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Getting Started in Electronics/276-5003A Paperback – June, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-9991332260 ISBN-10: 999133226X

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Radio Shack Corp (June 1991)
  • ISBN-10: 999133226X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9991332260
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I cannot recommend anything my Forrest Mimms highly enough.
Steve M.
Unlike other books, this book provides an easily comprehensible introduction into electronics.
Steve
I would highly recommend this book - having used it myself a few months ago to get started.
jfn@best.com

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jfn@best.com on September 22, 1998
This book is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to get started in the world of electronics. In his own easy-to-understand style, Mims covers the electricity principles, simple components such as resistors and capacitors, then moves on to more complex designs involving mosfets, digital IC's, photonic components, etc. The last few pages are filled with 100 simple circuits, from voltage doublers to an LED counter. I would highly recommend this book - having used it myself a few months ago to get started.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 1999
I've read other books claiming to be "beginner" electronics books, only to have them launch into indecipherable technical theory. Very confusing to someone getting started! It seems other books were more interested in impressing you than teaching.
This book uses simple analogies and circuits to walk the reader through everything -- his section on transistors is especially excellent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 2002
I own this excellent book and reread and refer to it often,I recently helped a friend find one,which was extremely difficult. This book is the easiest book for the beginner on electronics,it is marvelous!I always wanted to know how things worked and what a resistor and transistor and diodes did and everything else,I am super happy to have found this book because it explains everything EASILY,yet PRECISELY and is easy to read.IT OPENED UP THE WORLD OF ELECTRONICS TO ME!I wish I had read it sooner,it's a quick read from what electricity is and why to digital IC's and everything inbetween. It's the first one I grab off the shelf when I need to figure out or reference something! My recommendation is BUY,BEG,BORROW,or STEAL IT! - YOU NEED IT!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 17, 2003
I bought this book when I was a teenager, and it helped spark my excitement about electronics. I went on to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. How's that for a recommendation! This book makes learning the subject fun. Forrest explains things using pictures and intuitive explanations that is worlds apart from the formal (boring) way most textbooks use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve on July 15, 2002
This is a very wonderful book for those whom want ot learn about electronics and really get started in electronics. Unlike other books, this book provides an easily comprehensible introduction into electronics. You need not be an interlect or have any bit of knowledge about electronics to read and greatly understand this book. This should be the #1 book for those who want to not only get an idea about electronics, but also for those whom want to actually get started in electronics. The book is very informative and is very good at introducing electronics in an enjoyable manner. I highly recommend this book.
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