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  1. bozlawless

    bozlawless Guest

    is electronics for dummies book worth getting or can someone sugest a
    book.. i know nothing about electronics but would like to learn any
    help would be great
     
  2. Dan Hollands

    Dan Hollands Guest

    A lot depends on what area of electronics you are interested in and why you
    need the info

    Remember there is a reason why an electrical engineer goes to college for at
    least 4 years

    If it was easy anyone could do it

    Dan

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  3. silva

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  4. Si Ballenger

    Si Ballenger Guest

    Give google a shot. I searched for "electronic tutorial" and the
    below page is just one of many found. Also go to a library,
    barns&noble or books-a-million and see what they have (you can
    sit all day and do a lot of reading with out purchase).

    http://htdconnect.com/~alexx/lib/tutorial.htm
     
  5. Figaro

    Figaro Guest

    |A lot depends on what area of electronics you are interested in and why you
    | need the info
    |
    | Remember there is a reason why an electrical engineer goes to college for
    at least 4 years
    |
    | If it was easy anyone could do it
    |


    Well, if you did it then anyone can.

    Just kidding, Dan.

    I don't think the man wants to be an electrical engineer in short order. I
    think he's shooting for a electronic-tech-type know-how, which in itself
    still requires some work. That "Electronics for Dummies" book is a good
    start. See http://snipurl.com/grls which includes:
    "Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer , hobbyist, or student , this book will
    turn you on to real-world electronics. It quickly covers the essentials, and
    then focuses on the how-to instead of theory. It covers:

    a.. Fundamental concepts such as circuits, schematics, voltage, safety,
    and more
    b.. Tools of the trade, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic
    probes, and more
    c.. Common electronic components (e.g. resistors, capacitors, transistors)
    d.. Making circuits using breadboards and printed circuit boards
    e.. Microcontrollers (implementation and programming) "
     
  6. I haven't seen tnat book, but the breakdown sounds a bit lame.

    Go to Radio Shack (Tandy) and get one of the 200-in-1 type electronics
    learning kits. They are an excellent introduction.
    The best way to learn is to BUILD stuff.

    Dave :)
     
  7. Yeah, mostly to learn physics and math! :->
    Elecronics knowledge and elec.eng degrees can be mutually exclusive!
    Of course Elec.Eng degree aren't easy, but leaning electronics CAN be
    easy if you go about it the right way. I don't think the OP wants to do
    an EE course.

    The usual hobbyist route is to sart with some simple kits and books and
    a multimeter, experiement with stuff, and then graduate from there.

    Dave :)
     
  8. Tom LeMense

    Tom LeMense Guest

    I'd heartily recommend _The Art of Electronics_ by Horowitz and Hill.
    There's a little bit about everything in there, it's well written and easy
    to read, and (my favorite part) shows circuit ideas that are "bad" and
    suggests you figure out why that's the case.

    http://www.artofelectronics.com/

    AoA most likely isn't the only book you'll need, but it's certainly a great
    start and will probably whet your appetite for more specialized reading.

    TJL
     
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