Best Reference Books – Electronics Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Electronics Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Electronics Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Electronics Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Electronics Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Electronic Principles” by Malvino

“Electronic Principles” Book Review: This book is meant for electronic students which gives an overview of basic electronic circuits and devices. It explains about semiconductors, diode theory and diode circuits. It also explains about special-purpose diodes. It deals with amplifiers such as multistage, CC, CB and power amplifiers. It discusses op-amps and its applications. It gives a brief on integrated circuit technology. Modern simulation techniques have been introduced in this book. Multisim applications are provided in CD-s for students’ use.

2. “Basic Electronics” by Grob B and Schultz M E

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“Basic Electronics” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students pursuing electrical and electronics engineering. It explains the basic electronic circuits and devices. It discusses Kirchoff’s law and network theorems. It deals with various circuits such as capacitive circuits, inductive circuits and alternating circuits. It also explains voltage dividers and currents dividers. It explains semiconductors, diodes, transistors and power amplifiers. It contains solved examples and problems to solve for self-assessment by the students.

3. “Electronic Devices” by Thomas L Floyd
4. “Digital Fundamentals” by Thomas L Floyd

“Digital Fundamentals” Book Review: This book is helpful for the people in the computer industry who want to know about introductory digital programming. This book provides basic concepts of digital fundamentals. It explains about the microprocessors and microcontrollers. It also deals with programmable logic and digital signal processing. It contains tables and illustrations for better understanding. It also has charts and graphs for the performance and characteristics of complex concepts. It includes solved examples and exercises for the students to practice.

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5. “Practical Electronics for Inventors” by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

“Practical Electronics for Inventors” Book Review: This book acts as a guide for students to gain the necessary skills to develop electronic gadgets. It provides step by step instruction and illustrations to develop the circuits. It helps to select the appropriate components required for a particular gadget or a circuit. It explains about the use of ICs and microcontrollers. It deals with combinational and sequential programmable logic. It gives a brief on electronics components such as resistors, capacitors, sensors, GPS modules and so on.

6. “Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects” by Earl Boysen and Harry Kybett

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“Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects” Book Review: It acts as a self-teaching guide for students to develop a project or gadget appliance in electronics. It provides guidelines to help the student to transform their ideas into a functional gadget. It contains step by step illustrations to develop a project. It explains some basic concepts such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. It discusses LCDs, LEDs and logic gates. It gives a brief on GPS modules and sensors which is used in tracking projects. It also explains about the solar cells, photovoltaic effect and phototransistors. It has included microcontrollers, modular electronics and the latest software tools.

7. “Electronics All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))” by Doug Lowe

“Electronics All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))” Book Review: It is a bundle of eight books that teaches from basic electronic components and electronic circuits to advanced digital electronics. It is helpful for engineering students in electronics and electronics engineers. It explains the design of breadboard circuits. It helps in developing a project in digital electronics. This book explains working with an Arduino microprocessor. It also helps to develop a project in raspberry pi. It explains how to work with integrated circuits. It explains the designing of breadboard circuits.

8. “The Art of Electronics” by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill

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“The Art of Electronics” Book Review: This book gives an introduction to circuit designing. It starts with circuit discussion and hands-on. First, it gives a brief on basic circuits and components. It explains how to design an operational amplifier from an array of transistors. It exp[lains how to build a radio transmitter. It also explains Verilog which is a hardware description language. This book deals with the circuits that are used by microcontrollers. It helps students to gain knowledge in basic electronics circuits and help them to design their own circuits.

9. “Practical Electronics for Inventors” by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

“Practical Electronics for Inventors” Book Review: This book acts as a guide for students to gain the necessary skills to develop electronic gadgets. It provides step by step instruction and illustrations to develop the circuits. It helps to select the appropriate components required for a particular gadget or a circuit. It explains about the use of ICs and microcontrollers. It deals with combinational and sequential programmable logic. It gives a brief on electronics components such as resistors, capacitors, sensors, GPS modules and so on.

10. “Electrical Engineering” by Darren Ashby

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“Electrical Engineering” Book Review: It starts with explaining what is electricity and the basic fundamental principles and components of electronics. It helps students to build their own electronic circuits. It discusses microcontrollers circuits and FPGAs. It deals with advanced digital electronics and transistor circuits. It also explains about OP amp and logic circuits. Complex concepts are explained in a simple way for a better understanding of students. Real-world examples are provided.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these top 10 books on Electronics Engineering – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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