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Offline jonovid

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EEVblog #1270 - Electronics Textbook Shootout
« on: December 11, 2019, 08:22:37 am »
Electronics Textbook Shootout

What is the best electronics textbook?
A look at four very similar electronics device level texbooks

IMO
unhappy with other Electronics Textbooks?
publish your own book on electronics Dave.
your will be happy you did , when your too old to remember what you know now.
If you have it written in both Chinese and English text side-by-side on the pages, this will add future $ value to it.
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Re: EEVblog #1270 - Electronics Textbook Shootout
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 11:42:48 pm »
Dave,
I think you've mixed both types of textbooks into the bunch... at least from the USA perspective....
Here in the U.S., Floyd is for community college (2-yr college,  Associates degree, ASEE), and Boylestad is for 4-yr degree (BSEE, university). Not sure what other countries' college/univ. systems use. I do recall that exchange students from non-US countries noted Floyd-like textbooks from their country's BSEE coursework (i.e., less mathy).

About Floyd ... there is a companion LAB Manual (author not Floyd: Berlin??) .
Also, Floyd had other texts, like Principles of Electric Circuits and Digital Fundamentals (both excellent!!).

 

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Re: EEVblog #1270 - Electronics Textbook Shootout
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 12:02:36 am »
Textbook for beginners? Then all 4 is to complex and boring for a beginner. A book for beginners should be simple to understand based on practical circuitry and applications, a headphone amp, a EQ, a VCO, a Volt reg etc, etc with following measurements and explanations of the circuitry and component functions and operations etc they should build and solder while reading. Then AOE is then much better anyway. Most textbooks are written by academics who dont solder particularly the books on MCU whos often absolutely draconian booring some just plain copies of datasheets.

Even a pile of old https://www.nutsvolts.com/ mags is more teaching then those 4 books!
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Re: EEVblog #1270 - Electronics Textbook Shootout
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 05:13:07 am »
As an undergrad student a few decades ago I got to enjoy "Integrated Electronics analog and digital circuit and systems" by Millman and Halkias.
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