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Introduction to Digital Electronics

Introduction to Digital Electronics

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I n
recent years there have been m any
c h a n g e s in th e s tru c tu re
of undergraduate
c o u r s e s
i n
e n g in e e rin g
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p r o c e s s
i s
c o n tin u in g .
W ith
th e
a d v e n t
o f
m o d u la ris a tio n ,
s e m e s te ris a tio n
a n d
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to w a rd s
s tu d e n t-c e n tre d

le a rn in g a s c la ss c o n ta c t tim e is re d u c e d , s tu d e n ts a n d te a c h e rs a lik e a re h a v in g to a d ju s t to n e w

m e th o d s o f le a rn in g a n d te a c h in g .
E s s e n tia l E le c tr o n ic s
is a
se rie s o f te x tb o o k s
in te n d e d
for use
b y
s tu d e n ts
o n
d e g r e e
a n d
d ip lo m a
level courses
i n
e le c tric a l
a n d
e le c tro n ic
e n g in e e rin g
a n d
related courses such as m anufacturing, m echanical, civil and general engineering.
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fe a tu re
of these
b o o k s
is th e a c k n o w le d g e m e n t o f th e
n e w
c u ltu re
o u tlin e d
a b o v e
a n d
th e fa c t th a t s tu d e n ts e n te rin g
h ig h e r e d u c a tio n
a re n o w , th ro u g h
n o
fa u lt o f th e ir o w n , le ss w e ll e q u ip p e d in m a th e m a tic s a n d p h y s ic s th a n s tu d e n ts o f
te n
o r
e v e n
fiv e y e a r s
a g o .
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num erous
w orked
e x a m p le s
th ro u g h o u t,
a n d
fu rth e r p ro b le m s w ith a n s w e rs a t th e e n d
o f e a c h c h a p te r , th e te x ts a re id e a l fo r
d ire c te d a n d in d e p e n d e n t le a rn in g .
T h e e a rly b o o k s in th e se rie s c o v e r to p ic s n o r m a lly f o u n d in th e first a n d s e c o n d
y e a r
c u rric u la
a n d
assum e
v irtu a lly
n o
p re v io u s
k n o w le d g e ,
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m a th e m a tic s
b e in g k e p t to a m in im u m . L a te r o n e s a re in te n d e d fo r s tu d y a t fin a l y e a r le v e l.
T he
a u th o rs
a re
h ig h ly
q u a lifie d
c h a r t e r e d
e n g in e e rs
w ith
w id e
e x p e r ie n c e
i n
h ig h e r e d u c a tio n a n d in in d u s try .
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T re n t U n iv e rs ity
P re fa c e
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in first a n d s e c o n d y e a r m o d u le s o n
d ig ita l e le c tro n ic s . It is in te n d e d
fo r u se b y d e g re e , d ip lo m a a n d
T E C

s tu d e n ts in electronic engineering, com puter science and physics departm ents. It is also aim ed a t th o s e p ro fe s s io n a ls w h o a re re v is itin g th e s u b je c t a s a m e a n s o f u p d a tin g

th e m -
selves on recent developm ents.
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o f th is b o o k
is to c o v e r th e b a s ic s in d e ta il a n d
to give a taste
of advanced
to p ic s
s u c h
a s
a s y n c h r o n o u s
a n d
s y n c h r o n o u s
c irc u it d e s ig n ,
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design. In other w ords w e have adopted
a broad
b ru sh
a p p r o a c h
to th e s u b je c t. T h is w ill p ro v id e th e r e a d e r w ith a n in tr o d u c tio n
to th e s e a d v a n c e d
te c h n iq u e s
w h ic h
a re
c o v e r e d
i n
m o re
s p e c ia lis t a n d
com prehensive
te x ts .
T he
b o o k
i s
s p rin k le d
w ith
num erous
p ra c tic a l
e x a m p le s
in d ic a tin g
g o o d
a n d
p o o r
d e s ig n
te c h n iq u e s
a n d
tip s
re g a rd in g
circuit pitfalls. T o
p ro v id e
y o u
w ith
confidence in your understanding
e a c h c h a p te r is c o n c lu d e d
w ith
b o th
short and
lo n g q u e s tio n s a n d fo llo w s th e s a m e f o r m a t a s th e o th e r te x ts in th is se rie s.
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T h a n k s
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d u e
t o
D a v id
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fo r
h is p a tie n c e
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w hen

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th is
s e r ie s .
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a n d
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least, w e
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lik e
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th a n k
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N icki (w ho
a ls o
a s s i s t e d
i n
th e
p ro o f
re a d in g )
fo r
th e ir
p a tie n c e .
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t o
th e
self-assessm ent
a n d
o th e r
e x e r c is e s
a re
a v a ila b le
fro m
th e
p u b lis h e rs to le c tu re rs o n ly . P le a s e e -m a il n ic k i.d e n n is @ h o d d e r.c o .u k

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