These books are totally awesome just like the companion series, Basic Electricity. The books explain everything nice and easy starting with diodes, rectifiers and power supplies in Volume 1. Then in Volume 2 we get all the fundamentals of vacuum tubes and their use in amplifiers. Volume 6 covers the basics of solid state i.e. BJ transistors. Other volumes cover oscillators, AM, FM, antennas, transmitters, receivers.
Most impressive in the Van Valkenburgh books are the diagrams. very well done.
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(Printed 1955) Filled with images and diagrams. These are the civilian versions of the successful illustrated training courses used by the United States Navy to turn out trained technicians in record time.
Volume 1: Introduction To Electronics Diode Vacuum Tubes, Dry Metal Rectifiers What A Power Supply Is Filters, Voltage Regulators
Volume 2: Introduction To Amplifiers The Triode Tube Tetrodes & Pentodes Audio Voltage & Power Amplifiers
Volume 3: Video Amplifiers RF Amplifiers Oscillators