Electronic Principles Hardcover – Dec 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
I am a process engineering student and truly, without this book (sixth edition) understanding the remaining part of my course would be quite a task.
In the book Mr.Malvino (who is a Phd by the way) starts with the very basics of electronics (Norton theory, semiconductors diodes etc.) and progresses with transistors in detail and moves through Op-Amps and FETs and MOSfETS and ends with power sources.
Each chapter starts with the objectives (or what you will learn at the end of the lesson), vocabulary, the matter along with mathematical or elctronic exampleswhich are solved and ends with a trouble shooting matter. Following that you get a summary (very handy in your last minute rivisions before exams),some intersting student assignment, job interview questions, more problems to be solved, Critical thinking and trouble shooting problems. Also some facts about electronic and "did you know" sections to interest you and see to it that you never get bored. After completing this entire series, you end up knowing the stuff really well. Truly the best book in learning as far as I know.
So do buy this book and happy learning.
For the critics, sure its a beginners book, but if you know EVERY electronic concept Malvino writes about in the book and can prove it to me by writing it down on paper without referring to another book, then I'll accept your review of the book. And every discipline of humanity, from basketweaving, ballet, or electronics, is based upon solid principles. And Dr. Malvino has them all in his book, and builds upon them.Read more ›
I think the book is outstanding because it explains transistors better than any other book I have ever read. Rather than a heavy use of formulas, Malvino relies on concrete explanations of the physical mechanism behind transistor action. On this foundation he then goes on to explain op amps, active filters, and many other advanced topics in the absolute clearest possible way.
I have read the other reviews on this book and one in particular AMAZES me. It is hard to understand the above criticism of this book-- perhaps he has not read many books on the subject.
I feel the conversational "jargon" is a great aid in benefitting the reader, and feel his criticism does not understand that this book is written so the neophyte is instructed and does not feel intimidated.
Naturally, each is entitled to their opinion, but it is hard for me to believe that such intense dislike for such a great book can be expressed with little or no reason.
In conclusion, in my opinion, I think the positive reviews from India, Alaska and Switzerland more closely describe this wonderful book.
Besides providing the theoratical framework, the author also touches on application and gives advice on troubleshooting.
I feel that the approach taken by the author is suitable for 1st yr electronic students, because it focuses on the CONCEPTS & not just the math portions. After getting the concepts right, the student can then deal with the mathematical aspect more rigorously through the use of intermediate (often terse) texts.
Because intermediate texts are terse, you need a good foundation to understand them, that is why you need to buy this book!
Most recent customer reviews
The book was in great condition. Overall happy with the purchase! Thank you!Published 14 months ago by Julia
This book is considered the bible in elementary electronic and after reading it, I can see why.
A must have in any hobbyist library.
To begin with, this book is amazing. The basics have been explained very well in this book. Ok, so it lacks in the more advanced level analysis. Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2003 by Jimmy Desai
This is an excellent book for those interested in electronics or seeking their Associates Degree in Electronics. Read morePublished on April 9 2000
This book is good for someone who has not already developed strong fundamentals. It's easy to read. If you are the type that likes reading advanced texts written in a professional,... Read morePublished on March 24 2000
After stumbling thru numerous basic engineering and electronics texts, I finally found Malvino's clear simple presentation which relies almost entirely on algebraic formulations... Read morePublished on March 16 2000 by M. Anderson-Smith
The first time I read this book was when I was a student in the Institute of Technology in 1976. At that time, I was fascinated by how exceptional this author is in his ability to... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2000 by FATIH Eman
I had the misfortune of being required to use Malvino's text in tech school - and my advice to other students of electronics is to avoid any text authored by Malvino at all costs. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2000
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