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DEREK.KOONCE
DEREK.KOONCE
5/16/2013 5:20:51 PM
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articles and books and parts
I did a file wipe about 6 months ago. I had about 3 drawer full of hanging files that had articles and sample parts that I collected over a 20+ year period. Many of these parts have been obsolete for over a decade.

However, the general content is still useful in some cases, and thus I kept a few. In fact, I actually scanned and generated PDFs of some stuff.

Now my issue is finding what I want to know. In a way, the file is bigger than the brain. :-)

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Brad Albing
Brad Albing
3/28/2013 3:38:04 PM
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Re: The Art of Electronics
The Audiocyclopedia

Reference Data for Radio Engineers

Basic Telephone Switching Systems

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goafrit2
goafrit2
2/1/2013 6:17:33 PM
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Re: Analog = IOT?
>> In theory, the (alleged) explosion of M2M and the IOT will create lots of demand for analog work.

That is the paradox - people think we will have more digital without realizing that the world itself is analog. Analog is not going away. We will have more and more of it as you noted. As digital expands, so will the analog systems.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
2/1/2013 6:14:40 PM
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Re: Magazine articles, too.
Application Notes especially before the companies start explaining the applications with their products are very useful. If you have access to those notes, you can learn a lot quicker than going through textbooks.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
2/1/2013 6:12:30 PM
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Re: Its also important to learn how to learn
>>  How to learn and solve problems is just as important as teaching the classics.

In the top global management consulting firms like Mckiney, they ask you questions that have no real answers. They just want to see how you think through the cases during interviews. Imagine someone asking you to divide 1 by 0 and give you ten minutes to solve it! Sure, you can say infinity, but why?

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goafrit2
goafrit2
2/1/2013 6:09:22 PM
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Re: The Art of Electronics
>> Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz.

In the annals of electronics, Horowitz's book is timeless. It is relevant today as it was in 1980 when he wrote it in Harvard.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
2/1/2013 6:08:14 PM
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Re: My first EE book
>> That was the book I started reading when I was about ten.

Do you know if they have updated the version? I will like to send it as a gift to a cousin. I have no idea how good the book is but I can always count you like it.

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
1/28/2013 10:53:14 PM
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Re: The Art of Electronics
I agree fully on Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz. It gave interesting and fresh insights on already known concepts and still part of my arsenal.

Another important book for me would be Electronic Principles by Alfred Paul Malvino.

These two books shaped my understanding about electronics.

 

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CougFan
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1/25/2013 1:48:44 PM
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Its also important to learn how to learn
I total agree with your point that there just isn't enough time in the day to "re-learn" everything.  BUT it is important to take time to teach HOW to solve problems.  By that teacher going back and having the students figure out that a2+b2=c2 is just as important as how they figured that out.  To me, that is critical in teaching any young engineer to be.  How to learn and solve problems is just as important as teaching the classics.

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jbuckf50
jbuckf50
1/24/2013 7:33:47 PM
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Re: Magazine articles, too.
Books I've found handy for reference-

Henry Ott - Noise Reduction Systems...

G.B. Clayton - Operational Amplifiers

Franco - Design w/ Operational Amplifiers & Integrated Circuits

The Howard Johnson & Mark Montrose signal & power integrity books.

 

 

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