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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by H. Neary., Dec 2, 2004.

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  1. H. Neary.

    H. Neary. Guest

    Try the application notes from manufacturers data sheets. Alas there
    are no simple answers leading to the overall choice of peripheral
    components. This is why design Engineers are normally degree
    qualified.

    HN
     
  2. Lock Patrick

    Lock Patrick Guest

    Dear all,

    Before designing one must know how a component works before designing what
    they want. I would kindly like to know which books does explain a simple
    circuit in DETAILS? A few books with simple circuit explanation but not in
    detail especially why this and that resistors, inductors and capacitors are
    used in this arrangement? And the most exciting is why this certain value is
    chosen and not that. For instance, in a simple RLC snubber circuit and
    inductor is used but no explanation of its existence....

    Thank you for reading,
    Patrick.
     
  3. Dwayne

    Dwayne Guest

    Basic electrical circuits books give the reader the ability to analyze and
    troubleshoot circuits. Design is a bit different, because there are usually
    many, many ways that a problem can be solved, so it's hard to teach design
    (plus a problem that has more than one answer takes forever to grade). When
    designing there are usually specifications given for voltage, current, power
    consumption, cost and circuit performance (speed, bandwidth, etc..). If you
    try to start with a design problem, most people get lost in the explination.
    So the books are broken into small chuck that are easier to digest. For an
    RLC snubber, R will limit the current, and L & C determine the cut off
    frequence f ( f = 1 / (2*pi*sqrt(LC) ). The arrangement will determine
    whether the filter is high pass (low frequencies are blocked), or low pass
    (high frequencies are blocked). My old circuits text book doesn't get to
    the analysis of RLC networks untill page 429.

    Dwayne
     
  4. keith

    keith Guest

    "Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill is the most often recommended
    for this sort of thing. Winfield Hill is a regular over on
    sci.electronics.design.
     
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