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Can anyone suggest the next begening electronics book to read and also wondering

  1. Nov 30, 2009 #1
    A beginning electronics book offered by radio shack that you can read is, a book by Forest Mims at Radio Shack, it's pretty popular so most who shop at radio shack have heard of it, and it's intended for beginning electronics, so after this, what could be kinda the next book you can read that has more complicated ideas in it, to go from where that book leaves off. And when at say a 2 year college would the classes start to teach things that allow for you to learn something more complicated than what you can learn in the above book? Would a student simply have to wait until they transfer to a 4 year college to be in a course teaching more complicated ideas in electronics, because they do not seem to offer very many electronics courses in a 2 year college, this college around here, according to the course catalog, looks like, it only offers one, and they the student must transfer to a 4 year college for more.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2

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    Re: Can anyone suggest the next begening electronics book to read and also wondering.

    I often recommend this book: "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill

    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Electron...1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259621960&sr=8-1-spell

    The used copies are in the $40-$50 range. It's a good intro book, because it takes you all the way from the basics up through analog and digital circuits. It also is very practical in much of what it presents, and exposes common problems that people encounter in real circuits. We had a fun thread here in the EE forum a while back, which will show you one of the teaching tools of the AoE book:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=178516 "Bad Circuits -- Test Your Knowledge"

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  4. Nov 30, 2009 #3
    Re: Can anyone suggest the next begening electronics book to read and also wondering.

    Also check out Electronics for Dummies or Electronics Demystified which should you take to a next level from Forest Mims. However after that, I'd suggest picking up an intro to circuits like the Schaum's outlines which aren't that expensive. It will cover mesh/loop analysis and networks with lots of solved problems.

    Although math is required, most preferably calculus for half the concepts. But at least you could get a feel for what it all looks like.

    Also, go the local library and browse through different books, you might find a nice catch that appeals to you.

    Also, check out youtube, alot of folks uploaded all kinds of tutorials, and lessons unimaginable.

    Also, look up stuff on wikpedia free encyclopedia online which contains pretty thorough entry articles on electronics.

    https://www.amazon.com/Electronics-...=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259622966&sr=1-7

    https://www.amazon.com/Electronics-...r_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259623180&sr=1-15

    https://www.amazon.com/Schaums-Outl...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259623460&sr=1-1
     
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