Many of these books have been in print for years. Used books are available, and sometimes can be purchased at greatly reduced prices.

  • A. J. Diefenderfer and B. E. Holton. Principles of Electronic Instrumentation. 3rd ed. Saunders College Pub., 1994.
    Our textbook this year. A copy will be available on reserve in the library.
  • R. E. Simpson. Introductory Electronics for Scientists and Engineers. Prentice Hall, 1987.
    A great reference book, also useful for PHYS 3P92. Available in paperback.
  • M. Plonus. Electronics and Communications for Scientists and Engineers. Harcourt/Academic Press, 2001.
  • W.L. Faissler. An Introduction to Modern Electronics.
    Simple and up-to-date.
  • D. Barnaal. Analog and Digital Electronics. TK7816.B338
    Excellent, but out-of-date and out-of-print.
  • J. Brophy. Basic Electronics for Scientists. TK7815.B74
    Terse, excellent for graduate students.
  • M. Cirovic. Basic Electronics. TK7815.C53
  • B. Grob. Basic Electronics. TK7816.G75
  • P. Horowitz and W. Hill. The Art of Electronics.
    A classic.
  • R. Horvath. Introduction to Microprocessors using the MC6809 or the MC68000. McGraw-Hill, 1992. QA76.5.H72
    Mainly software, some hardware.
  • J. Sprott. Introduction to Modern Electronics. TK7815.S72
  • J. O'Malley. Theory and Problems ... (Schaum outline series). TK454.O46
  • M. Spiegel. Complex Variables (Schaum outline series). QA255.S6
    Lots of practice, to build up one's confidence.
  • A. H. Robbins and W. C. Miller. Circuit Analysis. Theory and Practice. Delmar Pubs., 1994.
    Niagara College textbook. Covers DC, AC, up to FT.
On-line sources
Select data sheets and application notes
  • 2N5459 - n-channel JFET
  • 2N5461 - p-channel JFET
  • LM741 - the "classic" op-amp, see LM107 for better specs
  • LM833 - dual audio op-amp
  • NE5532 - dual low-noise op-amp
  • LM555 - timer/monostable
  • DS1628 - octal memory drivers with Tri-State™ outputs
  • CD4060 - oscillator and 14-stage binary ripple counter
  • ADC76 - 16-bit 17us successive approximation A/D Converter
  • DAC701/702/703 - 16-bit D/A Converter
  • DAC714 - 16-bit D/A Converter with Serial data interface