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A Review of Electronics: An extensive series of pages based on experiments that can be done in the personal or home laboratory. The emphasis is on enjoyment and intellectual pleasure, but there is much practical matter as well. The earlier pages are more basic, while the later ones try to cover all the interesting experiments that can be carried out at low cost with what is available, including vacuum tubes and gaseous discharges. Much can be done with only a DMM and a breadboard, much more with the addition of an oscilloscope. All the circuits have been tested; there is no pompous handwaving as in a university course. New pages are added continually at present, and old ones revised to fix mistakes and to include new material. The level is not really elementary, but it should be accessible to most interested persons with a knowledge of electrical circuits, and everything is explained from fundamentals.

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