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As I worked closely with my students in recent years, some complained that college electronics curriculum is too fast-paced; squeezing too much information into a short time period and not giving students the chance to use, review, and apply the materials learned.  My observations were confirmed when I started teaching an electronics and computer capstone class which is a senior level college class. This class was divided into two parts: 1) a hands-on projects which require students to build an electronic project from the ground up and, 2) reviewing all electronics materials the students have learned in the past two academic years.  Since this class is considered a review class, which covers basic DC, AC, digital, analog electronics, and computer network to communications systems, microcontroller, and programmable logic controller, students are expected to know the materials.  I soon realized that the majority of students do not have a good grasp on basic electronics knowledge and are unable to apply the theories to practical electronics applications and circuits. 
I also noticed that many electronic engineering textbooks focus mostly on theories without the latest practical applications and circuits. Many electronic reference guides are available as supplemental texts, but most focus on hands-on, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) electronics and lack intuitive, in-depth theory review. With such a build-up of frustration, I started planning and writing All-in-One Electronics Guide. It follows the entire college electronic engineering curricula in one package that is easy to read, with one chapter per course. It includes the latest technology and practical materials students will use in the real world. I leverage that with my four-and-a half years of teaching experience and seventeen years of professional electrical engineering experience in the semiconductor industry. I believe All-in-One Electronics Guide will be a perfect core textbook for electronics capstone classes as well as a great supplemental text for electronic and electrical engineering students at all levels, from freshman to senior.

A common misconception that I have noticed among students is that memorizing formulas and equations is all that you need to become an exceptional electrical engineer.  Although it would certainly be nice if all electronics products could be cranked out using some formulas and equations, in the real world this is impossible.  Good fundamental technical skills are needed to design electrical systems and products. Memorizing formulas is not very helpful if you don't know when and how to use them.  Being able to explain why you use the formulas is much more useful. All of this will become clearer in the book.

About the Author

Cammen Chan has worked in the electronics industry since 1996 at many leading electronics companies. He did IC design, is a patent holder, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and has been a tech start-up founder. He has been an adjunct faculty member at seven US colleges and universities, where he has taught subjects such as Electrical Engineering, Math, IT, and Emerging Technologies. Presently, he trains embedded system engineers, does research, and writes technical materials.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479117374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479117376
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,028,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cammen Chan has been working in the electronics industry since 1996. After receiving his bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and master of science degree in electrical engineering from Boston University, he began his engineering career at IBM Microelectronics, then worked at Analog Devices Inc., National Semiconductor, and several technology startups. He has one US patent invention in the area of nanotechnology. Since 2009, Cammen has also been an adjunct faculty member at a number of US colleges and universities including ITT Technical Institute, DeVry University, Western International University, University of Advancing Technology, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Remington College, and Excelsior College. He teaches electronics engineering technology, information technology, mathematics, and emerging technologies. Cammen has taught all the subjects in this book in various formats such as on-site, online, and blended classes. Currently, Cammen is a technical training engineer at Microchip Technology in the Phoenix area

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tony on June 29, 2013
Format: Paperback
this book is pretty helpful. there's alot of information that typical school books overlook and everything is much more up to date. also helped me learn things that i just didn't understand when learning electronics in school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louis on June 16, 2013
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Good book for beginners and pros alike. In this book you will learn interesting approaches to the world of electronics.
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Very well written and an easy to understange guide for all of you electronics needs. The author has a clear way for explaining topics that most of my instructors were unable to explain easily and he does it in a way that someone with out any prior electronics experience can read and understand the subject.
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