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Book Review:

All New Electronics Self Teaching Guide, 3rd Edition

Harry Kybett and Earl Boysen

ISBN: 0470289619

May 2008

426 pages

Category: General Electronics

Brief Description:

This book is the next step for the reader who has absorbed introductory electronics concepts and wants to gain an in depth understanding of discrete components and circuits. The authors start out each topic with an introduction to the method for calculating a parameter, a concept, a type of circuit, or an experiment. The readers are then asked to answer questions, and can check their answers against the answer key supplied by the authors. The chapters include:

DC Review

The Diode

Introduction to the Transistor

The Transistor Switch

AC Pre-Test and Review

AC in Electronics

Resonant Circuits

Transistor Amplifiers

Oscillators

The Transformer

Power Supply Circuits

Conclusion and Final Self-Test

My Review:

This book does a great job of stepping the reader through the calculations needed to determine the value of components needed to make a circuit work, or conversely, the value of circuit parameters, such as current, voltage, power, or frequency. I really like the method the authors use in introducing each topic and asking questions that cause the reader to think about the concepts or calculations. Then the readers can check their answers to verify their understanding of the concepts or equations.

The authors have also done an excellent job of weaving the circuit diagrams, equations and text together to make the book easy to read and understand. I find this book stands out above others in helping readers really master these calculations in a well-thought out and effective way.

My Rating: 9/10

Purchase Link:

Amazon.com: All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self Teaching Guides): Harry Kybett, Earl Boysen: Books

All New Electronics Self Teaching Guide, 3rd Edition

Harry Kybett and Earl Boysen

ISBN: 0470289619

May 2008

426 pages

Category: General Electronics

Brief Description:

This book is the next step for the reader who has absorbed introductory electronics concepts and wants to gain an in depth understanding of discrete components and circuits. The authors start out each topic with an introduction to the method for calculating a parameter, a concept, a type of circuit, or an experiment. The readers are then asked to answer questions, and can check their answers against the answer key supplied by the authors. The chapters include:

DC Review

The Diode

Introduction to the Transistor

The Transistor Switch

AC Pre-Test and Review

AC in Electronics

Resonant Circuits

Transistor Amplifiers

Oscillators

The Transformer

Power Supply Circuits

Conclusion and Final Self-Test

My Review:

This book does a great job of stepping the reader through the calculations needed to determine the value of components needed to make a circuit work, or conversely, the value of circuit parameters, such as current, voltage, power, or frequency. I really like the method the authors use in introducing each topic and asking questions that cause the reader to think about the concepts or calculations. Then the readers can check their answers to verify their understanding of the concepts or equations.

The authors have also done an excellent job of weaving the circuit diagrams, equations and text together to make the book easy to read and understand. I find this book stands out above others in helping readers really master these calculations in a well-thought out and effective way.

My Rating: 9/10

Purchase Link:

Amazon.com: All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self Teaching Guides): Harry Kybett, Earl Boysen: Books