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This fifth edition has the same objectives as the four previous editions, namely, to provide a text and reference book that summarizes in understandable terms those principles and techniques that are the basic tools of electronics. In keeping with current trends, increased emphasis is placed on the general techniques of electronics. During my teaching in public school I completed a study on what industry wanted from students graduating with a background in electronics. I found that industry valued students’ ability to do more than their ability to know. I found that industry wanted less time spent on teaching theory and more time spent on instructing hands-on applications. After I had rewritten my curriculum, I found I had to use several textbooks to teach it.
I originally wrote the first edition of Introduction to Electronics to provide the students with all the information required by the curriculum in one easy-to-use textbook. The fifth edition continues to refine the needs of the students through input from teachers and changes from the electronics field.
Due to the rapid growth of electronics, it becomes impossible to cover all of the important topics in a one-year course. Introduction to Electronics provides the instructor with an opportunity to select those topics that he/she wishes to emphasize and, at the same time, provides the student with a reference book of basic electronics coverage and continuing value. Teachers can guide students to concentrate on the material related to a particular course syllabus, leaving the remaining subject matter as enrichment should students wish to extend their knowledge at a future date.
The emphasis still continues to be coverage of electronics combined with a presentation that allows the student to study a particular topic without having to read the entire text. The level of the presentation remains unchanged.
INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE. The Instructor’s Guide contains solutions to end-of-chapter textbook questions and to the lab manual experiments. To assist the instructor/teacher in preparing the program, a curriculum guide is provided in the Instructor’s Guide. It helps instructors to provide a program that will develop a student’s interest in the field of electronics.