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In recent years there have been many changes in the structure of undergraduate courses in engineering and the process is continuing. With the advent of modularisation, semesterisation and the move towards student-centred learning as class contact time is reduced, students and teachers alike are having to adjust to new methods of learning and teaching.

Essential Electronics is a series of textbooks intended for use by students on degree and diploma level courses in electrical and electronic engineering and related courses such as manufacturing, mechanical, civil and general engineering. Each text is complete in itself and is complementary to other books in the series. A feature of these books is the acknowledgement of the new culture outlined above and the fact that students entering higher education are now, through no fault of their own, less well equipped in mathematics and physics than students of ten or even five years ago.

With numerous worked examples throughout, and further problems with answers at the end of each chapter, the texts are ideal for directed and independent learning. The early books in the series cover topics normally found in the first and second year curricula and assume virtually no previous knowledge, with mathematics being kept to a minimum. Later ones are intended for study at final year level.

The authors are highly qualified chartered engineers with wide experience in higher education and in industry. This book covers the material normally found in first and second year modules on digital electronics. It is intended for use by degree, diploma and TEC students in electronic engineering, computer science and physics departments. It is also aimed at those professionals who are revisiting the subject as a means of updating themselves on recent developments.

The philopsophy of this book is to cover the basics in detail and to give a taste of advanced topics such as asynchronous and synchronous circuit design, and semi-custom IC design. In other words we have adopted a broad brush approach to the subject. This will provide the reader with an introduction to these advanced techniques which are covered in more specialist and comprehensive texts. The book is sprinkled with numerous practical examples indicating good and poor design techniques and tips regarding circuit pitfalls.

To provide you with confidence in your understanding each chapter is concluded with both short and long questions and follows the same format as the other texts in this series. Acknowledgements Thanks are due to David Ross for his patience and understanding when every deadline was set and missed, and for offering the opportunity for us to be involved with this series. Finally, and not least, we would like to thank Robert, Emily, Charlotte, Jessica and Nicki (who also assisted in the proof reading) for their patience.