Hey all, I know this is similar to one of my other threads in the past, but I thought the situation is different enough to warrant a new thread. Basically, my first EE course (on introductory E&M and introductory circuits) is starting and 2 textbooks are required for it. The book required for E&M looks fine, it's just selected chapters from Haliday & Resnick. However, the chosen textbook for the circuits part of the course is "Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis" by Irwin and Nelms. According to many reviews (and past talks with upper years), this book is horrible for learning circuits (I drew this conclusion from reading this: http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Enginee...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231367836&sr=1-1). Now I am an EE student, and I don't want to start hating circuits because this book is so frustrating. What would you recommend in this case? Another (well-known and respected) book on this subject, perhaps? And if so, which book is recommended for a basic circuits course? I have attached my lecture outline schedule - the lecture #11 is when the circuits stuff begins. My only worry is that other textbooks may not follow the content and style of the assigned textbook, leading to missing details from the core knowledge that the professors expect us to have by reading the assigned textbook. Thanks!