This book starts with some basic scientific principles and isses of air quality, noise and the greenhouse effect and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative sources of energy are covered. The book concludes with a selection of detailed case studies of award winning projects – including the BRE Environment Office Building, winner of numerous architectural and engineering awards.
Take your electronics skills to the next level!
If you’re looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you how to develop your own breadboard, design your own circuit, and get savvy with schematics.
Covers the basics of electronics and demystifies a variety of electronics concepts
Encourages you to dive in and design a variety of fun and interesting entertainment, electronics, mobile, and automotive projects
Offers troubleshooting advice for common electronics challenges
Reviews circuits, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and much more
So, get plugged in and start your next electronics project today with this book by your side!
Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects.
The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include:
Getting Started with Electronics
Working with Basic Components
Working with Integrated Circuits
Getting into Alternating Current
Working with Radio and Infrared
Doing Digital Electronics
Working with Basic Stamp Processors
Building Special Effects
With nearly 900 pages of instruction, Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the bases and provides a fascinating hands-on exploration of electronics.
Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how!
You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works. This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely.
Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work
Essential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you
Schematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s going
Symbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components
Tools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard
Break it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors
Getting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them
& Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them
Open the book and find:
The difference between electronics and electricity
A list of essential tools
Cool projects you can build quickly
Great places to find parts
Important safety tips
What a sine wave is
Interesting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motors
Ohm’s Law and how to use it