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Art of Linear Electronics, Second Edition Paperback – May 18, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0750637466 ISBN-10: 0750637463 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; 2 edition (May 18, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750637463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750637466
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,439,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Linsley Hood (1925-2004) was head of the electronics research laboratories at British cellophane, for nearly 25 years. He worked on many instrumentation projects including width gauges and moisture meters, and made several inventions which were patented under the Cellophane name. Prior to his work at British Cellophane he worked in the electronics laboratory of the Department of Atomic Energy at Sellafield, Cumbria. He studied at Reading University after serving in the military as a radar mechanic. Linsley Hood published more than 30 technical feature articles in Wireless World magazine and its later incarnation Electronics World. He also contributed to numerous magazines including Electronics Today.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A.Reader1 on May 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
John Linsley Hood was a famous British audio designer who published many designs for audio amplifiers and test equipment primarily in Wireless World magazine. His most famous design was a 10 watt class A transistor amplifier published in 1969. It's found in this book. An update to this circuit was published in 1996.

The first 2 chapters cover various circuit diagram symbols and the basics of passive circuit components - resistors, capacitors, inductors, switches. Very useful stuff.

Rest of book is on amplifiers, power supplies, filters and feedback.

This is not an intro book by any means. He does not provide detailed descriptions of how the circuits work nor does he derive the equations presented. It's basically a historical development of audio circuit design. You have to have a thorough understanding of amplifiers and electronics to appreciate it.

There's some mention of vacuum tubes but mostly the circuits are transistor-based.

This book would be most suited to advanced DIY'ers.

Second edition has been reprinted by Audio Amateur Press of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
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