Skip to main content

Questions tagged [books]

Please do not ask for book recommendations! Use this tag if you have a question that is related to specific literature.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-2 votes
2 answers
135 views

How much of EE is covered in Horowitz and Hill? [closed]

I am working through The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill. I am finding it quite a challenge but taking my time and making sure I understand everything in each section before I go on to the ...
nuggethead's user avatar
  • 1,139
0 votes
1 answer
116 views

Can't derive transfer function of RC filter with load

I am trying to go along with an example on a simple RC filter with load in a book called Practical electronics for inventors. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Although ...
Atropin's user avatar
  • 87
0 votes
1 answer
163 views

I came across this book called "Right the First Time", about PCB design. I came across this sentence, and I am just mad confused about what it means

It is worth noting that the usable signal in all cases is a voltage waveform. This is true whether the signal is RF, microwave, analog or digital. It is also true no matter what type of driver is ...
Mustafa Tahir's user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
190 views

Thermal stability of push-pull amplifier

This is a circuit from The Art of Electronics: To my surprise, the authors try to estimate the increase in quiescent current by assuming that it is constant! Let us assume the worst and calculate ...
apadana's user avatar
  • 1,052
5 votes
2 answers
302 views

Looking for RF electronics design references [closed]

I’m looking for novice-level references for RF design - something targeting an enthusiastic hobbyist or engineer from a different discipline, but who isn’t a proper EE/doesn’t have specific background ...
Julian Leland Bell's user avatar
14 votes
4 answers
2k views

What does the 100 Ω resistor do in this push-pull amplifier?

The following circuit is from The Art of Electronics, 3rd edition: What I don't understand in the circuit is the role of the 100 Ω resistor. The authors say that it: ... serves to eliminate the “...
apadana's user avatar
  • 1,052
6 votes
1 answer
289 views

What textbook is this problem from? (circuit analysis)

A somewhat unusual question: Some years ago, the following problem appeared in a test I took during my Bachelor's in electrical engineering. Later, the professor told us which textbook he took it from,...
Mr. B's user avatar
  • 61
0 votes
2 answers
308 views

Transistor cross reference equivalent book [closed]

Some shopkeepers have a book where they read cross-reference for the transistor, it's a very handy book. I am trying to search for a PDF of that version or want to order but am not able to find it ...
Adeel Mughal's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
157 views

The small-signal impedance looking into the emitter when base voltage is not fixed

In section 2.3.2 of the 3rd edition of The Art of Electronics, the small-signal impedance looking into the emitter, \$r_\text{e}\$, for the base held at a fixed voltage is defined as "the ...
apadana's user avatar
  • 1,052
2 votes
1 answer
149 views

Is the answer to this JFET amplifier excercise right?

The problem is the following: *TYU 4.14 For the circuit shown in Figure 4.59, the transistor parameters are: IDSS = 6 mA, |VP| = 2 V, and λ = 0. (a) Calculate the quiescent drain current and drain-to-...
Daniel Melo Avila's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
349 views

Books on network theory [closed]

I really want to know which books should I read to learn the subject- Network theory in electrical engineering. I know there are some popular books out there in the market, but I will really ...
Brojogopal Majhi's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
148 views

Confusion - ideal transformer on load

When there is no load connected to the secondary, E is equal to U, and no current flows in an ideal transformer. Now if we connect a load on the secondary of a transformer, the primary will draw a ...
ell's user avatar
  • 41
0 votes
1 answer
134 views

What is the name of this book?

I recently got a 2 page pdf document on double revolving field theory but I cant find the name of the book. Can anyone identify this book?
ell's user avatar
  • 41
20 votes
3 answers
2k views

I think I found an error in an electronics book. Are my equations correct here?

I'm reading Practical Electronics for Inventors, 4th edition, to freshen up my long forgotten knowledge of electronics. I love the book so far, but I just came across an equation there which seems ...
bnorb's user avatar
  • 303
-2 votes
1 answer
230 views

Art of electronics condensed [closed]

Is there a book similar to the Art of Electronics but in a much more condensed form ? The Art of electronics seems more like a reference book with more than 1000 pages. Or anyone who has created ...
Dan Khan's user avatar
  • 124
0 votes
1 answer
182 views

My ohmmeters don't behave as the book "make: electronics" describe

Here's the (low end) devices I own. One is an HoldPeak HP-90EPC, the other is an GBC KDM-110 I am following the book "Make: Electronics" by Charles Platt and I am at the very beginnings, where it ...
Dakatine's user avatar
  • 431
5 votes
1 answer
547 views

Presence of Crossover Distortion in Class A Amplifier

This question is about theory facts of class A audio amplifier. It is known that class A amplifier is usually biased so that an amplifier's quiescent point is in the middle of the amplifying device's ...
lucenzo97's user avatar
  • 2,442
2 votes
1 answer
121 views

I created a textbook supplement for Electric Circuits. Am I missing anything critical? [closed]

Please note I have tried my best to follow the rules of posting and this post follows them as far as I know, thank you. **Edit: ** The course covers the following sections: Circuit Variables Circuit ...
Richard Robinson's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
395 views

Books for an introduction into higher level electronics [closed]

I’m looking for a book that will introduce me to higher level mathematics in electrical networks. Specifically calculus/multivariate calculus/vector calculus/Fourier transform. I’ve read many books on ...
user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
575 views

What are the best Electronics books that contain real life circuit examples? [closed]

What are some electronics books that contains lots of design problems and solutions (circuits that are involved in our lives) composed of discrete components such as transistors, MOSFETs, resistors, ...
vaderrider's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
115 views

Who can identify this book about electronics

The link to one of chapters is here: https://ru.scribd.com/doc/38868597/Chapter-08-Bjt-Small-Signal-Analysis Who is the author and what is the title?
MaxMil's user avatar
  • 385
-8 votes
2 answers
541 views

Electrical Engineer being autodidact (Without university) [closed]

For personal reasons I can't go to the university and I would like learn a lot of electronics oriented to computers. I am not new in the software programming but in all related with the hardware yes, ...
mingett's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
136 views

How can I calbrate my power meter?

I used to work for a company that made power meters but only worked on the desktop application (user interface) side of things and never really learned completely how some processes occur, like the ...
morcillo's user avatar
  • 151
0 votes
0 answers
67 views

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 ...
LsD's user avatar
  • 294
12 votes
4 answers
2k views

Book Suggestion - How to calculate the power dissipation of a BJT

I did a exam that asked for "power dissipation" of a given BJT circuit. The question was simple but my professor considered my calculation of dissipated power wrong, because my answer was \$P = V_{CE} ...
Luis's user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
0 answers
82 views

Host device data transfer to 10 slave devices

I have a project I'd like to prototype that requires a host device that can communicate with up to 10 small hand-held slaves at one time. I looked at the latest Raspberry Pi 3 and it may possibly ...
mzh's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
197 views

How to learn designing electronic cicuits? [closed]

This is a soft question. I have completed my engineering in electronics discipline and unfortunately I still don't have proper idea of designing electronic circuits. But anyhow I want to clear this ...
user3559780's user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
735 views

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 ...
random's user avatar
  • 99
1 vote
0 answers
255 views

The Art of Electronics exercise 1.19 [duplicate]

I'm reading The Art of Electronics(3rd), and I'm just stuck with exercise 1.19. Here is the question: Explain why L∝n² for an inductor consisting of a coil of n turns of wire, maintaining fixed ...
nalzok's user avatar
  • 329
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

How much physics is necessary for learning Electronics? [closed]

i am a CS student i wanted to enter the field of "Internet Of Things", got a recommended book "Art of electronics" now my physics base is school level but my Calculus 1 is pretty rock solid so i have ...
Biological FSM's user avatar
-7 votes
2 answers
406 views

Creating electronic parts from scratch [closed]

So I want to create my own electronic parts from scratch,I don't like buying stuff from internet because it's mostly expensive and I believe if you make it yourself its more cheaper. You might ask ...
Huseyn26's user avatar
-5 votes
1 answer
202 views

Good book references for physics and math for electronics [closed]

Next year I'll join an engineer school in Dijon, France in the field of Electronics (Embedded Systems). I am currently taking a 2 years general IT education and my main problem is that I am very bad ...
vladek's user avatar
  • 101
7 votes
7 answers
1k views

Vacuum tubes textbook

"The art of Electronics" is often adviced as a basic, non-academic textbook for beginners and for all the enthusiasts. It is referenced also in several questions like this one. But in the Table of ...
BowPark's user avatar
  • 738
-1 votes
1 answer
1k views

Textbook for learning analog IC design? [closed]

I am currently using Carusone's "Analog Integrated circuit design", but this book seems more suited as a reference book for professionals who already know the subject. Are there any good alternatives ...
C.T.'s user avatar
  • 365
0 votes
3 answers
4k views

More elegant code for synchronous square wave generator in Verilog

I'm self studying with Chu's FPGA prototyping book. Exercise 4.7.1 asks for a programmable square wave generator: A programmable square-wave generator is a circuit that can generate a square wave ...
Peter's user avatar
  • 25
0 votes
2 answers
691 views

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 ...
Michael Malek's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
327 views

Not understanding a circuit from a book im reading

Well Hello and merry xmas! , I got a qeustion of a circuit witch i dont understand (yes its probaly a stupid qeustion but i cant figure it out) So this is the text from the book . Because of the ...
user3244534's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
193 views

Looking for a huge circuit compilation [closed]

I have noticed that during my circuit design i always end up finding around the net better ways to improve my designs pic related its an example, Its a fuse blown indicator that gets improved by ...
GoatZero's user avatar
  • 1,547
0 votes
1 answer
349 views

Need suggestions on control system engineering [closed]

I am sophomore studying control systems and the problems given in the books( like Norman Nise ) look too easy. Please suggest some good book with really good problems.
user3668717's user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
8k views

The Art of Electronics - differences between book versions?

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/art-of-electronics-paul-horowitz/1100491782?ean=9780521370950 There appears to be a couple of versions of the 2nd edition of this book. I noticed US and International ...
ysap's user avatar
  • 345
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Digital Control Engineering book recommendations [closed]

What are good books on digital control engineering specifically? I'm a third year electrical/computer engineering student who will be doing a course on digital control next semester, but would like to ...
O.Powell's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
608 views

Anyka AK1120Q - 'Mobile Application Processor', Spy Cam, cheap cam-corder?

I've been trying to learn more about my spy-cam. I opened it up, and found that it has a Anyka AK1120Q IC. I found a datasheet for the: AK3671B but it took a lot of searching. Why is it so hard to ...
user avatar
41 votes
10 answers
6k views

What is a Charge?

I'm a high school student. I love computers and electronics. Few weeks ago, I thought to build my own electronic gadget but, unfortunately I had not much knowledge in electronics. So, I decided to ...
seek_learn_joy's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
1k views

Book on homebrew 68000 system

Years ago, I saw a book on how to put together a homebrew Motorola 68000 computer. One of the specific things the book talked about was grounding DTACK*, to make a very messy asynchronous bus design ...
John R. Strohm's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

Arduino LED actuator

I bought the Arduino starter kit and in the project book they say that the pin 13 led is an actuator. I thought actuators were a type of motor. It says: "Pin 13 LED. The only actuator build-in to ...
TResell's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
357 views

Confusion about the Injection of electrons and electron holes in a BJT

On page 354 of the 6th edition of Microelectronic Circuits by Sedra & Smith under Current flow, the following statement is made; Current will consist of two components: electrons injected from ...
pyler's user avatar
  • 377
5 votes
2 answers
1k views

Differential equation into circuit and back - good book

I have had some electronics, but we only built our circuits and then measured the input / output signals with oscilloscopes... Today I found an interesting question on physics stackexchange where ...
71GA's user avatar
  • 623
-1 votes
1 answer
235 views

Books/tutorials on programming a microcontroller [closed]

I'm relatively new to programming with Microcontrollers. I bought an LPC1313 MCU and an FTDI RS232 cable from newark. I later found out that I would need to construct a PCB with 6 pin headers inorder ...
Coder404's user avatar
  • 844
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

beginners book on analog circuits [closed]

As a scientist, I have a good theoretical grasp on the quantum mechanics behind a diode/pn-junction, capacitors, inductors etc.. however, I have practically no hands-on experience with designing an ...
BillyJean's user avatar
  • 109
6 votes
6 answers
1k views

Basic Electronics - I want to learn the "why", not just the "how" [closed]

I have been looking for a very basic book on electronics, but many of them explain what the components do (and how they are made) and then go into designing circuits that do stuff. They tell you to ...
AndrewN's user avatar
  • 71