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I came across this book while searching for an introductory text to review my fundamentals. The book developed from an introductory course taught at MIT in electronic circuits. I like the coverage of topics in the book and the manner in which the authors have presented them. The best part is that the course webcast is freely available over the MIT's Open Course Ware initiative. I benefited most from listening to one of the authors lectures on the web and using this book as a text. End of chapter problems emphasize applications of the various abstractions the authors use which is very intuitive. There are zillions of circuit theory books in the market but all of them just deal with the concept and circuit techniques. This book develops the concept and encourages the reader to think about the various simplifications and assumptions that have been made in circuits and systems theory and their domains of existence. Again, the best way this book can be put to use is to listen to the accompanying webcast lectures and take the 'virtual course' on MIT OCW website. Don't forget to leave a small donation if you like the contents of the course so institutions like MIT can continue to open up their resources to the general public.

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If you have seen Agarwal lecture at MIT, you know the man is pretty darn good at what he does. This book, lived upto the standards. IT's like the bible of under-graduate electronics. I have read other books here and there. If you get this one with Art of Electronics...you can build yourself, any electronics gadget (almost any). I treasure this with all my life, although I am not a EE person!

The best introduction to circuits and electronics.

By Jakeon Mar 18, 2012

Many have aspired, but few have succeeded providing a truly top-notch introduction to circuits. Agarwal and Lang, of MIT, hit a home run with this comprehensive introduction, tailor-made for students. The text links theory to everyday applications. So often in college level texts, authors dwell on theory but leave the reader starved for applications. How can I apply this stuff? Why do I need it? These questions are answered in 'Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.' The book clearly and concisely educates the reader not only in circuits, but in application of circuit theory to electronics, both analog and digital. The book is complete with solved exercises and answers to select chapter problems. I just can't praise this book enough. One word of caution. There are substandard prints of this book available from sellers outside Amazon. I bought a second copy for a friend thinking it was an original run from the publisher. It wasn't in color, had publisher's pages missing from the front, had a couple pages stuck together, and didn't meet the high standards of binding from the publisher. I suggest you ask before you buy used copies from sellers other than Amazon. Please hit the 'I'd like to read this book on Kindle' button, if appropriate. There is a PDF version available from a competitor, but their e-reader required for download has received terrible reviews (crashes, poor performance, no book mark, etc.). It's the same price as the hard copy from Amazon.

The title, 'Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits' is, above all, truth in advertising, and I mean that in a good way. I took the recent online version of the MIT 6.002 and this was the textbook. It starts with the basics: Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, works its way into RC, RL, and RLC circuits, time constants, Q factor, and of course the differential equations governing them. The good news is that it skips Laplace Transforms (which most of us forget ten minutes after graduation anyway) and nicely bridges the gap between differential equations used in the time diomain and solving circuits in the frequency domain using impedances (s = jw). The text also delves into basic transistor level design using MOSFETs (CMOS), which are prevalent in digital design, and bipolar devices, which are still used in analog design. MOSFETs are covered starting with the Switched Resistor model and finally for all regions of operation. The text pulls everything together when you start calculating circuit on and off switching times, pulling together the material covered on RC circuits and MOSFETs plus calculating the energy consumed. (Yes, minimizing power consumption is a big thing in the world of chip design and the authors make you aware of it.) When you're done you'll be able to bias a transistor and calculate the circuits small and large signal gain. The material assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, including some differential equations, along with some basic complex analysis. The course is available online from MIT as open courseware and is also available for download via iTunes University. The math isn't too ghastly and there are several Internet sites that provide tutorials on what's needed plus there's an Appendix in the text. Disclaimer: I might be a slightly biased MIT alumni who is also a working EE.

A practical guide to analog and digital electronic circuits

By Philip Martinson Jun 11, 2012

This book reflects a very practical approach to teaching the foundations of analog and digital electronic circuits, one which makes the process of learning them so much more exciting. The theory, which is clearly explained, delivers a solid analytical backdrop to its practical real-world applications. The authors demonstrate how one step of the analysis leads to another, why things are best done a certain way, and how you can avoid nasty gotchas. Not only does the book explain how to solve a specific problem but it also shows how to find the most efficient route to the solution you are looking for. It says things like 'we could just solve the whole network for each value of R3, but a simpler approach is to find...' (page 171) or 'there are several ways to make the calculations, so it pays to examine the possibilities and choose the easiest route', then it goes on to explain what works and why. While node analysis, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) & Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) are the bread-&-butter tools in this book, you'll also dive into how not to bang your head against too many variables. It often proves to be a lot smarter to also use approaches like Thevenin (e.g. pages 157-167, 171-189, 433-435, etc.) and Norton (pages 167-171) to get to your solutions in a breeze without missing a beat. Being pragmatic about the selection and presentation of the material clearly pays off in the amount of time you're required to invest in learning it. Before you know it, you'll be designing logic gates, calculating the frequency response of circuits, plotting resonant functions, designing filters, inverting operational amplifiers, and so on. You'll learn how to make use of Maxwell laws such as Gauss' law, Faraday's law, Ampere's law, and the continuity equation useful for EECS by introducing the lumped matter discipline. It's amazing how Anant Agarwal & Jeffrey H. Lang manage to give readers real-world insights into what matters and what doesn't. For instance, you will learn how to set up and solve differential equations (including how to find the homogeneous, the particular and the complete solutions). But you'll also learn that often you can write the characteristic equation by inspection and solve it quickly and efficiently. This book is brilliant, spot-on and it'll save you a lot of time. It's an introduction to electrical engineering on steroids.

The authors do a great job of explaining the foundational physics of why devices do what they do and then layering on the math. The book has some other shortcomings that I didn't like. But, as a beginner, I found myself getting lost in the math. There would be pages and pages of differential equations and I just couldn't bring myself to try to keep up with it all. And all that math becomes obsolete when the impedance method is explained. It's good to understand the foundations, but that's not what I was hoping to get from the book. I know the book isn't geared towards me, but I wanted to mention it just for anyone thinking of starting the MIT OpenCourseware in hopes of learning more about electronics than a basic robotics kit will teach you. If you're like me or want some basics before getting into this book, go to [link in comments]. It's a great site that'll teach the fundamentals you're looking for. What really affected my review was that the book didn't seem to be organized very well, relying on a lot of work from the reader. Certain sections of the book, and later on figures referred to in the text, aren't included in the book; they're online. And many times the writer talks about a figure several pages or chapters away. And it's not just a mention, it's something that may or may not be important and you can't follow it unless you remember every little detail of the figure or finally give up and go find it.

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By Albgreenon Mar 19, 2012

The book is an amazing approach to physics and elecronics with the engineer'eyes. Nice procedure is simplifiying theory in order to get instruments that allows to build real 'hardware'. A good engineer's approach to complex math and physics world. Not sure all students will appreciate the teaching style.

I took an online course through MIT on circuit analysis because it is a hobby of mine (I'm an engineer/full time nerd). The professor who taught the class wrote this book. The guy was very knowledgeable and funny. I had the eBook version of this but I can't stand reading eBook's for Textbooks. I bought this and have really enjoyed the knowledge gained from it. It teaches you about how circuits really work in the real world and what happens at failure etc. When I took physics in college it was all theoretical which is necessary but isn't as useful when building your own circuits. This touches on the theoretical backgrounds of the theories and then gets into what it actually means and does. It teaches you about the differences in analog and digital (I really enjoyed the section about digital signals). I recommend this book to hobbyists and academics alike. I initially bought a physics textbook to help me with my circuit design but it lacked in material. This was perfect and I still use it.

Excellent book, and reads great on a Kindle as well

By Tagger9on Jul 22, 2013

I agree with most of the positive reviews about this book. It is well written, comprehensive and understandable. I especially want to add that this book works great on a Kindle Fire HD, or using a Kindle PC app. This is one of the few technical books I have purchased that looks as good on a Kindle as in print. Usually, Kindle tech books have tiny, unreadable equations and other poor quality graphics. This one is an exception: the equations read just fine, and the graphics are great. Other Kindle authors should take note that it is possible to make good quality technical Kindle books. The formatting is mostly up to the author, not to Amazon.

Kindle Edition Limits Usability of this Fine Textbook

By Murray Lisookon Apr 25, 2014

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This review applies to the Kindle edition. For content I'd give the book 5 stars; for device compatibility 2 stars; and for reading experience on Kindle devices and apps 1 star. The book is well written and provides thorough and understandable explanations of the concepts presented. To completely follow some of the explanations and work some of the problems the reader should have college level calculus and linear equations. Amazon lists a number of Kindle devices that will work with this book, but that includes the 7' Kindle Fires, and while it might technically display the book, remember this is a 'print replica' book - the text does not flow to the screen size. Even in landscape mode you'll be zooming and horizontal panning constantly. In reality this is only usable on 9' devices and the laptop/desktop apps. The book is a 'print replica' - really just a PDF of the printed book. Some of the Kindle reader functions don't work (e.g. font size) and the text does not flow to the screen width. The book has many figures in the margin areas. The figures are not linked from their reference and can be one or more pages before or after their reference in the body. Of course once you find the figure you may have to go back and forth between the figure and the body text as the explanation progresses. The overall experience of studying from the Kindle edition is one of frustration and inconvenience.

This book is a great supplement for 6002x MIT edx courses

By Arturo Tejada Salason Jan 01, 2014

I would like to praise the shippment and handling system Amazon have because I receive in a short time my book, I am from Zacatecas, México. According to the book, it is priceless to have a hardcopy on hands, instead of the online copy free availabe at the online course. This is an excellent book, but you have to pass through all the assignments and online explanations in order to fall in love with this book, because it is so deep in knowledge, but is one of the best book in the matter of analog elctronics I have read.

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This book is so informative. I am a home schooled high school student in my senior year. I desire to pursue a degree in electronics and am able to understand this book. I have had a good background in Calculus which has been a big help. No doubt, Agarwal has a gift with teaching in a way that even a high school student can understand. It has helped to watch his videos that go along with this book.

Easy to read, really clear and with great care to details

By Dmitry Ivanovon Nov 06, 2012

I've bought this book because enrolled to 6.002x online MIT course ([...]). Book is really good fot those who want to start exploring the world of Electronics. New information, electronics abstraction (like diode, MOSFET) is explained in detail. Though, for advanced engineers it can seem too many circumlocution.

I have been associated with the electronics field since the mid-1940's. Much of the literature on elementary circuit design and function still seems to be written in this era, but this book takes a modern view. It has an interesting mix of modern-day practical details with fundamentals, and replaces such time-worn texts as the ARRL Handbook. I recommend it heartily. On days when one is not reading it, it will serve well as a paperweight or bookend.

It is an excellent textbook. It explains basic and advanced concepts in a clear and concise manner.

but the version I received was terrible. There is overall a lack of example problems ...

By Byronon Dec 19, 2017

Book is used for UCSB's introductory EE courses. I don't know if this is the case for all versions of the book, but the version I received was terrible. There is overall a lack of example problems in the book (with explanations etc). The explanations for some parts is very unclear. THE worst part of the book is that it sometimes refers to diagrams/pictures/tables that were shown 5 pages before. This means you have to flip back and forth between those pages to get the full context of what the book is talking about. If there is an alternative to this book that still follows your course, look for it...

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This ain't no basic electronic course. This is used in intermediate or advance electronic course. This is used in computer circuit understanding but a very good book

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Great book very helpful in Theory. Tough read at some points but after a couple of attempts clarity was established.