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Offline Chasm

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Electronics primers, course material and books
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:01:07 AM »
Hi,

I'd like to start a list of freely (and legaly) available electronics primer and course material, books and other stuff, similar to the datasheet database.
There were some great links in various topics but they get easily lost.


freetechbooks.com has dozens of books on various topics.
Mostly computer sciences, programming and mathematics but also electric circuits and signal processing.
New material are added, a RSS feed is availible.


NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) link
The Complete NEETS (Navy electricity and electronics training series) is available here http://www.phy.davidson.edu/instrumentation/NEETS.htm in PDF which you can download for FREE.Answers to asignments are NOT included if you are not 100% certain your answer is correct reread the lesson ALL answers are in the text.If you get stuck post on the forum.The module you need (for multivibrators ) is #9, but all are worth a read.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 07:04:25 AM »
good idea I've made it a sticky, Also This topic is full of goodness: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/online-resources-for-self-education/
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 07:10:27 PM by Simon »
The ĀµCurrent has landed in Europe and now also selling Probe Master probes: http://www.sparkylabs.co.uk/store/
 

Offline MegaWatt

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 08:58:20 AM »
I don't want to make any advertisement for another forum, but here you can find a lot!
All are legal and free!
http://www.reddit.com/r/eebooks
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 03:37:14 PM »
While it is from one specific company (hopefully not seen as spam, I promise I don't work for them) the tutorials on Sparkfun's website are pretty good. (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials) The bite-sized tutorials in particular are nice for good information packed into small space for a quick read in your spare time. Not as much detail as you would get in, say, Horowitz and Hill, or even some of the other resources listed here, but a good place to start.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 09:05:26 AM »
I've found this link quite helpful.  It is http://www.electronicstheory.com/html/cindex.htm.  It is an Electronics 101 Course that contains 75 Chapters on just about every undergrad subject for EE.  It's legal and free.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 10:01:06 AM »
Thanks for the correction on the link I posted.
 


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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 12:44:43 AM »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the MIT course materials on EE and CS:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/

I just watched (yes, video) the first lecture from 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) and I'm hooked! Especially at the end when Prof. Agarwal made a pickle glow :).  I can't believe I can get MIT education for free.

Then you have the Stanford SEE (more CS oriented)
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx

Other schools have similar programs, but on the few I checked, they didn't have any electronics related material.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 06:10:53 PM »
A mate of mine runs the Radio and Electronics School, www.res.net.au. It's mainly set up for students to gain their Amateur Radio licence, but you learn quite a bit about electronics as well, oh and it's free! It's run by volunteers. You can also join a Yahoo group for students to ask questions etc. Tell Ron Raff sent you!

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 04:11:51 PM »
I had another thouht.. yes I know 2!!! What about Talking Electronics? www.talkingelectronics.com
Very well written stuff here, I love the way Colin puts it together, I have all of the old Talking Electronics magazines at home here, and even the 2 computer projects as well, and yes they still work!

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 12:21:21 AM »
This is amazing electronics forum, thanks guys

I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

 
 

Offline maulik112

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 07:28:59 PM »
hello..friends...this is amazing forum..
this is one site which is useful :::www.electronics-lab.com

and for beginners they should refer book :: boylstead.
 

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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 02:28:50 AM »
Hi, and thank you very much. I was searching for exactly this, books for beginners with the basics. I now have a lot of reference books. I was on my local book store but everything was too advanced and confusing for me. Keep the great work up ;D
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 12:38:55 AM »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the MIT course materials on EE and CS:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/

I just watched (yes, video) the first lecture from 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) and I'm hooked! Especially at the end when Prof. Agarwal made a pickle glow :).  I can't believe I can get MIT education for free.

Then you have the Stanford SEE (more CS oriented)
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx
My first thought when I saw this thread was about the MIT OpenCourseWare.  Great stuff.  And in some of the cases, even the textbooks are available in electronic format (view only obviously).  I see the above mentioned 6.002 is one of them. 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 03:21:02 AM »
Make magazines channel on youtube is pretty awesome http://www.youtube.com/user/makemagazine
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 04:54:38 PM »
There is an amazing amount of material on analogue, digital, microcontrollers, and heaps more over at Colin Mitchell's website - Talking Electronics.

http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2011, 02:31:54 PM »
If I could only keep one of my books on electronics, This would be it:  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319339386&sr=1"-1  Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz.
It is the "Art of Electronics" for the rest of us normal intelligence folk.  Even though it has many obvious errors it covers all aspects of electronics and goes into great depth on components. Every type of a component (carbon, wire wound, thin film, thick film, ceramic , etc.) is explained and why you would or would not use it. There is both graphical analogy explanation of electronic principals and the mathematical. Much of the info are very important topics that I have not seen anywhere else .  It is the one book that will stay on your bench.

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2011, 12:03:55 AM »
I'm a complete beginner, therefore this thread is very useful for me. When I have time I will look through the primers. I bet they are really useful and avoid that I will came back and ask stupid questions in the forum. Thank you for this ;) Although it could happen that I have some further questions, I hope this is OK then!
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2011, 12:39:13 AM »
I'm looking a good smps book, is anyone know where can I find switch mode power supply book ?

I have this  one : "HIGH-FREQUENCY SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES : THEORY AND DESIGN" by George Chryssis - McGraw-Hill 
It's a little outdated and I don't know if a newer edition is available (mine is the second edition, circa 1989?)

Search on Amazon. You can find it and other, more recent books.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 05:34:37 AM »
These are the three references that have helped me out the most so far:
     
   * Talking Electronics (books by Colin Mitchell)
   http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html

   * Op-Amps For Everyone
   http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf

   * The Electronics Club (website)
   http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/index.htm

Op-Amps for everyone is par none the best resource for finding reference op-amp designs. Talking Electronics has LOTS of great material; however, I find many of the reference circuits have little problems (resistor values approximated, transistor junction voltage drops approximated etc). Lastly the website at the end provides many great tutorials on how to do praticle things.

Enjoy!
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2011, 04:23:55 AM »
I forgot to mention there is a suppliment (sort of) to the Op-Amps for Everyone reference; it is called the "Handbook of Operational Amplifiers Applications". It can be found here: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/sboa092a/sboa092a.pdf

Together, these two references will describe everything you will ever need to know about op-amps!
 

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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 10:16:31 AM »
Comprehensive Training in Electronics videos. The site isn't organized the best but the videos are really pretty good, enjoy!!
http://sites.google.com/site/learnrf/
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 02:56:58 AM »
Hi, Thanks to everyone for sourcing this information, theres some truly great stuff here. Heres one that will interest people interested in PIC programming...

http://www.gooligum.com.au/tutorials.html
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »
Heres a really usefull link that downloads a .PDF document for a design of a DSPIC33F series DSP Educational Signal Processing Platform....

http://spinlab.wpi.edu/projects/dspboard/final.pdf

"A Major Qualifying Project Report
submitted to the Faculty of
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
Degree of Bachelor of Science"

 


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