Best books for studying

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  1. Webby

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    Hi, being as im just starting out anyone can advise me on the best study books for electronics northing too complicated enough to cover electronics in a understandable way.

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  2. hgmjr

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  3. Webby

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    Hi, yes the ebook is great thanks for that. What I meant is any known hard back books.
     
  4. hgmjr

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    There are a whole series of books by Forrest M. Mims III. If you can get any of them you will learn much about the basics.

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  5. hgmjr

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    Here is a link to a thread that gives most of the book titles and a link to go to buy them. These are not hardback books but they are each a very good introduction to electronics.

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  6. SgtWookie

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    Start here:
    http://www.forrestmims.com/
    Forrest M. Mims III's "Getting Started in Electronics" is easy and fun to read.
    I also highly recommend Volume I and Volume IV of his Engineer's Mini-Notebook series. The rest of the series is also good, but I primarily refer to volumes I and IV.

    But if you want to actually get some hands-on experience (which is a must), pick up an "Electronics Learning Lab" from Radio Shack. They're about $70, and worth it for the project board alone. It comes with components, wires to connect them up, and a couple of Project Notebooks. The whole package was written, designed & developed by Forrest M. Mims III, too.
    It's available here:
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...rentPage=search&features=features&tab=support
    Note that you can download both workbooks from this page.
    It appears that RS is currently offerring free shipping on orders over $50. So, if there isn't a RS store in your area, you can still get shipped direct to you for no extra charge.

    The project board requires six AA batteries to operate. You could use rechargeables. For some unknown reason, Radio Shack's site says it also requires a 9v battery, which it does not.
     
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  8. SgtWookie

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    If you really want to get a decent technican education, check out the US Navy's NEET series of publications, available freely for download here:
    http://www.tpub.com/content/neets/index.htm

    I went through a predecessor series of this training in the 70's. They were very good back then. They're even better now.

    They are designed to train an above-average high school graduate who is assumed to know nothing about electricity or electronics, to become proficient enough in those subjects to be trained on the specific systems they will be maintaining. The material is presented in a highly logical sequence, and is arguably the fastest way to learn electricity/electronics - if you stick with it, understand the material/do the exercises/labs, and proceed at the most rapid pace possible.

    It is not a "fun" read. However, it can be fascinating.
     
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