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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Master Publishing, Inc. (February 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0945053304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945053309
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Forrest M. Mims, III, has written dozens of books, hundreds of articles, invented scientific devices, and travelled to the Amazon for NASA. He loves to share his knowledge with eager students!

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Thanks very much to Amazon's reviewers or for their kind comments about my books. "Getting Started in Electronics," which has sold more than 1.3 million copies, seems to have received the most attention, so I'll comment on it here.

The book was developed during a 58-day marathon session of laying out the book and then drawing/printing the pages with a 0.7 mm mechanical pencil. It was then necessary to develop and test each of the 100 circuits. Each circuit was built and tested at least three times to avoid errors. The final round of tests was done directly from the hand-lettered text. The problem with the final testing was that many of the circuits could be built from memory without referring to the circuit diagrams in the book. This, of course, could have allowed errors to slip through. So it was necessary to check off each connection to make sure the book version was correctly reassembled from scratch.

This was the first Radio Shack book that was entirely hand-lettered. Dave Gunzel, then Radio Shack's technical editor, decided it was time for a fully hand-lettered book, and I was glad to oblige. "Engineer's Notebook," which preceded "Getting Started in Electronics," was introduced with several typed pages before full hand lettering was begun. It was Dave's idea to introduce these books, which eventually led to the "Engineer's Mini-Notebook" series. Dave used to witness science entries in my hand-lettered lab notebooks, and those notebooks triggered his idea for me to do the hand-lettered books.

A full list of my books, scientific papers, magazine articles and newspaper columns is at www.forrestmims.org. My scholarly history of Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory will be published by the University of Hawaii Press. I am planning a popular version of the Mauna Loa Observatory book and a memoir about my work as a serious amateur scientist.

Forrest M. Mims III
www.forrestmims.org

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Great engineering reference with practical examples!
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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs an easy reference to some very basic circuits.
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I usually dislike textbooks but Forrest Mims deserves a spot on my book shelf.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert A. Engley on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
I forgot most of the formulas I learned years ago in Tech School. This is a super handy reference and I would recommend it to all Service technicians or hobbyists that want the most out of their designs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Pyle on February 2, 2010
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This is another of several books from Forrest M. Mims III . Always great, always correct information on what ever he publishes. You cannot go wrong, and it is a Great buy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Navarro on November 10, 2009
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This book is a great little book for reference when working with circuits. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs an easy reference to some very basic circuits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Helmick on January 25, 2012
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The title of this book leads one to expect a wide-ranging summary of important electronic formulas, equations, and other useful tidbits. Given the reputation Mims has garnered with some of my colleagues who revered his works from their learning years, I bought it and was disappointed. There's just not enough content or modern material to warrant the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Jessee on June 20, 2011
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I can basically recommend ANY book by Forrest Mims, at least all of them that i've ever seen. Enough said. If you're into electronics, get this (any any other Mims book).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Avraam Kazantzoglou on June 26, 2007
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Contains a decent amount of handy formulas used in electronics. Great assistant. A must have book.
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By yamil Bustani on July 6, 2014
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By E. Neri on June 14, 2014
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Would you believe... the contents with detail circuits and reading, everything, is done by hand. Hand printed with perfect draftsmanship. The author truly loves electronics and is a master teacher. It is a unique book.
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