Paul Scherz is a physicist/mechanical engineer who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. His area of interest in physics currently focuses on elementary particle interactions, or high energy physics, and he is working on a new theory on the photon problems with Nikolus Kauer (Ph.D. in high energy physics, Munich, Germany). Paul is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University's Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.
Part I Theory Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Theory Part II Devices Chapter 3. Basic Electronic Components Chapter 4. Discrete Semiconductors Chapter 5. Optoelectronics Chapter 6. Sensors Chapter 7. Hands on Electronics Part III Design Chapter 8. Operational Amplifiers Chapter 9. Filters Chapter 10. Oscillators and Timers Chapter 11. Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies Chapter 12. Digital Electronics Chapter 13. Microcontrollers Chapter 14. Electromechanical Devices Chapter 15. Audio Electronics Chapter 16. Applied Electronics Part IV Appendixes Appendix A. Power Distribution and Home Wiring Appendix B. Error Analysis Appendix C. Useful Facts and Formulas Appendix D. Component Data, List of Logic ICs, Foreign Semiconductor Codes