# Mathematics for electronics

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by picstudent, Aug 30, 2009.

1. ### picstudent Thread Starter Active Member

Feb 3, 2009
76
0
I am very weak in mathematics which affects my electronic design capability.

Please suggest some basic books for learning mathematics for electronic design.

Thanks

2. ### rspuzio Active Member

Jan 19, 2009
77
0
It's hard to recommend anything specific without
knowing your level of mathematical learning ---
otherwise the recommendation might just rehash
what you know too well already or go over your
head. Are you familiar with calculus? Are you
coming to grips with how matrices work or
struggling to understand Laplace transforms
in the complex plane or wrestling with non-linear
partial differential equations? Quite a large portion
of mathematics at various levels of sophistication ---
linear algebra, differential equations, integral
equations, approximation theory, complex analysis,
functional analysis, and more --- is applicable to
electronics. Since the field is so broad, I would
need to know more about your level and particular
interests to make meaningful suggestions.

Last edited: Aug 30, 2009
3. ### picstudent Thread Starter Active Member

Feb 3, 2009
76
0
I have only basic mathematics knowledge, just college level, not engineering level. My requirement is to understand and utilize the mathematical applications involved in analogue level initially. Higher end later only.

Thanks

Apr 5, 2008
15,806
2,389
5. ### mik3 Senior Member

Feb 4, 2008
4,846
63
Engineering Mathematics by K. Stroud

is a very good book to learn the basics.

6. ### picstudent Thread Starter Active Member

Feb 3, 2009
76
0
Thanks for the updates. Let me locate them.

Thanks

7. ### rspuzio Active Member

Jan 19, 2009
77
0
I would highly recommend the Schaum's series. The nice
thing about them is they focus on problems, working through
lots of example problems and giving similar unsolved
problems for the reader, which is just the thing for someone
who is interested in putting the math to practical use.

Since you say you are interested in analogue electronics,
here are a few volumes which should be relevant:

Matrices
Linear Algebra
Calculus
Differential Equations
Finite Differences
Fourier Analysis
Laplace Transforms

Should you have questions about math or find yourself stuck
on a problem, in addition to asking here, you might want to
ask at the PlanetMath forum:

http://www.planetmath.org

Also, this site contains a math encyclopaedia which you
might find useful for looking up terms, finding formulae,
etc. as well as free books and expositions which you
might find useful.