A Pragmatic Introduction to the Art of Electrical Engineering
This book takes a totally different approach. Instead of dealing in the abstract with an occasional fabricated “real world” example, we will present real problems, and show you what you need in order to solve them. Fundamentally, we know that given the limited time, there is no way we can explain everything. But we can teach you enough to make you dangerous. (Dangerous, that is, to professional electrical engineering consultants that will typically charge you a fortune for things you can whip up in your basement in 20 minutes.) After a semester, you should be able to create electronic things that will amaze your friends and family. However, you will still have no clue how that electronic toothbrush really works.