Everything you should have learned in school, but probably didn't! This book is great for electronics newbies, or if you just need a refresher course. Topics ranging from Ohm's law to proper usage of an oscilloscope to managing and interacting with employees are covered.
The book approaches all of its topics in a very straight-forward, practical manner, and all the important information is summed up nicely in a "Rules-of-Thumb" section. The information presented in this book will provide a great start towards building or reinforcing your EE knowledge.
We're carrying this book because the author (Darren Ashby) thinks and writes like we do. He has a large disclaimer in the front of the book, but points out that electronics can be taught to anyone with the right approach. We agree.
The book includes a CD-ROM which contains a reference library, demo simulation software, and engineering calculators. A few of the topics covered:
- What is electricity really?
- Ohm's Law
- Capacitors and Inductors
- Microprocessor Basics
- Power Supplies
- Tools (soldering irons, oscilloscopes, etc.)
- Communication Skills
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Newnes; 2 edition (December 8, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856175065
- ISBN-13: 978-1856175067