> Hi there
> I have completed EE and cannot design circuit.I want to improve my
> electronic practical knowledge. How can i improve .Is there any books
> that explain how to design circuit with explaination. Can anyone help
Hi, Cbala. If you've completed an EE degree, and you want to learn
some practical knowledge through books, here are a couple of tips:
1) At all costs, keep the textbooks from your classes. Now that you
actually need the information, you'll find a lot of it is actually
there -- you just might not have been paying attention.
2) Another book that can help you is a lab notebook, or preferably
many of them. When you do something or learn something cool, write it
down. These ongoing notes can be invaluable to assimilate practical
knowledge. Find the sewn binding composition notebooks with quadrille
graph paper -- they're as good as formal laboratory notebooks for
writing as well as sketches, and they cost much less. Keep them
forever, or until the paper falls apart. That's at least 30 years with
3) Another post mentioned "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and
Hill. The Grey Lady of Electronics is in its second edition ( still
:-( ), and is well worth the price. I'm on my second copy. It looks
like there may not be a third edition, so don't wait -- just go ahead
and buy one.
4) Be sure to get at least one copy of the ARRL Handbook. You really
should have one from every decade from the '60s on. They're commonly
available at garage sales and such, so don't be timid -- get a couple.
5) Scrounge whatever data books you can find. Read them, read them,
and you may. Read them and you may, I say. If you have a choice, get
the old National Semiconductor Logic and Linear databooks. Keep them
everywhere, read from them constantly. They're the Green Eggs and Ham
6) While we're on the subject, you could do a lot worse than reading a
copy of National Semiconductor's "Linear Applications Handbook" cover
to cover. The app notes give a good background for "contrivers of
contrivances", even if many of the earlier National devices are no
7) Scrounge your way into getting subscriptions to many electronics
and engineering magazines. Make sure "many" includes EDN, Electronics
Design, and Design News, but get as many as you can.
8) Read other things besides electronics stuff, too. The second E is
engineering, and a good electronics engineer is knowledgeable and
widely read on everything from mechanical engineering to economics,
politics and religion. It will keep you fresh, too. There's always
something new to learn.
I hope this provided you with another email address.