Two American guys published a book.
Their names were Horowitz and Hill.
This wasn’t just any book – it was «The Art of Electronics».
Since then, their book has become extremely popular. And almost all electronic design engineers have a copy of it.
I also have one.
It’s very comprehensive, and not really aimed at beginners.
It does start from the very beginning though, explaining voltage and current. But it’s explained with «physics-language». Using words like «electromotive force», «joule» and «potential difference». So it’s not a good «getting started»-book. Instead, for getting started, I always recommend my eBook «Getting Started With Electronics»:
…but what the «Art of Electronics» book does, is that it explains a lot of the different aspects of electronics design in detail.
It won’t teach you how to build a robot.
But it will give you a detailed explanation on how to design specific circuits like an op-amp circuit.
Or a filter.
Or a voltage regulator.
So it is a great book to have on your shelf – and the day you need to figure out how to design something very specific, you can look it up in the book.
But here is the thing…
The last edition of the book was published in 1989, so it is a bit outdated. It talks about some components that cannot be found anymore. And it doesn’t include any of the advancements that have been done for the last 25 years.
So that is why I was very happy to hear that they are about to release the 3rd edition.
It’s coming out in April – but you can pre-order on Amazon today.
You can find it here:
Keep on Soldering!
PS! If you feel that this book is a bit too much for you at this stage.. And you just want to get started building some fun circuits like blinking lights and sirens – then check out my eBook «Getting Started With Electronics»: