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Errata for A Peek at Computer Electronics

 

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  • Reported in: P1.2 (21-Feb-08)
#30998
PDF page: 8

"So many of the things we take for granted everyday relies"

Should be rely.--Charles Blaine

  • Reported in: P1.2 (21-Feb-08)
#31000
PDF page: 10

"In the first section of the book,Basic Electricity, we..."

Needs a space.--Charles Blaine

  • Reported in: P1.2 (21-Feb-08)
#31001
PDF page: 11
"Voltage is defined as the difference in electrical potential between two points in an electrical circuit. It is a measure of the electrical energy di...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (04-Sep-07)
#29623
PDF page: 19
Figure 2.1 and 2.2 are equations not figures, you don't use a figure to do calculations, you use an equation. I would kindly suggest that you would...more...
  • Reported in: P1.1 (04-Nov-07)
#29826
PDF page: 20
I'd suggest changing the layout of figure 2.2. The first time I looked at it I thought that Power = Current / Voltage because the Current box is over...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (21-Feb-08)
#30997
PDF page: 23

Unless I am misunderstanding something, 9 * 1.8mA is not 9.8mV. It's 16.2mV.--Charles Blaine

  • Reported in: P1.2 (08-Aug-08)
#33841
PDF page: 33

Second sentence is unclear "He proposed that the discovery
was centered around dissimilar metal of the knife. "

Great book!--abhi

  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Jan-09)
#37298
PDF page: 102

On pp 102 & 103, the graphic incorrectly labels the filament as "fila".

--Alec R.

  • Reported in: P1.2 (12-Dec-10)
#45977
PDF page: 104

para 4 "Anit-mony"--Roy MacLean

  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41920
PDF page: 104

Doubled word. "Similiarly, you create a a p-type semiconductor"--Jason Hansen

  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41921
PDF page: 105
Electrons should be singular in the following sentence or the sentence needs some other changes. "It then begins using this energy to attract anoth...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41922
PDF page: 106
I don't believe both sides will have extra electrons as described in this sentence. "When this happens, we end up with an excess of electrons on th...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (22-Oct-08)
#35398
PDF page: 111
Thomas Watson is not the inventor of the transistor. Neither Thomas A. (co-inventor of the telephone) nor Thomas J. (the man who made IBM use transis...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41923
PDF page: 124

"...and the data outputsput of each flip-flop..."

Outputsput should be output--Jason Hansen

  • Reported in: P1.2 (17-Dec-07)
#30019
PDF page: 130
This sentence is not correct: However, some parts of the processor may work faster than others meaning that some data may be sitting idle waiti...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (17-Dec-07)
#30020
PDF page: 136

Missing an "s" at the end:

One problem with traces on a printed circuit board is that
they are purely two dimension.--Kyle Oba

  • Reported in: P1.2 (17-Dec-07)
#30021
PDF page: 136

Missing an "s" after "get":

This presents a problem when there get to be
a large number of traces—--Kyle Oba

  • Reported in: P1.2 (17-Dec-07)
#30022
PDF page: 142

"is the one" is not proper:

RAM, or Random Access Memory, is the one of the most important parts
of the whole computer system--Kyle Oba

  • Reported in: P1.2 (21-Dec-10)
#46070
PDF page: 144

should be SiO2, not SO2

also last line: "bent" not "bended"--Roy MacLean

  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41927
PDF page: 153
"...within in..." should just be "...within..." In contrast, today’s hard drives boast storage spaces of 300GB or more, within in a considerably sm...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41928
PDF page: 153
Double word "...with with..." These platters are generally made of aluminum or, more recently ceramic, and are coated with with a magnetized compou...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (26-Dec-09)
#41929
PDF page: 155
Doubled words (sort of) "...as been has been..." More recently, a separate read head as been has been created which uses a small piece of material ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (27-Dec-09)
#41931
PDF page: 157
Double word "... as as ..." Above this speed, some tricks are employed as as the use of special (and more expensive) ball bearings to balance the d...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (11-Mar-08)
#31196
PDF page: 159
The contents are incomplete and not comprehensible. Is it some printing errors? " CD-RW Burners Use a phase change medium, which melts into a l...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (27-Dec-09)
#41936
PDF page: 171
Double word "... of of ..." This type of of PSK is known as Quadrature PSK since four phases are used. It’s possible to use more (8) or less (2) ph...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (24-Dec-10)
#46104
PDF page: 179

First para: ungrammatical sentences (and elsewhere too - don't these books get proof-read?)--Roy MacLean

  • Reported in: P1.2 (15-Mar-08)
#31244
PDF page: 207

The word 'electeomagnetic' should be electromagnetic--Kwan Hon Luen

  • Reported in: P1.2 (15-Mar-08)
#31243
PDF page: 209

The word suck should be replaced as such.--Kwan Hon Luen

  • Reported in: P1.2 (12-Jun-11)
#47184
PDF page: 218
First paragraph: ungrammatical sentence: "Bohr found that ... the electrons had the orbits had discrete energies, meaning that only certain electron ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.2 (24-Jan-10)
#42165
PDF page: 219

Third word should be 'possess' not 'posses'--Lachlan Dowding

  • Reported in: P1.2 (13-Jan-12)
#48520
PDF page: 221
In the penultimate paragraph, second line we have: "Hydrogen, with atomic number 1, has one 1one electron in this shell". There are too many "one"...more...