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  1. Bernard Borg

    Bernard Borg Guest

    Hello all - first of all please excuse my stupidity i wish to learn
    electroncs i am in possestion of a basic knowledge which is basic
    electronics physics syllabus but i wish to learn it further posasibly
    from ground up till i can understand circuits well and possible design
    circuits not only build them again excuse my no prior knowledge
    approach regards :)
  2. peterken

    peterken Guest

    ever tried school ?
  3. Jim Douglas

    Jim Douglas Guest

    The internet has tons of "tutorials" on the subject, good and bad. I would
    suggest that you checkout the local community colleges for classes. Some
    books that I can recommend are
    "Basic Electronics Theory" by Delton T. Horn. And "Tab Electronics Guide to
    Understanding Electricity and Electronics" by Tab Electronics.
  4. Bernard Borg

    Bernard Borg Guest

    Regards for your approach to school :_) i wish i have time for another
    school i am at university reading for a degree into communications and
    my interest in electronics is rather a hobbiest approach not carrer
    wise :) thank you peterken
  5. Steve Evans

    Steve Evans Guest

    Understanding Basic Electronics, publishe d by the ARRL gets my vote!
  6. Brian

    Brian Guest

    There are correspondence courses you can take in electronics. You
    can take just the basics, or more advanced courses. I would suggest at least
    the basics. Once you have a good understanding of the basics, everything
    else comes pretty easy.

    There is also a program (while it is not a tutorial), would help you
    with electronics. One of the things it does, it will compute all the
    component values of a circuit (to match your needs), and then display all
    the formulas that it used. Plus a lot of other usful things, for
    electronics. Check it out at

    A very good book to have is "Practical Electronics For Inventors" by
    Paul Scherz. It does a very good job of explaining electronic components,
    circuits and theory.
    Hope this helps,
  7. Everyone always says this, but my experience at a community college was
    awful. I spent $500 on a C++ course and got about $100 worth. There were
    only 3 students in the class (myself included) who had any clue about
    anything whatsoever. The rest held us back from going very far into the

    The fact that they used a buggy freeware compiler was no help either.

    I think it is likely to be better, for anyone who wants to take single
    courses, to take them at a four-year school.
  8. Bernard Borg

    Bernard Borg Guest

    Thankyou for your advice i chosen to resort to the books suggested
    obtaining them from university library and taking a look and choose
    which two i should work upon and decided to take a course or 2 at the
    local technology and science college which offer some at part time
    thankyou to everyone :)
  9. Andy

    Andy Guest

    If you are doing communications, you will be with the EE people
    during your 1st year at least, if not 2nd as well.
    (correct me if I am wrong here, or is it Communication
    This will give you a lot of knowledge in Electronics.
    Also computer systems engineering share a lot of the courses
    of EE.

    Regarding books, there is another one which many people say is
    really good:

    The Art of Electronics
    Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill

    If you want a book for transistor circuits, in my opinion
    there is none better than

    Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by
    Boylestad and Nashelsky. I am not sure which
    is the current edition, I have the 8th. This
    is a very very very good book.
  10. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    inet tutorials. The library should have the most basic stuff if you
    really need "Fun With Electricity", but I think the ARRL handbooks
    at the library cover the basics well enough.
  11. Pig Bladder

    Pig Bladder Guest

    Do they capitalize or punctuate in your native language? Maybe separate
    one sentence from the next?
  12. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Then I find myself impelled to come forward sans my alter ego, and say
    that I highly recommend some kind of course on remedial English. The next
    course of action is to go directly to the library. If you have Dewey, ask
    the librarian where to find 621.384. Browse.

    Good Luck! :)
  13. Art

    Art Guest

    Check the other electronics news groups, there are many informational posts
    regarding Sam Goldwaser's very informational sites regarding basic and
    advanced electronics.*/ my
    give you a bit of information.
  14. For a non-English speaker, his grammar is excellent. I hope you noticed
    that his text is full of clues that English is not his native language.
    He has an "accent," but it doesn't interfere with his meaning.

    Having a bad day? Your above crack about english, plus your crack about
    school, sounds to me like the onset of flamer-hood.


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    William J. Beaty Research Engineer
    UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74
    Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
    ph206-543-6195 http//
  15. Don't give up on the internet. One excellent tutorial website is

    NCSU: Electronics ECE-480


    I have a few links to similar sites:


    ((((((((((((((((((((((( ( ( (o) ) ) )))))))))))))))))))))))
    William J. Beaty
    Research Engineer UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74
    Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
    ph:206-543-6195 fax:206-685-8665
  16. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Well, it wasn't intended as a flame, but I would like to encourage
    everyone to learn capitalization and punctuation. I might not have made it
    clear that my reason for bringing it up is because Mr. Borg did say "at
    university" - I figure if you're going to spend that much on education, it
    won't do any harm to dress up the presentation a little.


  17. oookhc

    oookhc Guest

    Well, it depends on how much you want to know about
    electronics. For analog circuit, you might start with
    the book:

    "Microelectronic Circuits" by Sedra/Smith

    For digital ciruit, you might start with some basic
    logic gates like AND, OR, XOR, and do "Karnaugh Map" for
    simplication. Any book on Digital Logic Design should
    conver that.

    The other way is: you could start browse the web
    to check which topic you are interested in. You
    can start with

    That might not be helpful as textbooks. But at least,
    you will know the major basic topics on electronics.
  18. Interesting: Mr. Bork's ISP is Island of Malta.

    If I wrote in a foreign language flawlessly, then I would feel justified
    in correcting others' English grammar. But I only write really crappy
    Spanish (after many classes in high school.) If I was going to criticize
    someone's English, well, let them first hear how well I can do in
    their native language, or even *any* foreign language.

    Also, I suspect that "at university" is a British term, or perhaps is
    merely Euro-english. I've heard it used before. It may be similar to
    the standard British term "in hospital", versus the USA "in a hospital."
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