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  • Hardcover: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (July 27 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131733494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131733497
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 4.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #613,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By doan chinh nguyen on Sept. 13 2013
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Just perfect! Perfect book for a student that help to undestand the basic of the digital electronic. Great quality book for a great price
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By Yanbing Chen on Oct. 28 2014
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Confusing definitions Oct. 8 2012
By 3eyedfish - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is used for an introductory (200-level) logic circuit design class at my university.

Pros: The author is funny. Examples are fine, most of the homework problems are fine. There is a companion site with old versions of the questions and answers for each chapter for free. The latest version has a pay site with homework and answers for this edition.

Cons: My biggest issue is with the way the author defines and describes terminology. Here's what it felt like:

"An apple is an apple-shaped fruit that can have distinct gala, granny smith, golden delicious, etc. qualities."

- Uses the term in it's own definition (an apple is an apple...)
- Uses specific examples of the term to define the general concept (specifics should be expanded on after the general concept is understood)

"The pomaceous fruit of species Malus domestica, grown on deciduous trees."

- Not appropriate for an introductory course where the terms pomaceous, Malus domestica, deciduous, etc. haven't been talked about yet.

The last one happened quite often, and was extremely frustrating because I ended up spending a lot of time googling terms used in definitions. Luckily, the searches usually led to sites that explained what the book was trying to define, in simple terms that weren't difficult to understand at all. It's funny that a book that teaches you how to minimize complicated logic makes simple definitions really complicated. :P

Also, the wording in some of the homework problems was confusing, and there are no answers in the back to check your work. Answers for the current edition are available on a pay site, but it's not accessible unless your teacher sets up an account.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great book Sept. 26 2010
By Ben - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm not sure why Gary thought the softcover version was hard to read. This is an excellent book and really outlines everything in an easy to understand way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Buy this book... Sept. 26 2009
By TheStoke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Highly informative text with detailed illustrations. A necessity if you are deciding to take an introductory Digital Design/Logic course.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Decent Jan. 13 2011
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is comprehensive. It covers a variety of topics, most of them are not covered in a semester of a college course. One thing this book can improve on is examples. It gives plenty of lecture information but does not provide on examples for which it can apply concepts on. I understand things better if practical examples are clearly shown, but other people may learn things differently and this book may work for them. Although this book was required for my Cornell ECE 2300 course, it was barely used since most of the topics are covered in lecture. It is a good reference material in case you didn't understand a certain concept. Honestly, I barely flipped through any of the pages.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very engaging textbook! Feb. 5 2011
By P. Marla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
After reading the first few chapters, I have to agree with everyone that that this book is surprisingly well-written -- clear, precise and sprinkled with a dash of humour!
Of course, it is still a textbook, so don't expect it to be an electronics version of Harry Potter -- but with all that, this is easily one of the best textbooks I've ever read. Kudos !!


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