The Illustrated Dictionary Of Electronics

If you have been looking for a comprehensive electronics dictionary. then TAB BOOKS' The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics (No. 1066) by Rufus P. Turner just may be the ticket. As the cover states, this work (868 pages!) contains "Complete, modern definitions for well over 24.000 electronics/computer terms!" The "illustrated" part comes from the nice springing of explanatory drawings found throughout.

Many so-called electronics dictionaries have, in the past, been very skimpy in numbers of termsand lengthsof definitions. This is not the case with this one. On lop of having a listing for just about everything that you can think of, many definitions refer to related subjects which may further enhance your understanding of a word or phrase For instance, if you iook up "transverse electric mode, the explanation also asks you to "Compare transverse magnetic mode' and to "Also see waveguide mode."

Definitions of ■ monkey chat ter/" "water capacitor."1 von Hip-pel breakdown theory, "episco tister. and Bunets Formula' are included in this very com-prehensile listing Of common and not so common electronics and computer terms and phrases. Lest you think that this book is too deep for a non-engineer. it also has definitions foi ham-type terms such as "side swiper/' "double-extended Zepp antenna," "bazooka/' and "slow-blow fuse.1'

Also mcluded is a Tables and Data" section, which contams.

among other things, a wire gauge table, C°-toF° conversions, many generai-purpose conversion factors, electronic abbreviations, and many math and electronics constants.

The real >vay to apprecia-e this dictionary is to gei ahold oi one. Even at $14 95, it won t take iong to pay for itself in the confi dence that you gain by increasing your vocabulary and your understanding of the electronics revolution. Once you start thumbing through this one. it will be tough to put it back on the shelf. TAB BOOKS Blue Ridge Summit PA i7214

Gene Smarte WB6TOV News Editor

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