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Good EE Books?
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:34:35 PM »
Any good reccomendable EE books, I am not a beginner and definitly no expert, so for the intermediate?

I already checked up on the books on this website though
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 12:39:14 AM »
There are many fields in EE... What (more specifically) are you looking to learn about?

If you want robotics... then i keep hearing of "Robot builder's bonanza". Although i haven't looked at it myself.
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 11:04:09 AM »
Avoid "Practical Electronics for Inventors" - It is full of mistakes. At least the copy/version that I looked at.

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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 11:12:17 AM »
I have Practiacl Electronics for Inventors. It was required for one of my EE classes. I have not noticed any mistakes yet but it does not cover things indepth enough most of the time. I use it mainly now as a starting point. To get a generic overview of something or to help me remember how to do something before I jump head first into something like my MicroElectronics Circuits book that goes REALLY deep and is sometimes hard to find practical info in unless you work you way up to why those equations matter.
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 11:40:42 AM »
I have Practiacl Electronics for Inventors. It was required for one of my EE classes. I have not noticed any mistakes yet but it does not cover things indepth enough most of the time. I use it mainly now as a starting point.

What revision/edition of the book is it? I wonder if the one I perused was older and you have a second (or later?) edition.

I don't recall the edition that I viewed. But perhaps the mistakes have been corrected since then. It would make an all around reasonable book if that were the case.

 
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 11:52:30 AM »
As long as I'm talking about books, then two other books on par with "Practical Electronics for Inventors" (assuming a 2nd ed fixes mistakes and clears up the general initial poor editing) are:

"Getting Started in Electronics" - Forrest Mims

"Electrical Engineering 101" - Darren Ashby (Has a CD)

I mention these as not "I'm going to study to be an engineer" type of book, but more as the type of book that I think people on this board could turn to for guidance.


Also of interest to SoR members might be the "Evil Genius" series of books, in particular: Mechatronics, Electronic Circuits, 123 Robotics Experiments, and Electronic Sensors.


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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 12:02:35 PM »
I have not used the book extensively. Specifically the early stuff but it does have some bad editing at time. At least some sections are hard to understand because of editing. Probably the same book. I only use like 3 sections. Namely the 555 timer section.
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 01:01:35 PM »
I have the first edition the second is in google books.

http://books.google.com/books?id=nMBtypLEdqgC&printsec=frontcover
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 01:33:09 PM »
I don't recall the edition that I viewed. But perhaps the mistakes have been corrected since then. It would make an all around reasonable book if that were the case.

Nope. Still full of simple mistakes:


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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 02:14:09 PM »
They fixed some of them. I found one today actually. looked up the formula for a voltage divider network and got confused for a bit because the second resistor's voltage was labeled as Vin and I was like that don't look right. It should be V2 Thats on page 12. It looks like in the second edition they rewrote the entire section.
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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 07:58:13 PM »
I heard The Art of Electronics was considered the best EE book ever? Or maybe its too old now...

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Re: Good EE Books?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 07:08:09 AM »
Art of Electronics is an excellent book.

A new edition is supposed to be coming out "any day now" according to Winfield Hill. (He has been saying that for years.)

 


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