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Engineering Good books in Electrical Engineering

  1. May 31, 2017 #1
    I have great interest in electricals, and in working with circuits, multimeters and the like. Can anyone recommend good books in electricals that covers topics to the depth and can be used as a self study book? I want to learn theory and basics first before going into practical knowledge.
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  3. May 31, 2017 #2
    Hill and Horowitz, The Art of Electronics has been reviewed favorably in these forums, and I like it.
  4. May 31, 2017 #3
    OK, I'll try to buy and read it. Thanks.
  5. May 31, 2017 #4
    I think before you start with Horowitz and Hill (which is in my opinion is too advanced to start with) you should tell us what your math and physics background are.
  6. Jun 1, 2017 #5
    I'm a student in class XI, and quite well versed in Calculus, except contour integration. If you tell me other requirements, I shall inform you whether I know them.
  7. Jun 3, 2017 #6
    Hi @Wrichik Basu. Check out these two books. Before you go to check these I would like to share my experience. I am an Electrical Engineering student who loves to learn and explore from EE books. At present, I have hundreds of books in my personal Library on Electronics, Fundamentals, Machines Power Systems. However, I am in love with these two books (and I challenge you too, will love them)
    1. Circuit Analysis by Allan H Robbins: Starts with basic foundational concepts of DC, laws and basic properties of circuits and then moves to AC and advanced concepts.
    2. Electronic Devices by Floyd: The ultimate solution for learning Basic Electronics. It also starts from fundamentals of Electronics and then takes you to components and devices.
  8. Jun 3, 2017 #7
    Which book should I start with?
  9. Jun 4, 2017 #8
    Circuit analysis by Allan H Robbins.
  10. Jun 5, 2017 #9
    Floyd's books https://www.amazon.com/dp/0130606197/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IJF6RWNXZCYPS&colid=1UU2097AX0L13 are great for self-learners especially for someone with your math level. I especially like his Digital Fundamentals https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Fund...73&sr=1-4&keywords=Digital+Fundamentals+floyd.

    Look also for the electronics book by Boylestad https://www.amazon.com/dp/0132622262/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2HUCML100H17K&colid=1UU2097AX0L13.

    A great entry level circuits book would be Linear Circuit Analysis by Artice M. Davis https://www.amazon.com/Linear-Circu...6681018&sr=1-1&keywords=artice+davis+circuits.
  11. Jun 5, 2017 #10
    Which should I start with, I'm getting derailed with so many books :headbang: (though I'm discouraging no one to put in more suggestions, as I always like to read books and acquire knowledge :smile::smile:)
  12. Jun 7, 2017 #11
    If you want the theory first then start with Davis.

    If you want a mixture of theory and general background information Floyd (analog) first, then Boylestad. Malvino is a popular technician level book but if you can understand Davis it can be skipped.

    Floyd's Digital Fundamentals can be read without any prerequisites.
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