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Speaking again about Art of Electronics 3rd edn.

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by mc, Jan 8, 2005.

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  1. mc

    mc Guest

    In between the topic drifts I seem to recall someone said something about
    redesigning the schematic circuit diagrams in A of E to conform to some kind
    of standards.

    Please don't. A of E is almost the only academically published book I've
    ever seen with consistently good schematics.

    Schematics are a living language. Conforming to standards isn't everything.
    (Standards often require thing that *never* catch on in actual use.)

    An experienced author - such as Horowitz and Hill and their team - will have
    a good "feel" for what is easy to understand and what is not. What is
    customary in academic publishing is to use artists with little electronics
    experience, who tend to produce clumsy layouts with lots of momentarily
    misleading features. A of E has good intuitions about how to communicate in
    schematic diagrams. Keep it that way...
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I seem to recall someone said something about

    Standards are what keep us out of chaos.

    IIRC, the concensus
    (well, as close as we come to that around here)
    was *Pick one methodology and stick with it*
    as well as
    *Mention other commonly-used methods as well
    and show examples.*

    A bigger argument was over 1k2 vs 1.2k.
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