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Radio Designer's Handbook, Fourth Edition Hardcover – December 8, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0750636353 ISBN-10: 0750636351 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1552 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; 4 edition (December 8, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750636351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750636353
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,101,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is the work of 10 authors and 23 collaborating engineers, under the editorship of F Langford-Smith. The enormous amount of data included in the book has been made readily accessible by means of a fully detailed list of contents and a very complete index. The main subjects are: valves, valve testing, general theory and components; audio and radio frequencies; power supplies, design of complete AM and FM receivers, and reference information.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Darwin Kornowske on December 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book on tubes and tube amplifier design out there. This book has been the defacto standard since the day it's was written and still is. I have about 10 books on tube amplifier design and this, by far, is the most comprehensive and complete book of them all. If you can afford to buy a book on tubes, buy this one and neglect the others.
F. Lanford Smith includes chapters on the basics of tube operation w/ and w/o all the math. He also includes a chaper on math operations - from algebra to calculus - so that you can understand the things that he presents, mathematically, within the book.
You'll find the standard Fender/Gibson/Marshall designs, in there, complete w/ methods of analysis of those types of amplifiers.
Very good book, overall.
Darwin
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. H. Barton on October 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Langford-Smith is one of the Great Texts in electronics: 3+ generations of tube designers learned from him. Do stick with the 4th Edition however, as it is the most complete.

For those wishing to have a "triad" of the greatest electronics books (IMHO) to learn from, I recommend adding Landee Albrecht and Davis' "Electronics Designers Handbook", and Horowitz and Hill's "The Art of Electronics".

You will surely then be in the hands of the masters !
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I love this book, I havent finished it since its EXTREMELY thick (1500 pages), it seems to be 100% faithful to the original edition as it still retains obsolete topics such as "how to use the slide rule" and such.

It guess it covers most of what you need to know about vacuum tubes for audio and radio design. It starts with the introduction to the vacuum tube (or radio valve as the text calls it) and it continues to develop from that point with sections for audio and radio, it contains a brief electric circuits section which is interesting to read, but its probably not the best book to understand mesh analysis and such topics, it includes a general math reference guide (which ranges from arithmetics to calculus).

One has to be selective with the chapters since many of the content of this book may be completely outdated and or obsolete.

I must add that eventhough the book is well written and does feature some examples of the applications and theory, its sometimes hard to follow, call me spoiled if you want but im used to the "new age" method that many modern books use today which try to educate the student by providing several examples, analogies, and making everything as clear as possible rather than the older method of exposing data to the reader, which this book seems to favor.

Im also used to reading a chapter and solving many of the drill excercises at the end of each chapter from which you learn by doing, a thing this book obviously lacks. Im not complaining, im just saying that if you are like me, you will have to adapt to this older method of learning.
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