The Art of Electronics - third Edition
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It sort of runs out of steam once it gets to Op-Amps, but the coverage of the basic components is still decent and accessible. If you’re using a textbook for a class, having the international edition is a pain if it’s different – but if it’s just for personal study, it’s no problem. Sure it’s a great book for what it covers, but the x-Chapters itself is absolutely incomplete without AoE3 by its side. When I was taking EE at university and resenting all the calculus they were stuffing down our throats, and wondering when all the good stuff would come … I was shocked and more than a little angry when i discovered that the Physics majors had this one electronics course where they got all the useful, applicable information in one term.
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. If you are a non-technical person trying to learn from scratch, this will be a tough textbook, but it is do-able with a little dedication. As an example, the book devotes a section of a few pages to tunnel diodes, an esoteric subject with largely nostalgic interest for the authors.Recent interests include high-voltage RF (to 15kV) and precision high-current electronics (to 6000A). 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.
Winfield Hill has held positions at numerous organisations, including Harvard University's Electronic Design Center and Sea Data Corporation. Clear, direct, and well written with all the needed charts and drawings to illustrate needed concepts. Again, there’s a smattering of application examples featuring FETs, including driving a piezo transducer, generating fast pulses for LEDs, quickly quenching high-energy magnetic field coils, and generating fast 1.I especially like the comments about interpreting specifications and the deconstruction of the Agilent voltmeters is just, well, wonderful. Natürlich voll auf englisch, aber das ist in der Welt der fortgeschrittenen Elektronik so üblich, da der Leserkreis begrenzt ist.
Engineers, hackers and makers of all stripes, rejoice for the third edition … has been worth the wait! I guess the only other logical thing is that a lot of ICs nowadays are meant for high speed applications. Yes, but an EE undergrad degree doesn’t necessarily teach you about electronic applications unless you take courses that focus around that. This is the thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. For some reason, I almost didn’t recognise it by the title on teh interwebs for several mentions until I got used to it, it sticks in my mind and heard it referred to in real life as “Horowitz and Hill” .Doesn't dive terribly deep into any one specific topic, but has enough of everything to get started. After dropping out of the Chemical-Physics graduate program at Harvard University, and obtaining an E. In contrast, The Art of Electronics contains tables, equations, diagrams, and other material practitioners use for reference. In addition to covering more advanced materials relevant to its companion, The x-Chapters also includes extensive treatment of many topics in electronics that are particularly novel, important, or just exotic and intriguing.
Recent interests include high-voltage RF (to 15 kV), high-current pulsed electronics (to 1200 A), low-noise amplifiers (to sub-n V and pA), and MOSFET pulse generators. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular.
Many people have described the earlier editions as the best book on electronics, so [this third edition] had a lot to live up to; fortunately, it does not disappoint. In the third x-Chapter, you’ll find some good info on selecting FETs for your application, discussions of FET transconductance, the bandwidth of FET circuits (and comparisons to BJTs), a very good discussion of the evolution and current state of power MOSFETs, and a section on integrated MOSFET gate drivers. Chapter 5 details every circuit artifact that I've encountered in the past thirty years in a through, pragmatic, and straightforward way. They have also included a section on bus converters: bi-directional DC converters, which can convert from one voltage to another, say 12V down to 5V, but also work in reverse, transparently.