No expensive tools required! Master electricity and electronics in the real world with practical, easy-to-build projects! Open this book and: understand the energy and applications that drive the modern world; build your own inexpensive electronics workbench; construct 25 useful projects that explore electrical and electronics power, principles, and applications.Have you ever dreamed of mastering the energy and technology that's transforming life on Earth? Imagine yourself in control of electronics at your own hobby bench? Wanted the knowledge and skills to make your electronic equipment work better, to create new applications (even new inventions), and to be able to explain what's going on inside the high-tech devices you use every day? With this book, you're on your way. Popular Electronics writer, G. Randy Slone can help you do it all. His "TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics" launches you into the exciting world of electronics. Practical and jovial, Randy tells you "watts" really going on. His reader-friendly guide will soon have you constructing exciting electronics projects, such as a state-of-the-art MOSFET audio amplifier that you build from scratch.You get every bit of help you need, from learning to solder and use test equipment to assembling a functional lab. Working at your own pace, you'll discover basic electrical concepts and components, transformer and ac voltage conversions, rectifiers, capacitors, resistors, zener diodes, integrated circuits, digital electronics, oscillators, and more. You'll also find helpful information on suggested reading, sources of equipment and materials, schematic symbols, and commonly used equations.From a pared-down course in quantum physics to suggestions for removing solder, this true beginner's guide keeps you entertained and answers all your questions. It's like being taught by a friend. If you want to enjoy learning electronics, you've come to the right place. It helps you to build: Percussion Synthesizer; M and FM Detector; Emergency Auto Flasher; Soldering Iron Controller; Logic Probes and Pulser; Light-Activated Relay; General-Purpose Battery Charger; Lab-Quality Audio Amplifier; and many others.