Electronics for Physicists

An Introduction

  • Bryan H. Suits

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book provides undergraduate physics majors and students of related sciences with a sound basic understanding of electronics and how it is used, principally in the physical sciences. While today few science students go on to careers that demand an ability to design and build electronic circuits, many will use and rely on electronics. As scientists, they will require an appropriate level of fundamental knowledge that enables them, for example, to understand what electronic equipment is doing, to correctly interpret the measurements obtained, and to appreciate the numerous links between electronics and how it is practiced, and other areas of science. Discussing electronics in the broader context and from the point of view of the scientist, this book is intended for students who are not planning to become electronics specialists. It has been written in a relatively informal, personal style and includes detailed examples, as well as some “outside the box” material to inspire thought and creativity. A selection of relevant exercises is included at the end of each chapter.


Undergraduate textbook on Electronics Electronic circuits Introductory electronics Basic electronics Scientific measurement Inductive position sensors Linear device Capacitors and nductors Circuit for measuring inductors Semiconductor Diode Thevenin and Norton equivalents

Authors and affiliations

  • Bryan H. Suits
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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