Applied Analog Electronics
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Completed on 2019-12-09
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This textbook is for a first course on electronics. It assumes no prior electronics experience, but does assume that students have had calculus and high-school physics. Drafts of the book have been used for several years at UCSC. A key idea of the course is that students need a lot of design experience and hands-on work, rather than a lot of theory. The course is centered around the labs, which are a mix of design labs and measurement/modeling labs.
The book is also intended for people to be able to learn from without a course, and many of the recent changes are to make the book more useful to hobbyists and students on a limited budget, by changing the labs so that they can be done without expensive lab equipment. The equipment needed is described in the Preface, which is included in the free sample chapters.
My blog http://gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com discusses the development of the course and the book, along with many other topics.
The book is now complete, as Edition 1.0. A version with small fixes is due out in September 2020.
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509 index entries
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