This page updated Tuesday Mar 21, 2017.
Here are some useful youtube videos on sending code using the straight key.
My freshman year of high school. Something happened that has caused me problems ever since then. In algegra 1, Tabor Rowe (the teacher) had us pick the problems we would work at the end of each chapter and turn in the list the first week. Each student did his/her own list. I turned in the list, but I was having so much fun doing the problems that I did them all at the end of each chapter. The same year, Mrs Mildred Howard taught us penmanship and would not allow us to use anything other than a fountain pen for writing. We all bought the old Big Chief writing tablet and practiced penmanship for six weeks after school. To this day I still write with a fountain pen. Did all my homework in ink through a bunch of college degrees. Bugged the hell out of math instructors. :-)
From time to time I love to take a book and go through it. This year it is circuit theory. Had one course at MIT on the topic, but not a detailed course like the two books below. So I'm picking one and going through it. Won't be doing all the problems. Too many and time is short. Goal is to work two chapters a week. Start at the beginning and go to the end. (Alice in Wonderland line.)
I thought you might be interested in following along on a circuits course. There are two textbooks written by Boylestad and another by Paynter. Don't know which is better. Way to find out is look at them. Let's start with Boylestad first. Two chapters per week for starters. March 20th is the first day of spring. Let's grow something. Our knowledge of the Universe.
And here is a copy that you can read online without having to download.
And if you won't cheat but work the problems first before checking your answers, here is the solutions manual to the 10th edition, so not all problems, but a lot..
Here are the chapter titles for each book for comparison. I like the Paynter book as there are some chapters that will lead into some ham radio transceiver design discussions later. IMHO.
Introductory Electronic Devices Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory and Circuits 6th Ed Seventh Edition Robert T. Paynter Robert Boylestad and Louis Manhelsky 1010 pages 2003 934 pages ------------------------------- ------------------------------------- 1 - fundamental solid state principles 1 - semiconductor diodes 2 - diodes 2 - diode applications 3 - common diode applications: 3 - bipolar junction transistors basic power supply circuits 4 - dc biasing -- bjts 4 - common diode applications: 5 - field effect transistors clippers, clampers, voltage multipliers 6 - fet biasing and displays 7 - bjt transistor modeling 5 - special applications diodes 8 - bjt small signal analysis 6 - bipolar junction transistors 9 - fet small signal analysis 7 - dc biasing circuits 10 - systems approach -- effects of R_s and R_L 8 - introduction to amplifiers 11 - bjt and jfet frequency response 9 - common emitter amplifiers 12 - compound configurations 10 - other bjt amplifiers 13 - discrete and ic manufacturing techniques 11 - power amplifiers 14 - operational amplifiers 12 - field effect transistors 15 - op amp applications 13 - mosfets 16 - power amplifiers 14 - amplifier frequency response 17 - linear-digital ics 15 - operational amplifiers 18 - feedback and oscillator circuits 16 - additional op amp applications 19 - power supplies (voltage regulators) 17 - tuned amplifiers 20 - other two-terminal devices 18 - oscillators 21 - pnpn and other devices 19 - solid state switching circuits 22 - oscilloscope and other measuring instruments 20 - thyristors and optoelectronic devices 21 - discrete and integrated voltage regulators Appendices Index
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