Features and Benefits

Table of Contents


Hallmark Features

  • Performance-based objectives provide a handy overview of the chapter organization and a map to student learning.
  • Objective identifiersin the margins cross-reference the objectives with the material contained in the chapter.
    • This helps students to locate the material needed to fulfill a given objective.
  • In-chapter practice problems included in most examples provide students with an immediate opportunity to apply the principles and procedures being demonstrated.
  • Summary illustrationsprovide a convenient description of circuit operating principles and applications.
    • Many also provide comparisons between related circuits.
  • Margin notes throughout the text:
    • Highlight differences between theory and practice
    • Provide reminders of principles covered in earlier sections or chapters.
  • In-Chapter Progress Checks. Each section of the text ends with a series of review questions that provide students with the opportunity to gauge their learning.
  • Critical thinking questions.
    • These questions, incorporated into many of the progress checks, challenge the students to think beyond the scope of the discussions.
  • Practice Problems.
    • An extensive set of practice problems appears at the end of each chapter.
    • In addition to standard practice problems, most of the problem sets include problems relating to previous chapters (Looking Back) and challengers (Pushing the Envelope).
  • List of key termsconclude each chapter
    • Providing students with the page number where each term is first introduced for quick and convenient reference.
  • Companion website at www.prenhall.com/paynter
    • Contains chapter summary reviews and additional multiple choice questions, providing students with an interactive resource that brings the subject matter to life