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Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
07-24-2010, 11:25 AM
=== Update ===



Get the Latest Full Textbook in Print or PDF

The latest version of Understanding Signals with the PropScope is now published in both print and PDF. You can download the full PDF textbook from:

www.parallax.com/go/PropScope

Thanks to all our reviewers for their input!



=== Original Post ===

Understanding Signals with the PropScope Book/Kit

Understanding Signals with the PropScope is a forthcoming Stamps in Class (http://www.parallax.com/Default.aspx?tabid=362) textbook that utilizes the PropScope (http://www.parallax.com/go/PropScope) to examine signals in a variety of circuits and applications from our library of Stamps in Class textbooks. It will have a kit that is similar to the existing Understanding Signals kit, with a few circuit additions. The final text will be about 350 pages, and there will be additional materials reserved for instructors to develop homework, quizzes, tests, and labs.

Early Drafts - Please Post or Send Feedback

Early (unedited) drafts of Understanding Signals with the PropScope are getting posted to the PropScope Forum (http://forums.parallax.com/forumdisplay.php?f=76). See the Contents section below for links. Please keep in mind that these are unedited drafts, so there will be a number of formatting errors, typos, and grammatical errors.

We encourage you to post your comments, questions, suggestions, and typo reports, to the discussion for a given chapter. If you'd prefer to submit feedback offline, please feel free to use the message or email links in my posts. Hanno also requests reports of any bugs you notice as you try the experiments via message link. We'll both appreciate all your fresh sets of eyes examining both the draft and software.

Contents

Live links will take you to discussions of each chapter draft. A chapter draft .pdf is attached to the first post of each discussion. Some .pdf files were too over the 2 MB/post limit, so they are split into two files with links in the first post. If a link below is not live, it means the chapter has not yet been posted. All chapters should be posted by mid August.

Update 2011.03.21: Chapter links have been removed because you can now get the complete PDF from www.parallax.com/go/PropScope

Chapter 1: PropScope Introduction and Setup
Chapter 2: DC Measurements
Chapter 3: Human Speed Measurements
Chapter 4: Pulse Width Modulation
Chapter 5: Synchronous Serial Communication
Chapter 6: Asynchronous Serial Communication
Chapter 7: Basic Sine Wave Measurements
Chapter 8: RC Circuit Measurements
Chapter 9: Op Amp Building Blocks


Software

Make sure to download the most recent version of the PropScope software from www.parallax.com/go/PropScope.

Have fun!

Andy

Andy Lindsay
Education Department
Parallax, Inc.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
07-27-2010, 12:22 PM
Chapter 3 draft added to list. See first post.

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Andy Lindsay

Education Department
Parallax, Inc.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
07-28-2010, 03:13 PM
Chapter 4 draft added to list. See first post.

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Andy Lindsay

Education Department
Parallax, Inc.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
07-29-2010, 12:54 PM
Chapter 5 draft added. See first post for link.

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Andy Lindsay

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Parallax, Inc.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
08-09-2010, 01:18 PM
Chapter 6 draft added. See first post for link.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
08-25-2010, 01:31 AM
Chapter 7 draft added. See first post for link.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
08-27-2010, 12:36 AM
Chapter 8 draft added. See first post for link.

Andy Lindsay (Parallax)
09-02-2010, 12:43 AM
Chapter 9 also posted last week. See first post for link.