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Offline HarlanLSU1

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« Reply #250 on: November 30, 2018, 05:13:01 am »
 :-+4th ed 2016 1056pp.  :-+ This is a great paperback book for only $27.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1259587541/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 
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« Reply #251 on: December 01, 2018, 06:19:10 pm »
 Yes, PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS FOR INVENTORS is a very good book, especially the way that the author gets to the core of complex areas and explains them a succinct and simple way. I wish this book had been available when I started learning about electronics. :)
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« Reply #252 on: December 01, 2018, 06:27:45 pm »
CALCULUS MADE EASY

https://www.cimat.mx/ciencia_para_jovenes/bachillerato/libros/[Thompson,Gardner]Calculus%20Made%20Easy(1998).pdf

Long-time classic with a very readable style.
 

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« Reply #253 on: December 02, 2018, 07:52:46 pm »
EMC FOR PRODUCT DESIGNERS

This is the bible for EMC. Not only is it packed with easy-to-understand theory, but it gives practical guidance too, and it is a good read. Highly recommended. :-+

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780081010167?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrMXZoeGA3wIV4ZPtCh0rkwx3EAYYAiABEgKdnPD_BwE
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« Reply #254 on: December 13, 2018, 12:47:14 pm »
I saw on Pete Vree (YT channel) a free TI calculator emulator.. this works for me! http://wabbitemu.org/ From the site:

"Texas Instruments graphing calculator right on your Windows, Mac, or Android device. Wabbitemu supports the TI-73, TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-85, and TI-86. Fast and convenient, Wabbitemu allows you to always have your trusty calculator with you. Because Wabbitemu is an emulator, the calculator it creates will act exactly like the real thing."

AFAIK, this has not been posted on the forum yet, and it may be of help to "someone in a pinch" (no cash or dead calc. batteries?)
** On my mid-range i5 it uses 40-60 meg RAM and between 6 and 10% of CPU - WMMV
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« Reply #255 on: December 21, 2018, 09:40:30 pm »
WOW!!! I spent the last hour downloading or creating bookmarks to most of these recommendations!
Thanks for sharing all these resources!!!
 

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« Reply #256 on: December 24, 2018, 10:38:16 pm »
PRACTICAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

This is a really great book, covering the basics up to fairly advanced. It is comprehensive, fairly light on math (only where necessary), well presented and a good read. I would say that it spans the intermediate to advanced level. But, even if you are a newbee in electronics but planning on study and advancing, it would be worth looking at. Highly recommended.

A taster here:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=H_6ODAAAQBAJ&pg=SA8-PA46&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
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« Reply #257 on: January 11, 2019, 11:51:36 pm »
I don't know if this is on purpose or by error, but for the few here interested in state-of-the-art in high-power electronics,  it seems issues of Bodo's Power Systems are available by year and month (directly in the URL).

Eg: http://www.bodospower.com/restricted/downloads/bp_2019_01.pdf 
 

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« Reply #258 on: January 17, 2019, 09:09:11 am »
THE CALCULUS STORY by David Acheson

If you are just getting into calculus, this book is excellent. It explains both differentiation and integration in a simple, succinct way, with plenty of diagrams to illustrate the principles. Highly recommended:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calculus-Story-Mathematical-Adventure/dp/0198804547
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« Reply #259 on: January 17, 2019, 09:29:47 am »
DAYCOUNTER CALCULATORS

There are a load of calculators on the net, but the DayCounter calculators are particularly comprehensive and wide ranging:

https://daycounter.com/Calculators/

DAYCOUNTER DECIBELL CALCULATOR

For some reason, the DayCounter deciBell calculator is at a different web address to the other calculators:

https://www.daycounter.com/Calculators/Decibels-Calculator.phtml
 

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« Reply #260 on: January 19, 2019, 06:58:14 am »
Hello,

I wanted to take a look at the Philips book linked by Mike in post #204 (thank you, Mike!  :-+), and I found that having 8 separate PDF files for 8 chapters was not ideal (anyhow, that looked messy in my PDF folder).

If anyone is interested, here is the book, slightly rearranged: the table of contents is now at the beginning, the index is still at the end, and the 8 chapters follow one another nicely. The entries in the table of contents are not clickable (they didn't either in the original files) but the PDF bookmarks for the chapters do work.

http://jfsimon.net/public/Power_Semiconductor_Applications_Philips.pdf

thanks to everyone for the great list of URLs and books in this topic !
 
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« Reply #261 on: January 26, 2019, 06:33:30 am »
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« Reply #262 on: January 27, 2019, 06:33:06 am »
Antenna Physics by Robert J Zavrel. This takes a very deep dive into how antennas work, why they work and how to understand them.

It is described as "An Introduction" and this is true relative to the subject but those who want some breezy and light reading with no math, this is not the book for you.  If you are not really facile with physics and math but wish to be enlightened, this is an awesome book. 

I recommend the soft cover over the Kindle edition because the Kindle does not do well with displaying the formulas.

https://www.amazon.com/Antenna-Physics-Introduction-ARRL-Inc-ebook/dp/B01CQ07E46
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« Reply #263 on: February 03, 2019, 01:33:13 am »
INTRODUCTION TO SMPS CONTROL TECHNIQUES

Below is a link to  the slides from a Micochip web seminar, which give a wonderfully, clear and concise overview of the different types of control for SMPS, ranging from the traditional to the most modern: 'traditional control techniques are like driving a car by looking out of the rear window, whereas modern control techniques are like driving a car by looking through the front window- the first is reactive and the second is proactive.'

Well worth taking a few minutes to read if you have an interest in SMPs:

https://www.microchip.com/stellent/groups/SiteComm_sg/documents/Training_Tutorials/en527885.pdf


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Re: Electronics primers, course material and books
« Reply #265 on: March 15, 2019, 02:40:21 pm »
My vote is for "Electronic Communication" by Robert Shrader. You may take that with a generous dash of salt.
Even the latest edition is outdated by today's standards. Yet Shrader really knew how to communicate electronics, if you'll forgive the permutation of the title. I wish I'd discovered it earlier.
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« Reply #266 on: March 16, 2019, 04:55:37 pm »
This might have been posted before (couldn't find it in a search) but there are a lot of reference designs here http://www.ti.com/reference-designs/index.html which look interesting.
 


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