This book is about teaching the Python programming language using the Raspberry Pi 4 computer. The book makes an introduction to Raspberry Pi 4 and then teaches Python with the topics: variables, strings, arrays, matrices, tuples, lists, dictionaries, user functions, flow of control, printing, keyboard input, graphics, GUI, object oriented programming and many more topics.
The book is aimed for beginners, students, practising engineers, hobbyists, and for anyone else who may want to learn to program in Python.
The book includes many example programs and case studies. All the example programs and case studies have been tested fully by the author and are all working. The example programs aim to teach the various programming concepts of Python. The case studies cover the use of Python in the analysis and design of electronic circuits. Some of the case study topics are
Resistor colour code identification
Resistive potential divider circuits
Resistive attenuator design
Zener diode voltage regulator design
RC and RLC transient circuits
Circuit frequency response
Saving data on external memory stick
Mesh and node circuit analysis using matrices
Resonance in RLC circuits
Transistor Biasing analysis
Transistor amplifier design
Design of active filters
Interfacing hardware with GPIO, I²C and SPI
Using Wi-Fi with Python and TCP/IP and UDP programs
Using Bluetooth from Python
Full program listings of all the programs used in the book are available at the Elektor website of the book. Readers should be able just to copy and use these programs in their Raspberry Pi projects without any modifications.