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Book Excerpt: “Electrical Engineering 101” (Part 3 of 5)

Site editor's note : When I first saw this book, I was afraid it was a “dumbed-down” book, a sort of “EE for Dummies” targeted at average Joe and Jane at home, making engineering seem almost trivially simple. Thankfully, it is not.

Instead, it's a very useful review of EE basics : things you may have missed or perhaps forgotten. It uses both equations and intuition to look at passives, op amps, feedback, logic circuits and functions, current and voltage sources, motor types and control, modeling and robust design, simulation and modeling, troubleshooting and debugging, and even working with an engineering team.

We are pleased to present Chapter 4 , “The Real World”, of Electrical Engineering 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in School…but Probably Didn't (2nd Edition) in five parts (as pdf files) as follows:

  • Part 1, pages 141 to 151, click here
  • Part 2, pages 152 to 174, click here
  • Part 3, pages 174 to 180, click here
  • Part 4, pages 181 to 193, will be posted June 10, 2009
  • Part 5, pages 193 to 202, will be posted June 17, 2009

You can see the publisher's description and detailed Table of Contents here.

Electrical Engineering 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in School…but Probably Didn't, Second Edition, by Darren Ashby, 320 pages plus CD, ISBN 978-1-85617-506-7. Used with permission from Newnes, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2009.
For more information about this title and other similar books, please visit http://www.elsevierdirect.com.

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