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Electrical Engineering for newbies (practical textbooks)

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The list author says: "Recommended electrical engineering books for recent college graduates. (More practical and intuitive than the usual college textbook- which are usually just reference books.) For the most part, these are written by practicing engineers, NOT professors."
Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis
Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis
"This book alone is good enough to learn circuit analysis on your own."
The Circuit Designer's Companion, Second Edition (EDN Series for Design Engineers)
The Circuit Designer's Companion, Second Edition (EDN Series for Design Engineers)
"The new 2nd edition.  All the practical analog stuff they never taught you in college!"
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, Third Edition: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, Third Edition: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics
"Easily the best high-level intro to digital electronics.  Very readable and entertaining!"
Designing Embedded Hardware
Designing Embedded Hardware
"A terrific introduction to embedded hardware for the recent college graduate."
Complete Digital Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Electronics and Computer System Architecture
Complete Digital Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Electronics and Computer System Architecture
"Overall, the single best book on digital hardware (remarkably comprehensive)- watch out for the TINY font-size, though."
Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
"A superb introduction to Signal Integrity (SI) and basic circuit concepts.  Too basic for experienced engineers."
Right the First Time: a Practical Handbook on High Speed Pcb and System Design
Right the First Time: a Practical Handbook on High Speed Pcb and System Design
"Another great book on digital board design (very practical and with minimal math).  The section on differential routing is controversial, though.  A free online edition (with ads) is available."
Signal and Power Integrity - Simplified (2nd Edition)
Signal and Power Integrity - Simplified (2nd Edition)
"A more mathematical but still very intuitive treatment on PCB signal integrity."
Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics (EDN Series for Design Engineers)
Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics (EDN Series for Design Engineers)
"Much more readable than the typical fields+waves book.  I wish it had more mathematical detail, though+ better figures."
A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations
A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations
"Complements the previous book very well-an excellent book on the math."
Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering
"The EMC bible by the best known EMC expert."
RF Circuit Design, Second Edition
RF Circuit Design, Second Edition
"The best beginners guide to RF circuit design."
Who Is Fourier? A Mathematical Adventure 2nd Edition
Who Is Fourier? A Mathematical Adventure 2nd Edition
"Childish at times- still, the clearest explantion of Fourier theory ever done."
The Scientist & Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing
The Scientist & Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing
"The best intro to DSP.  Available free online from the author's site."
Understanding Digital Signal Processing (3rd Edition)
Understanding Digital Signal Processing (3rd Edition)
"The 2nd best DSP intro book (less intuitive i.e. more mathematical).   Worth reading just for his pictorial explanation of Quadrature signals (which is also available free online)."
Signals and Systems Made Ridiculously Simple
Signals and Systems Made Ridiculously Simple
"Some people hate this book, but I think it's great: a concise treatment is often better than pages of eq.s."
Digital Communications: Design for the Real World
Digital Communications: Design for the Real World
"The best high-level introduction to Digital Comm out there.  A bit pricey, though."
The Calculus Tutoring Book
The Calculus Tutoring Book
"Very intuitive and readable-everything most math books aren't.  A pedagocical masterpiece.  It's nice to understand this stuff even though you'll probably never use it in your career."
Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition
Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition
"Very insightful book on the building blocks of college math."
Why the professor can't teach: Mathematics and the dilemma of university education
Why the professor can't teach: Mathematics and the dilemma of university education
"An old but unfortunately very relevant critique on what's (still) wrong with University-level teaching.  Available free online."
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
"A new critique on what's wrong with K12 math education.  A shorter version is available free online."
Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World
Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World
"In today's job market, the soft-skills are just as important as technical knowledge."