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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by (*steve*), Sep 2, 2012.

  1. CalgaryPT

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    I'll chime in here. I mentioned it in my profile post but I am a big Forrest M. Mims fan. The closest I ever got to a celebrity contact was a personal response to an email I sent him. All his books are great if you can still find them.

    More recently I think the Simon Monk "Evil Genus" books are of Mims quality--in terms of explanation, circuit design, and background theory. I enjoy pulling put a calculator and a quad ruled pad and working through examples in his circuits. Great fun.

    Yeah, I'm a geek.
     
  2. Alektron

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    A well written book, easy to follow, algebra and trigonometry based for the novice electronic student. I really like it, it also comes with a simulation software.

    Title of the Book:

    Principles of electronic circuits 7th edition

    by Thomas L. Floyd

    principles of electronic circuits floyd 7th edition.jpg
     
  3. Minder

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    The biggest gripe I have is in books such as Art of Electronics and others, is the standard use of symbols is not observed, in particular one that can have a dangerous outcome if miss-interpreted is the wide spread use of the Earth ground symbol for circuit common in general.:(
    M.
     
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  4. Ravi mathur

    Ravi mathur

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    its very intresting book lots of good stuff in it
     
  5. JeffSears

    JeffSears

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    I've been reading this book recently and it is very good:
     
  6. davenn

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    Which book ?
     
  7. FuZZ1L0G1C

    FuZZ1L0G1C

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    No doubt some book titles have already been mentioned during the time-frame of creating my Excel>PDF list.
    As the list is quite long, and contains several columns of data, it was decided to use the spreadsheet-to-PDF format rather than miles of text rows.
    Hopefully the PDF is displayable on the forum...
     

    Attached Files:

  8. ericrannue1

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    Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications by Allan R. Hambley (2011)
     
  9. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    and what did you think of it ?

    please give an actual review that would be helpful to other members :)
     
  10. FuZZ1L0G1C

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    Visual Basic For Engineers.
    Copied all 400 pages of this book years ago from a public reference library, it (obviously) no longer has the CD-Rom referenced in the book's text, but very useful equations with explanatory sketches, covering a wide range of engineering applications.
    These include wave-guide efficiency and design, fin-efficiency (for heat-sinks), various antenna designs and parameters, printed circuit design considerations (capacitance / mutual inductance etc), and many more.
    The equations themselves are mostly embedded within the VB code script, so requires a "Basic:rolleyes:" working knowledge of the code to decrypt back to the original equation.
    ..... Still working on it ..... :D
     
  11. FuZZ1L0G1C

    FuZZ1L0G1C

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    MY BAD!!
    Sorry, I should have titled the book in my post #50 VISICALC For Engineers, not Visual Basic.
    Visicalc was the first spread-sheet program for computers (c. 1977-1978).
    Which means the 'disc' mentioned in the book was probably a floppy.
    There are (or were) downloads available of the Visicalc compiler.
    IDK whether these still work on modern PC OS's.
    I tried Excel directly, but many operators and functions, don't.
     
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  12. CalgaryPT

    CalgaryPT

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    Oh man, did you ever date yourself with that post. AND made me nostalgic at the same time. Thanks.
     
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