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is it possible to learn electronics through self study?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Prabu, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Prabu

    Prabu Guest

    Hi,

    Can anyone advice me regarding learning electronics through self
    study!

    I'm a computer science graduate. I would like to learn electronics to
    play with robotics.

    Any resources available in net for self study?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    Get a copy of "The Art of Electronics" and its companion "Student Manual
    for The Art of Electronics." Read the main text, work through the
    exercises in the student manual.

    You'll need access to some parts and test equipment. You can use SPICE
    to simulate some things and as a pseudo test and measurement environment
    but you'll need to build some real circuits as well.
     
  3. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/

    Try this url, let us know what you think. I don't remember who
    originally posted that link - but whoever it is should get the
    thanks.

    Ed
     
  4. Prabu

    Prabu Guest

    Thanks for all.
     
  5. Guest


    Sometimes you really do need to take a class. I was fine at C
    programming (self taught from books, after taking a Pascal class) but
    I just couldn't understand C++ from books. Then I took a class. An
    analogy: C is like walking into a jewelry store, taking what you
    like, and leaving the cash on the counter. C++ is like walking into a
    jewelry store, asking the clerk for a ring, the clerk takes the ring
    out of the locked case, then you pay for it. Slower, less efficient,
    but more security. Ah! Now I get it.


    I thought the convention for charge was "Q".

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html


    So true. I did the exact same thing when studying for my licensing
    exam (not in electronics).


    Regards,

    Michael
     
  6. neon

    neon

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    To learn electronics all you need is books the thing about it some people think they know it. You need to evaluate yourself do you have a logic mind? If so forget about spice and analizers is just like learning using a computer without knowing how it works. Spice will not tell you how good or how bad is the circuit is.
    My sugestion is read parts specs which are free and go from there.
     
  7. cellu

    cellu

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    May 25, 2010
    the electronics book

    there is a good book for self study of electronics hobby.

    you can find it on

    theelectronicsbook.com
     
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