Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th Edition
Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics
In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide.
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I have the second edition from 1997, which has been sitting on my shelf unread for many a year now. As someone with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, but more focused on software, I basically waded through my electronic/electrical engineering classes, focusing more on getting the grade than learning anything useful. Although I can say that from my background, some of the stuff in this book is very basic, at the same time, I wish I had read this book before entering Georgia Tech 14 years ago. It explains the fundamentals of many electronic components in a very clear and concise way that essentially left me with many a Eureka! moments that I never had with an upper-level college education. In two pages, it clarified the fundamental working of semiconductor diodes and bipolar transistors in a way that an entire college-level semiconductor textbook didn't do. Although some of the information in my edition is dated, it was fun to learn about how the old tubes were used to construct RF amplifiers, etc.
I would love to check out Stan's other books, as he has helped rekindle my interest in engineering that has been languishing now for a long time, and provided me with the fundamental understanding necessary to actually make electronics a hobby of mine.
Review: Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics (Teach Yourself)User Review - David - Goodreads
This is a fine book. I got it for Christmas when I was twelve, at the recommendation of a friend. Now I study electrical and electronic engineering at degree level, and I *still* use some of the ... Read full review
Part 3 Basic Electronics
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