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Anyone mention good electronics textbook

  1. Dec 12, 2008 #1
    i have been looking for an electronics textbook for a while.i am an undergraduate student.
    already tried the popular millman & halkias.it stinks.can anyone mention the names of some "readable" textbooks?my syllabus covers topics like FET,multistage amplifier,oscillators, OPAMP,combinational & sequential logic,communication principles,several instruments and microprocessor.
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  3. Dec 12, 2008 #2


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    Everybody physicst will recommend Horowitz+Hill "Art of Electronics", it's a very practical how to build circuits manual for electronic engineering. I can't recommend anything for more detailed/theoretical coverage.
  4. Dec 12, 2008 #3


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    H&H is a good intro text for self-study. Here is a fun thread where we took advantage of one of the features of the text:


  5. Dec 15, 2008 #4
    I think you should get different books for different topics. You include logic with transistors, opamps etc. They are as different as night and day. If you get an all in one, I am not sure you get what you want.

    I don't have any suggestion, I learn this too long ago already. I am studying RF and Microwave. I buy so many books just on one topic. My experience is each book have good and bad section, I need min 3 book on this topic. I am studying Electromagnetics and I have 7 books and I use 3 mostly and reference the others, and is not one too many!!!
  6. Dec 29, 2008 #5
    You need to look for atleast 3 books to cover these topics

    FET,multistage amplifier,oscillators, combinational & sequential logic - Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L. Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky

    Opamp - Design with operational amplifiers and analog integrated circuits by Sergio Franco

    communication principles- Communication systems by simon haykin

    Hope this will help
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