"Ever wanted to know how things work, especially electronic devices? This informative guide tells you all about the building blocks that make up electronic circuits and the components that make an electronic device tick. It explains electronics in an easy to understand way and then takes you through some simple but useful circuits that you can build for yourself. Areas covered include: The basic fundamentals of electricity ; Getting started in electronics ; Electronic theory explained ; Resistors and capacitors - what they do ; Transistors - how they work ; Crystals and coils ; Basic electronic building blocks ; Simple circuits described and explained ; How a radio works ; Designing simple circuits ; Circuit design software ; Making printed circuit boards ; Building electronic circuits ; Soldering techniques ; Test equipment ; Circuit testing and fault finding. Electronics in easy steps is ideal for anyone who has always wanted to know how electricity works and what electronic components do - from simple theory through to actually building, testing and troubleshooting useful and interesting circuits." -- Provided by publisher.