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#1 Getting Started in Electronics by Forrest.M.

Mims

“One of the best books to start in Electronics” – that’s my best comment
about this book.

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Sold more than 1.3 million copies so far, this is the single best seller in
technical publishing, that outshines many popular novels! Known popularly
as “Engineers Notebook” – this book is printed in the “hand written” format. It
has 100+ basic circuits which are tested more than 3 times (to eliminate all
possible errors) by the author himself. This book also explains all basic
components in analog and digital electronics along with their functions and
uses. You can learn how these components work and how they fit into various
circuit applications.

About the Author:-

Forrest M Mims III – is best known as an amateur scientist. He holds a place in
the “History of Electronics” as the designer of the first personal computer –
“Altair8800″ using the Intel8080 micro processor. You can read about his
contribution in our History of Electronics – Infographics (See year – 1975).
Mims has written over 50+ books on various topics of electronics and has
been sold over 7 million copies. The interesting fact about Forrest Mims is
that – he has no formal academic training in science subjects. He majored in
English and History!! He was quiet curious about science from his childhood &
he learned and researched science from his curiosity :)

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#2 Make Electronics – Learning by Discovery by Charles Platt

“Learn while you make” – that’s the best one liner for this book.

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This is a great book where you can practice first and learn while you make
the circuit. A totally different approach given to electronics self teaching. The
book encourages you to think – “Why it is so” ?. In one of the first
experiments author asks reader to touch battery leads with tongue – what a
fun way to begin learning electronics. The problem with most books on “basic
electronics” is they all teach mathematical circuit analysis first! – which is not
appealing to the beginner ? As a starter in electronics one should wet his/her
hands first at experimenting. This kind of trial and error experimenting
develops curiosity. To solve curiosity one starts asking – “Why it happens so”.
This is the point where you should start learning theory. When you start
learning theory after experimenting with stuff – you will understand theory
efficiently and faster.

So this book is really great to get your hands wet! Highly recommended.

About the Author:-

Charles Platt – is a first generation electronics author of the 70’s and 80’s. He
is now a contributing editor of the world famous Make Magazine. He as
written popular science fiction novels like -The silicon man. In addition he is
also a first generation computer programmer.

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