[sdiy] Where to start?

René Schmitz uzs159 at uni-bonn.de
Wed Jul 17 21:56:42 CEST 2002

At 16:48 17.07.02 +0100, Neil Johnson wrote:
>On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, John L Marshall wrote:
>> Start with The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill. There are many
>> others:
>I second that choice of AofE.  One helluva book, and will last a lifetime.
>Don't be put off by the size of it, it starts from the basic components,
>what they do, why they do it, how they are not as perfect as the
>"introductory" books like to pretend they are.  This is very much a
>practical, application-oriented book.
>After that, you'll find most introductory books either laughably basic, or
>misleading.  AofE rocks!!
>I also strongly suggest a book on analogue filter design, and some maths.
>While you don't need to be able to do partial differential equations,
>Laplace maths comes in handy for noodling with filters and understanding
>why op-amp circuits do what they do, and how to compensate them.
>If its troubleshooting that you're interested in, try Robert Pease
>"Troubleshooting Analog Circuits".
>Hope this helps,
>Neil Johnson :: Computer Laboratory :: University of Cambridge ::
>http://www.njohnson.co.uk          http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~nej22
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