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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by ellisson gaunt, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Can anyone advise a good beginners ebook on electronics please ?
  2. Guest

    As a beginner myself, the best online guide I've found is:

    It's incomplete in some areas, but it's a pretty good place to start.
  3. timlee

    timlee Guest

    Probably the best place to look would be
  4. Rodney

    Rodney Guest

  5. There are two paths you can take - ideally, you would pursue both of them,
    in parallel.

    Path one is to study and learn the theory. Horowitz and Hill's "Art of
    Electronics", 2ed., is probably the introductory book most often cited here,
    and deserves its reputation. It is a gentle but practical and thorough
    introduction to basic electronic theory and practice. The Handbook of the
    Amateur Radio Relay League (a new edition comes out every year, but old ones
    are still very worthwhile) also contains good introductory material.

    Path two is to build electronics projects, starting perhaps with kits and
    then moving on to projects in books and web sites. To pursue that path,
    you'll need to figure out what area of electronics you're initially most
    interested in (radio? audio? music? robotics? home automation?) and then
    start looking for kits, web sites, books. Obviously there's no way for
    folks here to make a specific recommendation in that regard without knowing
    what you're interested in.

    It's best to do both paths in parallel: studying theory without the
    accompaniment of some solder fumes is likely to be boring and not give you
    much real sense of what's being discussed; building projects without any
    knowledge of theory will leave you frustrated, unable to make even small
    modifications and unable to troubleshoot problems.
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

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