# Good intro to EE theory

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1. Jul 22, 2014

### trollcast

I'm going to be starting university in september studying electrical engineering and I'm just looking for a textbook, website, online course or whatever to give me a bit of a refresher / head start on basic EE theory. In high school I have covered topics like faradays law, basic Kirchoffs laws problems, RC circuits, some circuits with 555 timers and OP Amps from an electronics class. However i've forgotten some of the stuff and i'd just like something I can go through to give me a refresh on those topics (theres probably some more i've forgotten to meantion) at a university intro class level and maybe buid upon that and learn something new like inductors.

2. Jul 23, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

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3. Jul 23, 2014

### trollcast

Thanks jedishrfu both those books look really good for what i'm looking since I could probably do with a brush up on my practical skills as well.

4. Jul 23, 2014

### Bobbywhy

This tutorial is a brief introduction to the concepts of charge, voltage, and current. This tutorial is not as long and tedious as a college textbook, yet it contains more information than students are likely to find in an elementary schoolbook.
http://www.swansontec.com/set.html

I first learned electronics in U. S. Navy schools, so I am a little biased. So, if anyone is serious about learning electricity and electronics, this free downloadable book is the best choice possible!

Here is the "Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses" (NAVPERS 10622) in its entirety (or will be eventually). It should provide one of the Internet's best resources for people seeking a basic electricity course - complete with examples worked out (links to quizzes at end of chapters).
Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses
NAVPERS 10622
PREFACE
This book is intended as a basic reference for all enlisted men of the Navy whose duties require them to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.

http://www.rfcafe.com/references/electrical/Electricity%20-%20Basic%20Navy%20Training%20Courses/electricity%20-%20basic%20navy%20training%20courses.htm [Broken]

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5. Jul 25, 2014

### trollcast

Thanks bobbywhy for those links.

I got a copy of Practical Electronics for Inventors and I'm working through the theory section at the start of it as I don't have just enough maths background for Div, Grad, Curl and all that, since I haven't covered multivariable calculus before. I was just wondering if anyone knew any decent problem sets for those basic circuit analysis questions since we'd definitely be expected to know them as its covered in highschool here.