Designed for students who have no previous background in circuit theory or electronics, this text provides a sufficiently broad and thorough exposure to practical electronics to permit the immediate application of electronic circuits and instruments to
laboratory and research work. Because these applications involve increasingly sophisticated concepts in signal processing, this book includes practical introductions to network theory, linear system theory, modulation and detection, noise, guarding and shielding, and analog and digital instrumentation. Thus, this book can be used as a textbook for an introductory first course in electrical engineering, as a textbook for one-semester "Electronics for Scientists and Engineers" survey
course, or as a self-study primer for the professional scientist or engineer who needs additional background in the theory and practice of electronics.