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Good book for electronics self study

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good solid book(s) for self study of electronics design? I emphasize design because I recently finished an electronics course in college and have found that I am decent at solving book problems but horrible at designing circuits. I still have no clue how to design any useful, interesting circuits. I'd love to be able to get to a point where I can say "I need to design a circuit that will accomplish x" I'm very eager to learn, and would like to know everything I can about circuit design. I would like to understand why capacitors are used in certain places but not others, why the particular valued resistors were used, etc.

I've had a few semesters of calculus, so math shouldn't be a problem. Does anyone have any recommendations? I've been eying these three books:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0470289619/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201361833/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0028028333/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Can anyone make any recommendations?

Thanks
 
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Get one of those "encyclopedia of electronics" books that have hundreds of circuits. If you analyze those instead of homework problems you'll get a good feel for the variety of design techniques people use.

I've heard good things about "the art of electronics" but I haven't used it.

There are lots of online PDF files and application notes but you have to search high and low to stumble onto them.
 
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Art of Electronics by Horowitz

Schaum's Outlines of Electric Circuits

Schaum's Outlines of Electronic Devices and Circuits

3000 Solved Problems in Electric Circuits
 

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