I am a university Electronic Engineering student, and just finished the first year. Having used many other electronics textbooks, this one is by far the best one I have read.
The simple, coherent style of expression, clear worked examples makes this book a delight to have. The book covers many topics in this field (some of which I have listed below). Sometimes it is the set text book, as it was with me. However, it can be used as an additional resource alongside some of the other individual modules one may be doing. It does not go too deep, as may be required for certain subjects, which is one of he reasons why it is sometimes beneficial to look into this book if you are unclear on certain areas of a subject.
The book uses three colours, black, light blue and dark blue, which makes reading the book easier, examples are clearly marked and topics can be easily identified.
The text book covers many topics one will face in an engineering course, especially electronic or electrical and electronic engineering courses. Here are some of the topics the book covers: basic electric circuits and components, control and feedback, amplification, digital systems, sequential logic, resistance and DC Circuits, inductance and magnetic fields, capacitance and electric fields, alternating voltages and currents, semiconductor diodes, bipolar transistors and power electronics amongst many others.
As you can see topics covered are broad. However the book deals the subject matters very well, right from its elementary to a reasonably advanced level.
The exercises are very useful, especially because the questions always deal with the subject matter covered in the text, and progresses with the text. So if you are unsure of the answer to a question, you can very easily go back and read the passage.
Some electronics books do not give any answers to the exercises. This book gives most of the answers, but omits answers that require diagrams such as graphs, or answers that require you to prove something using some lengthy calculation. Perheps this is the only negative side to this book.
Overall, a great electronics reference book, and I highly recommend it.
I'm a first year mechanical engineering student, but my course includes modules in Electrical Engineering and Electronics. This book has been invaluable for both these modules and is certainly the best book I have come across in this area. Our lecturer suggested a couple of books but this one is by far the easiest to understand. It has lots of worked examples, and also has plenty of computer simulation exercises which really help to show what is happening within the circuit. I think it would be good for all first year engineers who need to know something about electronics.
This book provides a really comprehensive introduction to electrical engineering and to electronics. It covers all the material you will find in a typical first year engineering course, and presents it in a way that is very easy to understand. Check out the associated website, which has some very useful support material such as online, computer-marked self-assessment tests, and links to free simulation software.
This book was recommended to us for one of our electronics module in the first year. Since there was not so many copies of this book in our library, I had to order it from another uni library.
From the first page of the book I actually addicted to read the book. This is because it gives the most fundamental ideas about the electronics in general and electronics system approach. The language of the book is very simple to understand and follow. The diagrams are extremely easy to understand and well structured. The layout of the book is so attractive and appealing. The answers for the end of chapter questions are available at the back of the book which is absolutely essential I beleive in order to encourage the reader to attempt to solve the questions. At the end of the semester I got an A from this module. I passed my exam with a quite good mark.
The book follows a style called top down approach. Any concept, system or a device is introduced as a block diagram first without explaining the internal structure and its input and output general functions are explained. Then it goes into the internal structure slowly slowly and makes everything clear.
Great book, very useful, easy to understand and applicable. However probably one of the problems of this book is that it is so expensive.
Mr Engin Sicimogullari (2nd Year Electronic Engineering Student)