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Offline Mint.

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 02:19:27 PM »
For really beginner electronics and components I came across a YouTube user named randyfromm who's videos I have found extremely helpful.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2012, 10:05:08 AM »
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.

Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview). 
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 09:48:31 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.

Was just about to post a link to this book... found it yesterday in Blackwell's and its already helped me out twice :D (Google books preview).

Practical Electronics for Inventors is a nice book, Scherz really tries to explain the concepts as easy as possible. I like his water analogies. Also, lots of practical advice. However, as robrenz has already mentioned, it does contain many errors. It may be useful to print out this errata sheet and consult it frequently while reading the book:

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/physics/ph235/errata.pdf

The number of errors might come as a shock, but I think for a beginner in electronics the advantage of good explanations outweighs the inconvenience of having to check for errors.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2012, 05:10:53 AM »
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2012, 05:20:11 AM »
Some great animations that help you understand electronic devices, circuits and systems:

http://www.williamson-labs.com
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2012, 09:30:26 AM »
Here's two that I've found useful:
http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/

I think both are excellent resources (maybe the best free resources on the web) if one is willing to systematically learn electronics, and to invest some time into it. Both do not demand any prior knowledge of electronics and provide very good and understandable explanations.

There is one chapter in allaboutcircuits that I highly recommend to everybody, even if one is only occasionally playing with electronic circuits, and this is the chapter on Electrical Safety:

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_3/index.html

Carefully studying it might actually safe your life one day.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2012, 12:10:46 AM »
Dave is hosting Lesley Greens book SEEKrets of Electronics Here http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2012, 08:19:06 AM »
Dave is hosting Lesley Greens book SEEKrets of Electronics Here http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf

Great book. If somebody wants to make a financial contribution to the author after reading it, here is the homepage of the book with the details:

http://www.logbook.freeserve.co.uk/seekrets/index.html
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2012, 03:07:07 AM »
http://www.prototypemachining.ca/Articles/ElectronicsMathSimplified.html
Electronics math in English, using units in words instead of letters.
Example: Inductors: Voltage = Current Change Per Second * Henries

A recommended read for anyone who finds math confusing.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 06:14:37 AM »
A good introduction to VHDL:

"Free Range VHDL" by Mealy and Tappero - 2011, 188 pages, 2.6 MB pdf

www.freerangefactory.org/dl/free_range_vhdl.pdf
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2012, 03:05:59 PM »
Here's a PDF version of the GE Transistor Manual mentioned in The Amp Hour episode #90:

GE - Transistor Manual 1964

It's a good read, actually.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2012, 03:24:56 PM »
Here's a link for India's NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) website.

http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/

To quote the website...

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NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. The mission of NPTEL is to enhance the quality of Engineering education in the country by providing free online courseware.

It has pretty much any EE course you can imagine in either video or web format.  You'll also find mathematics, computer science and a ton of other courses as well.
 

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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:29 PM »
One of the great books on analog design, now out of print, is available for download from the website of Analog Devices (www.analog.com). It can be downloaded chapter by chapter or complete (75MB):

http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/philbrick/computing_amplifiers.html

All players should have one! Other useful downloads at:

  http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/technical_books.html

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2012, 01:53:58 AM »
I am very new to this forum. In fact this is the first posting.  I am also not the best at proper etiquette or spelling.  Never the less, I hope i did not miss that this was allready posted in order to prevent redundancy, but I am a big fan of the encyclopedia of electronic circuits series.  There are no explanations on how the circuits really work, but there are thousands of circuits in which you can clone, modify and own.  Each book is about 1000 pages of nothing but circuits.  when you get the chance, you can look into it sometime.

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 09:59:15 AM »
Hi Guys, 

This is my first time posting.

After two courses in basic electronics, I'm reading two books:  1) "All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide" by Harry Kybett and Earl Boyson.  2) "How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic" by Michael Jay Geier. 

They're quite interesting and easy to read.  Has anyone read these and/or have any opinions about them? 

p.s.: I'm just starting out with minimal gear.  I have 4 DMMs of different types, a 100MHz dual trace Tek465B analog scope, a 3 Amp linear PSU and a 200 project Radio Shack Electronics Learning Lab.  I just got an Elenco transistor/diode tester kit to build. My 12 year old son wants to learn to solder.

Thanks in advance for any feed-back.

PJinLA
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2012, 04:31:14 PM »
A good electronic website fit for beginners.Tell you something about
circuit,resistor,multimeter,voltage dividers,oscilloscope,and so on
http://www.doctronics.co.uk/design.htm
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2012, 10:35:34 PM »
Please visit this site:

http://www.cirvirlab.com/

It is educational, for electronics study and simulation of most common electronic circuits and it's free.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2012, 08:42:14 AM »
http://www.ecircuitcenter.com/Circuits.htm

Many interesting circuits, together with the corresponding SPICE files, good explanations, and suggestions how to "play" with the simulated circuits to understand their behaviour.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2012, 05:58:57 PM »
Such a lot of information here!

Here's another I came across recently:
http://jacquesricher.com/NEETS/
NEETS - US Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series

24 chapters; each chapter is a single pdf.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2013, 11:07:17 AM »
I really like AfrotechMods' videos but he hasn't done many recently.  I was a fan of his site back in the early 2000's when he was doing videos of hard drive voice coils being used as speakers.
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2013, 07:42:27 PM »
I dont know if this one have been mentioned, but at http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html there are some nice books with alot of circuits.
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2013, 03:59:48 PM »
I've been making use of the MIT site http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/index.htm

It was mentioned earlier, but I've found it pretty useful. A lot of the courses have video lectures and assignments / exams.
 

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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2013, 09:16:54 AM »
http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm

An excellent series of video tutorials, lecture notes, lab exercises.

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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2013, 08:51:52 PM »
Excellent, they follow very closely to 2nd Uni topics. For me excellent tutorials.

http://www.digilentinc.com/NavTop/Classroom.cfm

An excellent series of video tutorials, lecture notes, lab exercises.

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