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Electronic Devices
Electronic Devices
by Thomas L. Floyd
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars Errors in "Advanced Problems", February 12, 1998
This review is from: Electronic Devices (Hardcover)
I started using Floyd because it seemed to be at the right level for my students. Especially the weaker students would benefit from it, I hoped. I would rate "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill a much better book on electronics, but it is too difficult for many. However, I discovered annoying errors in Floyd's "Advanced Problems". For example 2-44, which I interpret as designing a clipping circuit for +18 V and -10 V using a single 24 V DC power supply; I don't know how to do it. Or problem 3-39, where a 110 V AC voltage is connected diodes and zeners that could never stand this. Anyway, in Fig. 3-71 it is not reasonable to have 220 Ohm resistors for both the 6.8 V Zener and the 24 V zener. Howcome errors like these can persist in the fourth edition?

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