21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, practical text on analogue & digital electronics,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Art of Electronics (Hardcover)
This book is practically indispensable for anyone who either wants to get deep into electronics or who wants to just dip in and learn enough about a technique to use it. Unlike a lot of other electronics books which are full of formulas, the art of electronics adds rules of thumb and design shortcuts used by experienced engineers which take a lot of the drudgery out of design. The easy-to-read text and good, practically self-contained chapters make it easy to dive in and out of as needed. One of the major plus points of the book are the many 'good' and 'bad' circuit ideas, giving you circuit ideas and also showing you how NOT to do it. The digital side is slightly out of date (coverage of PICs and other cheap uPs would be nice) but still covers all the main points you'd need to know on small digital circuits.