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On this page you can find a compilation of some of the most interesting resources of this site. It is not based on any statistics, but rather on my personal taste.

Probably the most famous book on electronics is The Art of Electronics (3rd edition, finally!).

One of the best resources for those who are new to electronics and want a very gentle, but comprehensive introduction is the free, six-volume Lessons in Electric Circuits by Kuphaldt. You can read it online or download each volume as pdf.

A very friendly community, especially for beginners, is the allaboutcircuits forum. It hosts the above mentioned Lessons by Kuphaltd, and if you have questions about the book (or any other question about electronics) you can ask them in this forum.

If The Art of Electronics is too difficult for you, try Practical Electronics for Inventors. It won't take you as far, but has a much smoother learning curve.

If you already know the theoretical foundations of electronics and want to get some advice about how professionals design real analog circuits, the free Analog SEEKrets by Green is one of the best (and most underestimated) resources.

If, however, you need some more theoretical knowledge (especially for passing exams), try Microelectronic Circuits by Sedra and Smith. Not everybody loves it, but it is a standard text used by many universities and contains lots of exercises.

Before you buy any kind of equipment for your electronics laboratory (no matter if you are an absolute beginner or already an expert), you should ask for advice in the eevblog forum. It is also a great form for electronics in general, but the reviews and discussions of equipment for an electronics lab is the best of it.

If you already have some experience in electronics, you can find (nearly) all you want to know about Operational Amplifiers in the free book Op Amp Applications by Jung.

If you are looking for a forum where you can ask very advanced questions (e.g. about the design of analog integrated circuits), try the edaboard.

If you need some deeper knowledge of mathematics (especially for exams), take a look at Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Boas. It is very popular with Physics students and most of the content is also relevant when studying EE.

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