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Essentials of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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With sound, practically-oriented coverage of all the basic concepts in electrical engineering, the second edition of this book represents the best balanced general introduction to the field available. It superbly integrates conceptual discussions with current, relevant technological applications. This text clearly presents the fundamentals in the context of various applications from all engineering fields. It also introduces and utilizes the latest technologies to illustrate how modern technologies are interdisciplinary. Chapter topics include circuits, transient analysis, steady state power analysis, operational amplifiers, and more. For anyone who wants to use a self-study approach to learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #790209 in Books
- Brand: Kerns, David V., Jr./ Irwin, J. David
- Published on: 2004-02-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.10" w x 7.90" l, 2.45 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 672 pages
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
This is one of the worst textbooks I have ever had to use.
There are mistakes in the examples and the problems at the end of the chapters. If it weren't for Chegg (they have the solutions), I would not have been successful using this book alone. Poorly written, and this book assumes the reader knows something about electronics to begin with while using the book. I had to use this book in a class to complete an electrical engineering requirement for my engineering discipline other than electronics. I have 20 years of experience with electronics via the US Air Force, and were it not for that experience, everything in this book would have been foreign. The other students in the class relied heavily on other internet sources, and would have been lost if this book was their only source of knowledge. I bet this book was written by a couple of ego-maniac profs that get a kick out of using their own book. It sucks! I feel sorry for you if you have to use this book on your first jump into the electronics world.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Poor explanations... Poor examples...
Through my college career, I have run into incredibly well written books. This is not one of them. Explanations are short, and half-arsed. Many examples leave steps out, implying that you should 'know' them. I'm not one of those students who can sit through a lecture and understand everything the professor says. I rely heavily on books to explain anything and everything that I might have missed.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Terrible book. Required for my circuits class. Didn't learn a thing.