Cambridge University Press, 2011; $65.00 (paperback), $120.00 (hardcover).
Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers is an excellent one-semester undergraduate text. It rapidly brings the reader from elementary concepts to useful circuits with real components. The practice problems are challenging and build on the concepts covered in the chapters. The chapter on digital circuits and devices is particularly outstanding, with each section seamlessly flowing into the next. When I e-mailed the author (without mentioning that I was reviewing his book) with a conceptual question, I was very impressed with how quickly he responded with helpful information. The book is laid out well, with space for the reader to work out examples.
Review by George Fischer, U.S. Army, ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., U.S.A.
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