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EE Study Resources?

  1. Jul 14, 2012 #1
    Hi everyone I just finished my first year of electrical engineering.

    I am doing quite a few of self study for coming Calculus II and III, diff. equations, physics, and computer programming classes. I have all the resources I need for those.

    However, I want to start studying the basics of electrical engineering now.

    I want to focus my attention on circuits and systems, electronic circuits, microprocessors, electromagnetic fields, digital design, random signals and noise, and energy conversion.

    I am interested in knowing what are the best books to study.

    I know that MIT's and UC Berkeley's open course ware offers videos of lectures and other great resources.

    But I also want regular books that can get me introduced on these topics. Rather something more simple and clear that I can study on my own.

    I study at NJIT, New Jersey Institute of Technology, if anyone goes or went there by any chance..

    I am not sure which field I want to specialize in but the topics I mentioned are part of the core curriculum for electrical engineers.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2012 #2
    For EM, a very good but simple book is:

    https://www.amazon.com/Electromagnetics-Engineers-Fawwaz-T-Ulaby/dp/0131497243/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342302814&sr=1-3&keywords=ulaby

    It is used in San Jose State U. It is too simple for a real EM class, but it is a very good book for self study.

    If you want more then

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Electrodynamics-3rd-David-Griffiths/dp/013805326X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342302929&sr=1-1&keywords=griffiths+electrodynamics

    And

    https://www.amazon.com/Field-Wave-Electromagnetics-David-Cheng/dp/0201128195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342302969&sr=1-1&keywords=field+and+wave+electromagnetics+cheng

    Those are the books I studied and it will carry you all the way for undergrad and even good enough for the advanced EM class in U of Santa Clara for MS and PHD. This should at least give you a good foundation to enter the post grad program even for the best of all schools.

    If you really want to get deep into EE, it is advisable to study PDE as Vector calculus and ODE is not quite enough for EM. This is particularly important if you plan to enroll in grad school.
     
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