[sdiy] Your favourite transistor book(s)

Dan Snazelle subjectivity at hotmail.com
Fri May 22 21:39:09 CEST 2009

i have the malvino book

i am mixed about it

it has a lot of math which is both good and bad. initially i hated it. but i like it more as i learn more.

it was cheap too.

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> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 10:06:16 -0700
> From: dixon at interchange.ubc.ca
> Subject: RE: [sdiy] Your favourite transistor book(s)
> To: juzowen at googlemail.com; synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> CC:
>> So - go on then, what's your favourite Big Book of Dark Transistor
>> Knowledge.
> I don't have a recommendation for books with arcane knowledge per se, but
> for understanding the basics of transistors without too much pain, it would
> be hard to top Malvino, "Electronic Principles" (I use the trusty 3rd
> edition from 1984). Once that is digested, then onward to Horowitz and
> Hill, "The Art of Electronics" (which can make one feel a little lost if he
> hasn't started with an easier text). However, I must confess that
> discussions of transistor amplifier biasing make my eyes glaze over,
> particularly since I know that I will probably never build a transistor
> amplifier!
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