Most helpful positive review
Very good as an introductory survey type book
on September 12, 2002
This book summarizes the high points of what in past years would have been at least 50% of the course work for obtaining a BSEE. As a result of compressing this information into a single volume, the coverage is superficial and only presents results and not derivations. This is a good first book on the subject and will get you oriented so that reading more detailed books will be easier. There are errors that are easily spotted, such as a passive mixer with more output signal power than input power. The author sets up straw men by misconstruing conventional wisdom and shows how he has found the true light. After reading this book you should have the technical skill level of what in past years would be an advanced level amateur radio hobbyist or middle level electronic technician.