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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Aug. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878707035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878707031
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 640,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Forrest Mims has been an electronics hobbyist since building a one tube radio kit at the age of 11. Following graduation from Texas A&M University in 1966 and service as a photo intelligence office in Vietnam, he worked for three years with high-powered lasers, solid-state instrumentation, and trained monkeys with the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in New Mexico. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1970, he's written several hundred magazine articles and scholarly papers. His articles and columns have appeared in virtually every significant electronics magazine, including Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics, and Modern Electronics. His articles on other scientific topics have appeared in a wide range of other publications, including National Geographic World, Science Digest, Highlights for Children, and Scientific American. His editorial exploits have included an assignment from the National Enquirer to evaluate the feasibility of eavesdropping on Howard Hughes by laser (it was possible, but Forrest declined to take part) and getting dropped by Scientific American as their 'The Amateur Scientist' columnist because he admitted to the magazine's editors that he was a born-again Christian. His book sales total in the millions, and he is likely the most widely-read electronics writer in the world.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Oct. 1998
Format: Paperback
This book answers both the "How does it work?" and "How can I build a circuit that will...?" questions for anyone involved in electronics, from the beginner electronics hobbyist to the seasoned engineer needing a quick circuit to solve a measurement problem. It includes and expands upon Forrest Mims' popular Engineer's Mini-Notebook Series that have been the mainstay of my reference collection for years. I liked my copy of the Engineer's Notebook so much that I ordered eight additional copies for other engineers and scientists I work with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 July 1999
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This book starts where Mims previous "Getting started in electronics" leaves off. this book is not a rehashing of his mini notebooks but is a serious effort to present the reader with many options and alternatives to his previous work. Mims gives great detail to areas that he just touched on before. My best advice is get and study "Getting started..." and then move into this book.
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By Daniel Marivoet on 21 Oct. 2013
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I would have given 5 stars because I very much like the concept of this book, but instead of a reprint it should have been redone. Most of the circuits described are still interesting, but I estimate about 10% use components that are hard to find in 2013. Still an interesting book for the hobbyist.
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