The most completely, beautifully explained and explored electronic book i have ever read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2019
The book has 1192 pages. Its printed on slightly thin but good quality paper but has good text readability.
* Target Audience H.N.D, Under graduate, post graduate, Masters?
In my humble opinion, this book covers all the above.
* What's the best bits?
This book has inherited some of the 2nd Art of Electronics stuff. The rest is all shiny new.
This book covers and gives a tremendous breadth AND depth of information. From Foundation, Bipolar Transistors, Field - Effect Transistors, Operational Amplifiers, Precision Circuits, Filters, Oscillators and Timers, Low Noise Techniques, Voltage Regulation and Power Conversion, Digital Logic, Programmable Logic Devices, Logic Interfacing, Digital meets Analogue, Computers Controllers and Data Links, Microcontrollers, Appendix A, B, C , D, E, F,G, H Transmission lines and Impedance Matching, (I) Television, (J) Spice, (K) Where do i buy Electronic goodies?, (L) Workbench Instruments and Tools (M) Catalogues Mags and Data Books (N) Further Reading and References (O) the Oscilloscope (P) Acronyms and Abbreviations.
The way it organised is a work of art in its self. The information is beautifully organised. And with limited mathematical content is too help not frustrating. Its the easiest first then increasingly technically explained and explored as you progress through it. This is a MUST for your degree studies. It gives you so much as you explore its topics. Is it an encyclopedia or a textbook? Both! You can read this dropping into some topics. There is so much I can't show you this or that, it's all beautiful!. The topics you find hard are explained clearly.
Is it professional quality? Yes! At the latter parts, the design work is so clear. For example, the stuff on ADC / DAC is eye popping usefully and clearly explained. The best I have ever read! As is the filters stuff.
This book is H.N.D, Hons Degree, (and perhaps) Masters level support for in-depth electronics studies. It's clear, and up to date. What are you waiting for? If your studying electronics, then you need to buy it!
I recall when i started studying electronics, the previous Art of Electronics, Book 2 it was overwhelming. Go for an easier one to start with, such as Practical Electronics for Inventors, book 4, and Learning the Art of Electronics then drift into this superb volume.
If you can have an 'open book' exam, allowing you to bring a book in with you, then you need to have in-depth knowledge of this book prior to this, but its a great help if you know your way around it already.
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