Practical Electronics for Inventors, 4th Edition by Paul Scherz & Simon Monk pdf download.
Preface of ractical Electronics for Inventors, 4th Edition by Paul Scherz & Simon Monk book:
Inventors in the field of electronics are individuals who possess the knowledge, intuition, creativity, and technical know-how to turn their ideas into real-life electrical gadgets. We hope that this book will provide you with an intuitive understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of electronics in a way that fuels your creativity. This book is designed to help beginning inventors invent. It assumes little to no prior knowledge of electronics. Therefore, educators, students, and aspiring hobbyists will find this book a good initial text. At the same time, technicians and more advanced hobbyists may find this book a useful resource.
Notes about the Fourth Edition:
The main addition to the fourth edition is a new chapter on programmable logic. This chapter focuses on the use of FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) and shows you how to program an FPGA evaluation board using both a schematic editor and the Verilog hardware definition language. The book has also undergone numerous minor updates and fixes to errors discovered in the third edition. In addition, there has been some pruning of outdated material that is no longer relevant to modern electronics.
From the Publisher
Paul Scherz is a Systems Operation Manager who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Dr. Monk spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. Dr. Monk is the author of numerous electronics books, including Programming Arduino, Hacking Electronics, and Programming the Raspberry Pi.