Top positive review
Too much detail on simple things not enough on hard things
August 3, 2018
This book is great as an introduction into Electronics. I think it's useful to have around in case you ever want to look anything up but I was under the assumption it would be more encyclopedic whereas this is sort of like a 6th graders reference book for not any sort of actual practical referencing but just something need to look at in read. There are some chapters that are incredibly long on things like relays that, while correct and useful to people who use a lot of relays, are incredibly boring for 90% of the people that are going to be reading this book. Relay is a great device if you're making an oven but if you're making an oven you're not reading this book. That is to say, the writer is very intelligent as far as electrical engineering goes however the writer is not cognizant of who he is writing to, he switches between thinking his audiences incredibly developed in their Electronics knowledge and thinking that his audience knows nothing about Electronics. For example, the DC motor and AC motor section is the majority of the book. I mean not exactly but it's very long however a DC motor has two connectors and we all know how to wire it up to get it to work it's the simplest electronic component in the world. The mosfet is given 2 pages and is lumped in with the JFET, and enhancement mode, depletion mode, and channel, P Channel, the various regions, and it's applications (of which the P Channel mosfet application listed was something like "no one uses p channel mosfets") are zoomed through. The incongruity there being that the mosfet is very likely the most used electronic component in history and the relay is giving much more detail.
however I got this book when I didn't know s*** about electronics and now I do so maybe I can sound all high-and-mighty like this because I read the book and having read the book I Now understand Electronics. It's a chicken or the egg kind of thing. But this is a genuine review and if this is what you want, and I'm sure it is, then you should buy the book because I did and now I know electronics well enough to write a review ragging on this book (chicken/egg