do these books stand alone?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jimjdanger, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. jimjdanger

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    Do the 5 books on this website need other books to compliment them. If I study just these books will I know as much as an Electrical engineer?.
    I am doing this as a hobby and just wanted some advice.
  2. DickCappels


    Aug 21, 2008
    The books are a good introduction to the basics and some practical applications but at the moment they are not complete enough to give you the same knowledge as an EE. At least not most of the ones I've met.
  3. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Definitely not.

    Regardless of whether you make a distinction between Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineering, the ebooks give a cursory look at the topics listed. However, they strive to communicate the ideas in a more familiar tone than most textbooks do and convey a practical understanding of the topics.

    The eBook is growing (albeit extremely slow) so that might change the future.

    All that said, you, as a hobbyist, you will likely not need to know much of what is missing from the eBook.
  4. jimjdanger

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    thanks for your replies.
  5. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    Just reading electrical engineering books without the foundation of calculus and physics might not (likely will not) get you to where you want to be.