The Art of Electronics - third Edition
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Use it along with a good book which covers the analysis of circuits and it should cover most of the needs of any practicing engineer. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the third edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits, dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that is often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits, and 80 tables (listing some 1650 active components), enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics (both specified and measured) of available parts.
Capacitors and inductors get extensive treatment since there are myriad imperfections that plague them. It's an alternative way to penetrate into the engineering mindset and understand, as the title say, "The Art of Electronics", which is a lot more than just mathematics, it's a particular way of thinking, which this book teaches masterfully.As director of the institute's Electronics Engineering Lab he has designed some 500 scientific instruments. This makes the book far more accessible than one might expect from a Harvard professor - think of Paul Horowitz as the Richard Feynman of electronics.
After the initial book, the second edition (AoE2) was published in 1989, and the third (AoE3) in 2015, each one renewing and expanding coverage to keep up with the rapid pace of the field.For someone closer to beginner like me what is that book that looks like it’s printed on graph paper, Electronics Notebook or something? As others have noted, the paper used is quite thin, but it would have to be, given the page-count - 1260-ish.