Useful EE Links and Search Engines

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I haven't seen a lot of inquiries about Cable Tray Systems over the years, but currently there's a thread inquiring about tray flanges which is leading to other questions. There are NEC codes & NEMA guidelines to follow and has a Cable Tray Systems FAQs that should be helpful to some.
  • #40
Here's a good learning resource, posted by a new user in an EE thread:
For anyone else who comes across this problem of feeling like they need to have a complete or foundational understanding for wrapping their heads around transistors and the PN junction (I did).

Try this link:
Goto chapter two. They build you up from the very bottom, starting with quantum physics (although just what you need to know to understand the rest) and electrons and holes. As well as explaining the workings of different types of semiconductor components.
  • #41
Free online circuits simulator

You can design and simulate digital and analog circuits.

You can also refer to the pre-built circuits library. This library contains different digital and analog designs, you can collect different ideas from this library.
  • #42
Sensors, transducers of physical quantities, the principles of their work::
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  • #45
Hi there everybody here is the collection of educational Links you will love to read and learn:
  1. Lessons in Electric Circuits: It is a collection of textbooks on Electrical and Electronics Engineering. It covers electrical subjects like AC, DC, Semiconductors, Digital logic design, Electrical Machines, Transformers and a wide range of electrical subjects. You can either go through these online or can download the books for free.
  2. Hyperphysics: It is designed by C.R NaveGeorgiaia State University). A bulk of data on different Electricity Engineering subjects is available.
  3. WolframAlpha: You can perform different calculations using Wolfram Alpha.
  4. Electrical Calculators: A useful website to perform different electrical calculations.
  • #47
Hi there here are some useful handy websites that I used during my Electrical Engineering study:
  1. Hyperphysics Education: A one-stop solution for learning Electrical Physics.
  2. MIT Open Courses web: A website for online Electrical Courses
  3. Reddit Electrical Community: A community for Electrical problems discussions.
  4. Free Electrical Lessons by Kuphaldt: This website contains 6 different books on Electrical by Kuphaldt that are good enough for providing all info on your EE. Above all these are free to download and use.
So here was all my list. Share yours too in comments.
  • #49
DIY websites:
  • #50
Nice post elsewhere on the PF about a free textbook on QM for Engineers. I like how it starts with a review of what I learned in undergrad, and moves on to so many of the concepts that are discussed here on the PF in the Physics QM forums. :smile:
and it is free (legal)

Quantum Mechanics for Engineers by Dommelen
  • #51
And a nice link by @Crass_Oscillator to a reference for learning about Semiconductor Devices (from a thread about that subject):
This is a pretty comprehensive free textbook with an introduction to the physics assuming little background, as it is intended for electrical engineering students who usually have taken at most one quantum mechanics course (and that is still uncommon):
It's actually a pretty good book, aside from a few poorly written passages here and there, along with some typesetting problems.
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  • #52
And a nice link by @Crass_Oscillator to a reference for learning about Semiconductor Devices (from a thread about that subject):
Yes indeed; very useful. I just checked and found that I bookmarked this on 6-20-2011.
  • #54
Nice pointer by new user @Bcavender to some low-cost (free for the limited version) FEA software "LISA", most likely written by a fellow HAM radio enthusiast:
A great example in the medium productivity software level space is LISA. It is a really nice basic FEA package that imports a variety of common 3D file formats for well above trivial level designs and costs $300. I am guessing that this venture is a one man show, but both the software and support are top shelf. It does 80% of what I find necessary for good/economic design and saves a great deal of wheel-reinvention on my part. From the verbose responses to support questions, you can tell the gent behind the package lives, breathes and loves practical, usable FEA. He appears to be having a ball.
  • #58
Very nice Opamp Application Note via @jim hardy from a current thread on Opamp questions from newbies:

I notice AN31 is still around but it's now a TI document (TI bought National some years back).
The questions must have persisted because they now show power supply connections in their sample circuits.
Here's a link - have fun !
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  • #59
Nice link by @Windadct about "Magnetics in Switched-Mode Power Supplies" from OnSemi:
Agreed. Very useful circuit diagrams
  • #60
Although I've never read much of the great analog designers of;
J. Williams, RA. Pease, Horowitz & Winfield and now Basso in SMPS design, I found my experiences common to what I have seen and learned a few things.

If you want to learn what isn't on LTspice schematics, you ought to find these books online or in 109 pages Pease Lab Notes Part 8.pdf
how to troubleshoot 112 pages 498 pages

Thomas C. Hayes, Paul Horowitz, Harvard University 622 pages
World class designs 461 pages Basso APEC seminar 2012.pdf 143 pages
The Dark Side of Loop
Control Theory SMPS
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