Hey Dave, just wanted to point out that Sedra/Smith does go into the basics of op-amps. It starts in Chapter 2 (in the textbook I have). You were going over Chapter 13, which dives deeper into op-amps, granted that the person reading has already reviewed Chapter 2. I think they start out much better than the other textbooks with the ideal op-amp, what happens when you add feedback, inverting/non-inverting amps, very similar to how you described it in your op-amp basics video.
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The video host Dave said Sedra and smith is bad as it contains lot of math. I think it is really easy book with lot of "tools". It is easy for any person who has done some math in linear algebra and ODE's and differentiation and integration. The tools above are mini circuits which can be connected to form bigger circuits. The book teaches you how to build circuits, amplifiers in this way. I had been reading this book and it seems fairly easy. Some design problems take time as you need to be inventive in making circuits. The video host seems to come to conclusions quickly. For somebody who has completed Electronics/Electrical engineering degree twenty or thirty years ago, it may seem hard at first but if you re-aquaint yourself with engineering circuit analysis with books like Hayt, kemmerly Durbin and phillips and a Engineering math book like Kreyszing and a signals and systems book, the Sedra and Smith book is easy and also fun. The same might be said about Boylestad or others. This is my sincere review of the Sedra and smith book.
Boylestad combined with Floyd is the biz. Boylestad Electricity covers all the mess analysis and theorms, brilliantly.
Boylestad Electricity, great book as well.
Floyd Digital fundementals is simply awesome.
The problem with scientists and mathematicians is that they cannot communicate with people even on literature. Floyd and Stroud are two authors that could communicate to the reader.
The best starter book for Electronics has to be Floyd Electronic Devices.
This is true, many consider stroud mathematics the best book for covered engineering mathematics while others hate it's approach in that they feel it's tuturing the student to blindly follow it's script which in turn stops the student thinking for themselves. These people believe that Kreyszig advanced mathematics is a better approach and the argument continues. So get both I guess!!
I sware by" the bible". I have the book, workbook and x-chapters. I saw your channel in one of them books (I think the X-chapters). But I do have others. On beginners, electronics started in secondary school for me (well it was called physics - real physics)
Do you need an advanced Mathematics to do practical electronics?
Ugh, I still have nightmares about Boylestad book, a terrible book to learn electronics. Pretty boring too. The lack of formality, and also the use (or abuse) of long paragraphs to explain things that can be explained with few sentences. The spanish edition was used in "Electronics I" course I took back in 2012. It was even worst in spanish, a translation so horrible that didn't have any sense. I was relief when I found Microelectronics by Neamen, which help me to understand basic electronics. Years later, I found Floyd , Malvino and Razavi, which I liked and sometimes like to revise.
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronic by Stan Gibilisco
Practical Electronics for Inventors by S&M
Your selections start at too high a level. The above could be used by a smart 7th grader.
To learn Op Amps, just watch Dave's Video!
Hi Dave, thanks for the reviews. I got the Electronic Devices book and it's great. However the one month free trial for the software has expired. Could you recommend a good free spice program? Multisim seems very expensive. Or if you have a cheap recommendation. thanks!
Dave, thanks for your "Electronics Textbook Shootout." It helps me understand how others might see things. I'm a recently retired professor of electrical engineering and also worked in the electronics industry designing NMOS chips (this was the early 1980's when CMOS was not yet dominant) for a well known company that, "started up in a garage." When I was a student myself Sedra and Smith's book did not yet exist and the TTL 7400 type logic BJT stuff) was state-of-the art. When I started teaching, Sedra and Smith is the book I gravitated to because it was rigorous and included things that I had to deal with industry. For a rigorous and robust presentation, IMHO Sedra and Smith stands out with margin from the other books. I'd also like to point out that Sedra and Smith has a "FETs first" approach to semiconductor theory. This seemed weird to me when they first introduced it (at about 5th edition) because I had been taught "BJTs first" when I was a student. But the more I used Sedra and Smith, the more I appreciated that "FETs first" is what is happening in industry and more directly covered the types of work I did in industry. I now think it is a superior way to teach students. Well, that's just my two bits. But I see your point about the graphics, especially the good graphics in Floyd's book. Sedra and Smith could do better there for sure.
I greatly appreciate your videos. Keep 'em coming!
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Write us a textbook.
Be careful! Current Malvino edition are used in colleges and cone with s hefty price tag of around US$150! Nothing wrong with the 8th edition circa 1980s that can be found fir $15 on eBay.
A photo of a guy on the moon in the background. Do you really think they landed on the moon?
Can you recommend me a book for Analog Circuits . I am in ece branch and i am preparing for gate.
Is this book for bsc or msc ?
what is the differnce in content of this book and the book by naeman ??
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I'm not into much of electronics but the way you explained is making me Feel interested. Super Cool explanation buddy! Appreciate it.
In a word, it was very good to get the information inside the book.😄😄
Hi! Where is the official website to purchase the enhanced ebook in North America? Thank you
Hi i have some misunderstanding about the title of the book, as i know microelectronics is the field that focus on the manufacturing of semiconductor devices but your book focus more on analog electronics and some Digital concepts, can i understand why you name it microelectronics circuits
where can I find the videos which covers the book ?
Microelectronics in China's teaching is a total mess, as a studnt, I do hope that we could introduce your books and videos because pirate stuffs on Taobao have overwhelmed my surroundings. Resources are so rare.
I bought this textbook personally. I really do like it and I was super excited to have it because the bridge from Linear Circuits to Non-Linear Circuits is like the gateway to where all the magic happens in the electronic world. Meaning this stuff is absolutely fundamental. Anyway:
I will leave an update at the end of my semester on my thoughts of the book.