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Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics by Stan Gibilisco

By Stan Gibilisco

Carrying on with within the culture of its best-selling predecessors, this up-to-date dictionary of electronics phrases covers a broader variety of matters in an easier-to-use layout than the other resource of its type. No similar reference deals this kind of big variety of definitions, abbreviations, acronyms, illustrations, schematics, diagrams, and conversion tables. greater than 28,000 definitions--plus over 1,000 transparent and useful illustrations--make the 8th variation the last word reference for technicians, hobbyists, and scholars. Many new phrases and illustrations from robotics, synthetic intelligence, and private computing as they relate to electronics are incorporated. Definitions spelled out in simple English with minimum technical jargon make the Dictionary available to starting, intermediate, and complex electronics pros. you will discover assurance of the newest terminology in: instant expertise; Lasers; electronic tv; Radio; IC expertise; electronic and Analog Electronics; Audio and Video strength offers; Fiber Optic Communications. latest definitions were up to date, out of date fabric has been deleted, and all entries were reviewed via a piece of writing evaluation board to guarantee their accuracy. you could search for a greater resource of definitions in electronics...but you will not locate one!

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Air-to-ground radio frequency The carrier frequency, or band of such frequencies, allocated for transmissions from an aircraft to a ground station. airwaves 1. Radio waves. The term is slang, but is widely used. It probably came from the public’s 5059F-pA_1-55 4/9/01 4:41 PM Page 19 airwaves • aliasing noise mistaken notion that radio signals are propagated by the air. 2. Skywaves. Al Symbol for ALUMINUM. alabamine See ASTATINE. alacratized switch A mercury switch in which the tendency of the mercury to stick to the parts has been reduced.

Adjacent audio channel See ADJACENT SOUND CHANNEL. adjacent channel The channel (frequency band) immediately above or below the channel of interest. adjacent-channel attenuation The reciprocal of the selectivity ratio of a radio receiver. The selectivity ratio is the ratio of the sensitivity of a receiver (tuned to a given channel) to its sensitivity in an adjacent channel or on a specified number of channels removed from the original. adjacent-channel interference In television or radio reception, the interference from stations on adjacent channels.

A method of conveying intelligence in wireless com- munications and broadcasting. The modulatingsignal energy appears at sideband frequencies above and below, and very close to, the carrier frequency. These sideband signals carry all the information. The extent of modulation is expressed as a percentage, from 0, which represents an unmodulated carrier, to 100, which represents full modulation. In a signal modulated 100 percent, one-third of the power is used to convey the data; the other two-thirds is consumed by the carrier.

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