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EE book recommendations

Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at July 26, 2002, 02:41:20 AM

I don't know if any of you are into EE but I just took an intro course and am looking for book recommendations to learn more about. I know some basic circuit design and understand most simple circuits. I have taken Calc 2 so math is not an issue. Any recommendations?

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at July 26, 2002, 07:57:59 AM

Though I'm not an EE myself, I know that several semesters of math beyond Calc 2 are required for them, so math _may_ be an issue for you. ;-)

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at July 26, 2002, 11:19:35 AM

I'm earning a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Right now I'm at a 2 year college, but I intend to transfer to the University of Illinois next year. I've just finished my first year so I haven't learned anything specific to EE. I've taken a year of chemistry, half a year of calculus, and a bunch of general education classes. This coming school year I will take Physics and finish calculus.

Are you interested in pursuing EE as a career or just a hobby?

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at July 26, 2002, 12:42:31 PM

I graduated last school year in electronics. I'm going for an engineering degree in october. Keeps me busy for another four years.

If you don't think of building accurate analog circuits, you can get away with little math. (however high speed digital systems have other issues)

I can recommend to buy a breadboard, wire and some components and learn how these really work. Build a simple amplifier, astable multivibrator,... that sort of stuff. In theory these things are easy, but in practice it takes a bit more trouble to get them work.

Posted by Zandalf [send private reply] at July 26, 2002, 06:10:06 PM

I love breadboarding ^_^ even though the one circuit i tried to build failed (rather non-fantastically too :( ) it did teach me a whole lot about some EE topics, and not I know that a pot is not a drug, but a resistor. Boy was I off ^_^

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 08:03:18 AM

The things I learned from my graduation project:
- switching mode power supplies (SMPS) without heatsink can't handle 24V input when they need to deliver 5V.
- Overheating SMPS oscillate slower.
- slower oscillating SMPS have higher output voltages.
- ?controllers and RS485 bus drivers (the electronic version, not the transportation one) can't handle 9VDC.
- getting replacement RS485 bus drivers isn't easy


Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 10:21:08 AM

I've built a bunh of simple circuits and have a breadboard. Right now I'm going to be a senior in high school so I don't need to know everything about it I'm just interested in it and want something to do through out my senior year. So...Any one know some recommendations?

Posted by gian [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 03:00:54 PM

Keep going!

Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at July 30, 2002, 12:17:56 AM

So no one can give me a single recommendation?!?!

Posted by gian [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 01:46:46 AM

What? Mine wasn't?

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 02:12:06 AM

Microelectronics Circuits (fortement recommand? mais pas obligatoire )
A.S. Sedra, K.C. Smith
Saunders College Publishing, 1992, 4th edition

Principles of electronic circuits
S.G. Burns, P.R. Bond
West Publishing Company, 1987

Those are 2 book recommendation I've picked up from my University site for the 1st electronics class. Those a probably rather high-level. I did not found the name the book I used personally. It was a low-level, rather general but excellent book. As soon as I find it I'll repost it's name here.

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 08:03:15 AM

I know 2 good books, but I don't think you'll are going to be able to read them (unless you're capable of reading Dutch).


Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at August 05, 2002, 10:51:22 AM

Thanks Neumann, i'll look into them.

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