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looking for stuff with resistors in series and in parallel and circuits that have both series and parallel resistors. thank you.
Boylestad's "Introductory Circuit Analysis" book is wonderful! I found it much easier to read and understand than the prescribed book for my undergrad circuit theory courses. Boylestad was also much cheaper because it was : a) an older and used edition vs brand new, b) sold to me by a coworker who had long since finished his undergrad work. He wasn't trying to take financial advantage of me, unlike the book store on campus.I'd recommend Boylestad's "Introductory Circuit Analysis". Good used copies can be found @ Get Textbooks | New Textbooks | Used Textbooks | College Textbooks - GetTextbooks.com
Not sure if it qualifies for "stuff"
Of course, it very much depends on the specifics of your career choice, I used all three of these, and more, significantly in my journey. Even more so, I used the concepts upon which they are based on a very regular basis.Yup, I looked at it. It's been over 50 years since I finished calculus, differential equations, and matrix analysis in college and all I remember are the very basics of it since I never used it during my career. Boylestad is very clear, concise, and thorough compared to several other authors in electronics that I've used.
Indeed it does. One of the very disappointing concepts that I learned in psychology class had to do with memory retention. Specifically it had to do with usage of knowledge and retention of knowledge. The disappointing part was that retention drops drastically if the knowledge isn't used but you may still recognize it even if the use eludes you. As the old adage says "Use it, or lose it" and it is unfortunately very true with what you learn. I used a lot of math in my career but it was mostly trig and algebra with a lot of unit conversions and I still use it for studying electronics. I can't remember how to derive the equations with calculus but give me a derivative and I can use it. The control software I worked with did algebra including 5 variable polynomials. One of the young chemical engineers gave me a multivariable process equation in calculus and I had to tell him "If you can derive it into a polynomial, I'll program it." He did and after I programmed it into the control software it worked perfectly. Such is life...it very much depends on the specifics of your career choice
To a point I agree with this, but I think there comes a point where you reach a level of true comprehension at which point it stays with you pretty permanently with little more than a sheen of rust that is easily blown off, even after decades of not touching it.The disappointing part was that retention drops drastically if the knowledge isn't used but you may still recognize it even if the use eludes you. As the old adage says "Use it, or lose it" and it is unfortunately very true with what you learn.
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