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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2014, 08:05:09 pm »
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2014, 10:29:49 am »
Hi guys adding another one... I have been using this as a resource during my studies.

http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2014, 01:04:36 am »
More RF related , but I thought this was good ,
http://www.fourier-series.com/rf-concepts/smithchart.html
 

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2014, 07:48:41 pm »
An excellent application note for beginner from Tektronix on different measurements approach with an oscilloscope.

Fundamental of Floating Measurements and Isolated Input Oscilloscopes

Brief summary :

What are the Advantages & Trade-Offs for these type of measurements using the oscilloscope ?
  • Isolated Input Oscilloscope
  • Differential Probe
  • Voltage Isolator
  • "A minus B" (Two probes technique)
  • "Floating" a Conventional Grounded Scope

Download link -> http://info.tek.com/rs/tektronix/images/3AW_19134_2_MR_Letter.pdf


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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2014, 06:02:33 am »
Free technical support articles on basic electronics and automotive electronics

http://www.autoshop101.com/
Soldering/Rework: Pace ADS200, Pace MBT350
Multimeters: Fluke 87V, 117, 27/FM
Oscilloscopes: Rigol DS1054Z, Phillips PM3065
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2014, 09:29:32 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekMolloyDCU/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0


From his About page........
This channel contains the videos that are used to describe the experiments and demonstrations for an introductory module to Digital Electronics, which is running at the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University, Ireland. There are additional videos related to embedded systems, which he also teaches; however, many of these videos stem from personal interest in the area. He has created a website derekmolloy.ie to provide additional materials in order to support these videos and also to capture his personal blog.

Dr. Derek Molloy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Computing at Dublin City University. He lectures in Object-oriented Programming, 3D Computer Graphics and Digital Electronics at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests are in the fields of Computer & Machine Vision, 3D Graphics & Visualisation and e-Learning.
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2014, 10:30:59 pm »
In my specialty (Ship's mechanics) we use the Wildi:

http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=Books01
The current edition is the 6th.

The 4th and 5th can easily be found on internet get an idea if this is your cup of tea.
If you have an interest in AC motor and generators, it is well worth buying.

The instructor's manual is freely available (but apart from the intro useless without the book)
http://onlinebookbank.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/electrical-machines-drives-and-power-systems.pdf

It's well looking at his problem solving exercises, offered free of charge!
http://www.wildi-theo.com/index.php?p=ListProblems
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I'm electronically illiterate
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2014, 10:03:38 pm »
I've searched but couldn't find a mention of the Elenco Micro-Master MM-8000 8085 microprocessor basic systems course. Basically you go though the following booklet:

http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/MM8000K1.pdf

and build a basic 8085 single board computer. It's great fun and very detailed w.r.t. processor buses and timing. It did my soldering a world of good. I attach before and after pictures.
"Who said that you should improve programming skills only at the workplace? Is the workplace even suitable for cultural improvement of any kind?" - Christophe Thibaut

"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." - Alan Kay
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2014, 02:18:26 pm »
 If you want a good introduction to the true field nature of electricity, but is still approachable with only a good algebraic mathematical background; I highly recommend the article* "AC electrical theory" by David W. Knight. Not for true beginners, since some familiarity with dc ohm's law is required but this should provide an excellent beginning for someone who is particularly interested in how ac and rf circuits work. I must say, I was blown away with some of the concepts presented even though I learned basic electronics some time ago. Not the easiest read, but there are quite a few somewhat advanced topics and formulas covered in a rather, compact form, even so, the author derives them from previous concepts. The best part is that it is available on-line, although there is a copyright , in a 108 page pdf file along with other articles, some rather incomplete.
 
* http://www.g3ynh.info/zdocs/index.html
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2014, 07:47:38 am »
L'électronique par l'expérience (electronics by experience)
By Pierre Mayé - Dunod - ISBN 978-2-10-050025-3

In French, but the first page is a breadboard and the first example a 741 Op amp... So not much theory then :)
I'm electronically illiterate
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #85 on: August 28, 2014, 05:48:08 am »
It was briefly mentioned a few pages back, but I want to bring up Digilent's classroom page again:

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

Of particular use/utility is their Circuits 1 course, found at:

http://www.digilentinc.com/Classroom/RealAnalog/

I am about 2/3 of the way through this course now, and the lectures and text are fantastic. This course is more mathematically rigorous than many of the free texts out there, but it is extremely doable. I have learned the differential equations as I went along, and the calculus is possible to learn along the way as well. It really is a much better treatment of the subject than an algebra-based course on introductory circuits, and I recommend it to any newcomer, even those with an aversion to mathematics.

For Physics: Electricity and Magnetism material, I highly recommend Michel Van Biezen's youtube series, found at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ilectureonline

His series centers on solving homework-style problems, and less of an outright lecture. Nonetheless, I have found his videos extremely well put together, and very informative. Good stuff for learning about charge, voltage, fields, energy, etc.
It's perfectly acceptable to not know something in the short term. To continue to not know over the long term is just laziness.
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2014, 05:37:40 pm »
The companion website for the electromagnetics book I'm using has an absolutely excellent interactive modules section. The transmission lines demos are especially excellent:
http://em.eecs.umich.edu/ulaby_modules.html

Only bummer is they run on Java.

They were co-developed with another site which has a few other good demos: http://amanogawa.com/
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2015, 06:34:49 am »
On page 1, TeraHZ already mentioned the MIT 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics) course.
Review the material as a guest on https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu .

The accompanying text book is

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits
by Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey H. Lang

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
    CHAPTER  1  The Circuit Abstraction
    CHAPTER  2  Resistive Networks
    CHAPTER  3  Network Theorems
    CHAPTER  4  Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits
    CHAPTER  5  The Digital Abstraction
    CHAPTER  6  The MOSFET Switch
    CHAPTER  7  The MOSFET Amplifier
    CHAPTER  8  The Small-Signal Model
    CHAPTER  9  Energy Storage Elements
    CHAPTER 10 First-Order Transients in Linear Electrical Networks
    CHAPTER 11 Energy and Power in Digital Circuits
    CHAPTER 12 Transients in Second-Order Circuits
    CHAPTER 13 Sinusoidal Steady State: Impedance and Frequency Response
    CHAPTER 14 Sinusoidal Steady State: Resonance
    CHAPTER 15 The Operational Amplifier Abstraction
    CHAPTER 16 Diodes

    APPENDIX A Maxwell's Equations and the Lumped Matter Discipline
    APPENDIX B Trigonometric Functions and Identities
    APPENDIX C Complex Numbers
    APPENDIX D Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations

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oops, forgot the x in the course number
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #88 on: January 26, 2015, 07:55:05 pm »
Beginners may like this one:



The downloadable textbook covers both hardware, interfacing and software design. It is based around
the Atmel AVR range of microcontrollers and the Bascom AVR cross compiler from MCS Electronics.

 1 Introduction to Practical Electronics
 2 An introductory electronic circuit
 3 Introductory PCB construction
 4 Soldering, solder and soldering irons
 5 Introductory Electronics Theory
 6 Introduction to microcontroller electronics
 7 Microcontroller input circuits
 8 Programming Review
 9 Introduction to program flow
10 Introductory programming - using subroutines
11 Introductory programming – using variables
12 Basic displays
13 TDA2822M Portable Audio Amplifier Project
14 Basic programming logic
15 Algorithm development – an alarm system
16 Basic DC circuit theory
17 Basic project planning
18 Example system design - hot glue gun timer
19 Basic interfaces and their programming
20 Basic analog to digital interfaces
21 Basic System Design
22 Basic System development - Time Tracker
23 Basic maths time
24 Basic string variables
25 Advanced power interfaces
26 Advanced Power Supply Theory
27 Year11/12/13 typical test questions so far
28 Advanced programming -arrays
29 AVR pull-up resistors
30 Advanced keypad interfacing
31 Do-Loop & While-Wend subtleties
32 DC Motor interfacing
33 Advanced System Example – Alarm Clock
34 Resistive touch screen
35 System Design Example – Temperature Controller
36 Advanced programming - state machines
37 Alarm clock project re-developed
38 Advanced window controller student project
39 Alternative state machine coding techniques
40 Complex - serial communications
41 Radio Data Communication
42 Introduction to I2C
43 Plant watering timer student project
44 Bike audio amplifier project
45 Graphics LCDs
46 GLCD Temperature Tracking Project
47 Interrupts
48 Timer/Counters
49 LED dot matrix scrolling display project – arrays and timers
50 Medical machine project – timer implementation
51 Multiple 7-segment clock project – dual timer action
52 The MAX 7219/7221 display driver IC’s
53 Cellular Connectivity-ADH8066
54 Data transmission across the internet
55 Assignment – maths in the real world
56 SSD1928 based colour graphics LCD
57 Traffic Light help and solution
58 Computer programming – low level detail
59 USB programmer - USBASP
60 USBTinyISP programmer
61 C-Programming and the AVR
62 Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in CPP and the AVR
63 Current (2014) AVR development PCBS
64 Eagle - creating your own library
65 Practical Techniques
66 CNC
67 Index

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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2015, 05:06:01 am »
Whoah! Tons of stuff!

Any volunteer to organize it and put it in the first post?

I'm bad at maths, I have problems with complex numbers. Are there some easy tutorial about it?
 
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« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2015, 07:06:03 am »
One of these , the fourier series was in my bookmarks , found the other while trying to find my bookmark .
https://www.physicsforums.com/
http://www.fourier-series.com/
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2015, 04:42:02 pm »
Build virtual circuits easily with EveryCircuit for the Chrome browser
and simulate interactively.

 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2015, 06:48:42 pm »
nice, will play with it, $10 for the android app is not too much, the free one seems to have in-app purchases, not sure what that's about.
 
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« Reply #94 on: February 13, 2015, 09:32:20 am »
Thank you guys, as a beginner I really need this information. :box:
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #95 on: March 10, 2015, 08:15:48 am »
http://www.play-hookey.com/analog/

I have recently found this site, and in my opinion it's probably the best basic course on analog computation and op-amps that I've come across.
 
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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #96 on: March 20, 2015, 07:10:01 am »
48520 Electronics and Circuits Lecture Notes. 2015, by Peter McLean, University of Technology, Sydney.
http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ec/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf
Mainly lots of theory about analyzing linear circuits.

By the same author - 48551 Analog Electronics Lecture Notes, 2014.
http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/pmcl/ae/Downloads/LectureNotes.pdf
The theoretical parts are mostly about filter circuits. But Lecture 4, Passive Components, contains lots of information about all kinds of capacitors and resistors.
My site www.wisewarthog.com and my Youtube channel (in progress). Links and reviews of books and free stuff.
 
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« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2015, 07:05:06 am »
It looks like TI has jumped into the online education realm with their TI Precision Labs

The introductory video makes it look promising. I think I'll give it a go.

 
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« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2015, 04:20:04 am »
http://www.hparchive.com/appnotes.htm

Nice 1960s vibe, full of information.
 
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« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2015, 12:05:41 pm »
Wow, definitely going to be reading up on some of these if my AP teachers would lighten up a bit.  ;D Might have to wait until after the AP exams in May, but hey, free college credits for me!
 
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