The present book is meant for the first-year engineering curricula of various universities in India. It
describes the basic theories of Semiconductor Diodes and Application, Bipolar Junction Transistors,
Biasing Methods, Other Devices, Amplifiers and Oscillators, Operational Amplifiers, Communication
Systems and Boolean Algebra, and Digital Logic.
S.Y. Kulkarni obtained his B.E. degree from B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli with 2nd Rank from Karnatak University, Dharwar. He did his postgraduation (M. Tech.) and Ph.D. from a highly reputed Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in the current field of VLSI Design.
B. Somanathan Nair is currently the Principal, S.H.M. Engineering College, Kadakkal, and a Visiting
Professor in the Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Formerly,
he was the Principal and Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in
various Government Engineering Colleges in Kerala. Professor Nair is the author of 23 textbooks in the
area of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
K. Shree Krishna Kumar is the Director of the All India Council for Technical Education, Bangalore.