Mathematics for electronics

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

  1. picstudent

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

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

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  2. rspuzio

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    Jan 19, 2009
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    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.
     
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  3. picstudent

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    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.


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  4. bertus

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  5. mik3

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    Engineering Mathematics by K. Stroud

    is a very good book to learn the basics.
     
  6. picstudent

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


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  7. rspuzio

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    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.
     
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