Electrical Engineering 101 covers the basic theory and practice of electronics, starting by answering the question "What is electricity?" It goes on to explain the fundamental principles and components, relating them constantly to real-world examples. Sections on tools and troubleshooting give engineers deeper understanding and the know-how to create and maintain their own electronic design projects. Unlike other books that simply describe electronics and provide step-by-step build instructions, EE101 delves into how and why electricity and electronics work, giving the reader the tools to take their electronics education to the next level. It is written in a down-to-earth style and explains jargon, technical terms and schematics as they arise. The author builds a genuine understanding of the fundamentals and shows how they can be applied to a range of engineering problems.
This third edition includes more real-world examples and a glossary of formulae. It contains new coverage of:
Classes of components
Memory (RAM, ROM, etc.)
High speed design
Advanced digital electronics (e.g. processors)
Transistor circuits and circuit design
Op-amp and logic circuits
Use of test equipment
Gives readers a simple explanation of complex concepts, in terms they can understand and relate to everyday life.
Updated content throughout and new material on the latest technological advances.
Provides readers with an invaluable set of tools and references that they can use in their everyday work.
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Electrical Engineering 101 surprised me. The author, rather than beset the reader with a fact after fact, takes the approach of teaching you how to intuit information about electrical engineering by presenting, in a top down fashion, the most important things to think about when designing circuits. For example, the author emphasizes the importance of Ohm's Law illustrating why it is so important with several examples. In addition, the author likens the basic aspects of circuits: current, voltage, capacitors, resistors and inductors to their analogous counterparts in physics, for example he likens resistors to friction and capacitors to springs and inductors to mass. This combination of encouraging the development of an intuition about electrical engineering and a clear prioritizing of the important over the less important permeates this book. I am really enjoying reading this book and have already learned a lot about electrical engineering. Before reading this book I knew a lot of...
NOTE; This review was for the second printing. The third printing has fixed about half the errors, and deleted some of the others, but there are still many there, as I just thumbed through the sample pages to check. The (-t/tau) formulas have been removed, and the 1/Rt corrected. The bad formulas for 3 resistors/inductors in parallel are still there, along with the defective Thevinized circuit, explained below.
I actually can't believe this book made it to a second printing. Many of the engineering formulas are incorrect. In Chapter 2, I counted no less than 8 incorrectly stated equations; if you aren't familiar with electronics already, you wouldn't notice the mistakes, but heaven help you if you tried to design anything using the bad equations. In Equation 2.4, the exponent is supposed to be (-t/tau) and is shown instead as (-tau/rc), and then the text defines RC = tau. It just doesn't work. In equation 2.12, the author tries to explain the calculation for 3 resistors in...
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I'm not an electrical engineer nor do I aspire to be. Nevertheless, I am surrounded by objects whose functions are crucial to my daily life but whose inner workings are both off-limits and mysterious. These objects include computers of various shapes and sizes, video screens whose complexity and importance keep growing, audio and video equipment whose functionality keeps increasing even as their weight continues to diverge (my audio components gain mass with inverse proportionality to my video equipment). Some knowledge of how these things function and the theory behind it seems absolutely necessary even if that knowledge must by necessity be fairly rudimentary. Electrical Engineering 101 provides a good solid overview of the subject without getting lost in arcane details that would only confuse the layman.
Beginning with a discussion of electricity, it progresses to the theoretical principles that underlay the various devices and gadgets that are the current architecture...
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