Agarwal vs Horowitz (electronic circuits)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by art123, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. art123

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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    AbeBooks clearing house has the 1st one for ~$20.00
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  3. t06afre

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    Select the book that you feel are the best for you. A book rated good by one person. May in some cases be rated bad by another person. If you can get both books from the library or perhaps Google books can offer a preview. Then decide which of them you like
     
  4. studiot

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    I don't know the first book, perhaps someone else can shed some light on it.

    Horowitz has its merits, but not as a systematic textbook since it is not a systematic presentation of the subject. Rather is is an added value text that will bring out important points and enhance a properly prepared course.
     
  5. LvW

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    Yes - I agree with studiot regarding Horowitz. It is helpful and has its merits - however, not as a basic course in electronics.
     
  6. GopherT

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    Horowitz is better if you want to ask, what should I consider if I am going to make a xxxx circuit?

    xxxx might be: low power, high frequency, or what ever you might be working on. They give a lot of nice pointers and a bunch of circuits from Datasheets at the end of the chapters. It is not a "build a foundation then teach you how to build a circuit" book.
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    I always preferred the SAMS Cook Book series, they have actual working projects you can work through. versions for 555, TTL, Analogue, Phase locked loop etc.
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