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Electronics Books [duplicate]

I am earching for a good book for electronic devices and circuits. Details about 'dc' as well as 'ac' biasing are what I am interested in. If you could guide me to a good book, it would be wonderful. ...
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Electronic Design Book [duplicate]

I'd like to know if there are books about how to design electronic circuits. I have lots of theoretical books that cover how to analyse circuits, but I'd like to read about something more practical, ...
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Beginning Audio Electronics [duplicate]

I'm 16 and interested in getting into audio electronics so I can make things like mixers and speakers, etc. I currently only have a rudimentary understanding of electrical circuits which extends only ...
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What is a good book on electricity? [duplicate]

What is a good book on electricity such as generators for someone who is a beginner and want to learn about the generator and such.
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self guided electronics text recommendations [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend a good text or texts that they have experience with for someone learning electronics on their own. I have taken some very basic college courses, but I want to know more. There are ...
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Why does a resistor need to be on the anode of an LED?

Please be kind, I am an electronics nub. This is in reference to getting an LED to emit photons. From what I read (Getting Started in Electronics - Forrest Mims III and Make: Electronics) electrons ...
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How does one get started with electrical engineering? [closed]

Total beginner here. I know absolutely nothing about anything, but I want to build stuff. Preferably for cheap. Books, kits, anything?
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4answers
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Question about the basic differences between a MOSFET and a FET

I'm still new to all this stuff, but I'm slowly trying to understand. I'm getting most of my information from "Getting Started in Electronics" (Forrest Mimm's book) Okay, so MOSFETs allow current to ...
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How can I learn electronics at home? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Learning about electronics I am 40. I am an architect by profession. I am very interested in learning electronics. I don't have time to go to college for an electronics ...
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how to select capacitor values

I am trying to find information on formulas used to calculate capacitance required for a given circuit. Not a circuit in particular, just in general how to figure out what value should be used. I know ...
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What good resources are there for a high school student to start learning electronics?

I have a couple years of experience with computers - I can program, and I know computers really well. But I don't understand them. This leads to a broader scope - I don't understand electronics in ...
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Online guide to electronics [closed]

I had the luck to have someone who could explain everything to me, but most starting hobbyists don't have someone like that. Is there a guide available which covers all the basics, like formulas, ...
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How long can a capacitor stay charged?

If I fully charge a 1.5V capacitor from 1.5V battery, how long can it keep the charge? If I connect it to 1.5V bulb would it lose that charge instantly? If yes why? Where would it go?
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What's a good way to start learning how electronics and circuits work? [closed]

I literally already tried getting a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I hated it, and I switched to Computer Science. But here's the thing-- I find circuits and electronics and electrical devices ...
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3answers
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Short time-scale coulomb counting

There exist many coulomb-counter chips which measure the integrated current going into or out of a battery for purposes of estimating the charge state. Are there any good chips for easy circuits for ...
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990 views

Entry level books/magazines/software/websites for a beginner

A bit of background: I have a masters in engineering, mostly electronics. That was years ago however, and I've been working in finance since college. I've learned a great deal of programming as a part ...
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Instruction Register? Whats it's purpose/how is it connected? (And what happens after)

So im learning the SAP 1 Computer Architecture. Most things I get pretty well, but from what I understand: (Lets pretend it's an 8bit and address is 4 bits and opcode is 4bit) http://www.instructables....
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How can a higher power circuit share the ground with a lower powered circuit?

Just when you think you understand electricity, it throws another curve ball at you. The following circuit confuses me. The Arduino has it's own power circuit supplied by either batteries or a ...
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4 or 5 Time Constants to reach practical potential?

While I'm aware that a component can never "fully" charge or discharge to 100%, one textbook I'm using (Practical Electronics - 6th Edition, Sinclair, Dunton) says that we can assume a component has ...
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Which books should I read to gather practical and useful electronic design skills?

I need some guideance from the experienced users here, I need to know where to focus my studies: Ive been reading several electronic books, and they are quite different, I decided I want to re-learn ...
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Calculating the voltage produced by Radio frequency

How do you calculate the voltage produced by a radio frequencies? Say, you have 100MHz radio frequency, whats the relation to calculate voltage produced by it?
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Transistor and zener diode

I have found this schematic and am confused about the transistor and the diode. I know that the phone voltage is around 3V and the PIC voltage is 5v, and it's a level shifting circuit. My questions : ...
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Start in Eletronics/Hardware with Eletronic or Arduino Book? [closed]

I've already received several suggestions about what some people read to start my development in relation to hardware / electronics. I already have a good knowledge in languages ​​such as C, C + +, ...
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where to begin learning PC board designing [closed]

can someone please guide the correct path to learn board designing for computers. being specific i am just keen to design a SBC(single board computer) just for hobby purposes my current knowledge is ...
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Learning electronic circuit design [closed]

Is there a good website or book to learn electronic circuit design from the beginning. I would like to learn more about basic electronic elements and how to use transistors appropriately in my circuit ...
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3answers
321 views

EE for Software engineers [closed]

Recently I've started playing a lot with 3D printers, Adrunio, Pandaboards and Kinect's SDK. I'm starting to have more and more passion for this sort of devices and I think it's about to turn into a ...
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In this 6 purposes of Vacuum Tubes Video, what does “Generators” mean? [closed]

I was just checking how Vacuum Tubes worked in this very informative video Principles of Vacuum Tubes, however I was unable to understand what is the third point i.e Vacuum Tubes as "Generators". Is ...
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Electrical engineering beginners book [closed]

This maybe the wrong forum to be asking such a broad question but I'm looking for an EE book that was referenced by a friend years ago. The whole book looks as though it were scanned copies of a ...
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2answers
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How to understand the “basics” of electricity? [closed]

I want to be a self-taught computer engineer ... massive goal, but it's what I want eventually. I check out textbooks and online resources, but I feel like I need a prerequisite somewhat -- I still ...
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connecting IC with external components

i want to understand the thought process and ideas behind these: see the schematic http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2124 1 - what is the n-FET and diode (Q1 and Q2) component means? 2 - why ...
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A good way to get into Electronics with just 2 hours per week? [closed]

I want to get into electronics but I only have 2 hours per week to spend time-wise and my budget is low. What are some good projects? Perhaps I should spend my time doing C programming challenges ...
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1answer
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Where is a good place to start learning about electrical engineering for AVR stuff? [closed]

Can someone point me to a really good tutorial on electrical engineering, mainly avr stuff. I have looked at alot and none in my opinion really give a complete idiot like my self a good place to start....
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Art of electronics figure 1.18

I decided I would like to start learning how electronics work, so I got myself The art of electronics. I guess its trivial, but I cannot wrap my head around why is there a wire that I painted with ...
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Arduino starter [closed]

I have finished my first year in engineering and would like to do some projects related to arduino. What should we do as a starter?
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Battery operation, charge and discharge processes misconceptions

I'm trying to elaborate a simple explanation (and conceptually correct) of how a battery charges and discharges, and why we say things like "the charge stored in the battery is x Ah". For now, I have ...
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simple explanation of ampers, voltage, watts, current and electricitiy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an amp (and other such basic questions) in the simplest possible terms? How can can this terms be simplified or what are some basic analogy. let say I have a 9 volts ...
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Battery Current Stabilizing [duplicate]

So, from I can tell from the answers I received to my previous questions, if I want to lower the output current from a battery, I could put a resistor in series with my circuit. But wouldn't that ...
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What course of study is important for someone wanting to make analog audio equipment? [closed]

I do not have a background in electrical engineering. I do have experience building audio equipment from kits and I can build circuits from schematics diagrams. What I would like to do is to be able ...