For students following pre-degree vocational electronic and electrical engineering courses at levels 2 and 3; foundation degree students and undergraduates. The BTEC National Engineering course has a brand new syllabus and this text is now fully updated to reflect these changes. It introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory, enabling level three students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed for careers in electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. Free online instructor's manual and a solutions manual are available.
John Bird, the author of over 100 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe's largest engineering training establishments.