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The Art of Electronics - third Edition

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I started with the second edition and it was very well worn when I purchased a copy of the third, an upgrade I would recommend to anyone still on the fence. While I’ll discuss some of the highlights of each chapter — but not an exhaustive list — keep in mind that this book reads a little differently than AoE3: it’s more engineering reference handbook and less textbook.

The Art of Electronics brilliantly conveys its authors' enthusiasm and experience of practical engineering and is an inspiring read. I haven’t worked with too many excellent analog or mechanical engineers, so my experience with analog design has always been “If you see someone solving an equation for anything other than RF, digital, or power, you’re in for a hassle”, and I never paid much attention to the more arcane stuff. It’s at the same time an expanded discussion of many of the topics covered in AoE3 and a self-contained reference manual on a variety of topics in electrical engineering. Clear, direct, and well written with all the needed charts and drawings to illustrate needed concepts.

However, if you’ve used any of the three editions of The Art of Electronics with success, I’d recommend the x-Chapters without hesitation. How to get up to speed with anything new that might have appeared - after all it's been the best part of 40 years. Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-On Lab Course - (formerly Student Manual for The Art of Electronics) by Thomas C.

Oh, I’m more of a hands-on guy, the idea of waiting 2 years to “get started” would have drove me up a wall. As was noted, you won’t find a textbook introduction to bipolar junction transistors here; instead, you’ll find a collection of smaller notes about specific subtopics.This new book features expanded coverage of topics from the previous editions, plus discussions of some interesting but rarely traveled areas of electrical engineering. It does a better job than anything I've seen in any medium of telling me enough about a topic to allow me to then look up more elsewhere.

I will say that, having loved the style of the v2 pdf version, v3 seems to follow on in the same vein. Conductors, cables, and connectors are examined to determine the non-ideal effects they can exhibit. You’d also be amazed by how many EEs I work with that can’t tell you what a circuit does necessarily when looking at it. This is great if you’re an even somewhat experienced designer looking for some from-the-trenches experience on a specific topic, but maybe less useful for the beginner — more about that later.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Chapter 5 details every circuit artifact that I've encountered in the past thirty years in a through, pragmatic, and straightforward way.

This epic work was created by two of the best experts in the field (with many others providing information). As if gripped by an unseen force I found myself accumulating various components and sticking them to circuit boards with molten solder. I would personally say that this is not a complete beginners book, because there's a lot of information.Winfield Hill has held positions at numerous organisations, including Harvard University's Electronic Design Center and Sea Data Corporation. I think I learned more about circuits themselves when I was a technician than I did as an EE major in school. So, having had the book in hand — almost continuously — for a few days, I think I’ve got a decent idea of what it’s all about. It is an ideal first textbook on electronics for scientists and engineers and an indispensable reference for anyone, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.

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