Alas, quite a lot of typos and mistakes, esp. in the first theoretical part. Most of them are covered by the errata (see: [...]) - so be sure to correct them while progessing thru the book. I would have expected a more detailed review before it was put on paper, esp. in the area that was already covered up in previous editions - therefore but 4 stars.
It also covers recent stuff like CircuitLab, Arduino, ... and a bit of Eagle - also my areas of interest.
(read 100+ pages) The book mixes theory and practice in (indeed) a practical way. For me it has the right level of depth. The book explains most things without referring to other books. The book can be used as a reference, and you can start almost in any chapter reading which is a big plus.
If you want to buy this book you should have knowledge of math including understanding what differentiate, integration and complex numbers are. You should not be afraid from some big formulas.
I rate this highly as one of the best allround books for both inventors, and a good introduction to an experienced amateurs. Plenty of good illustrations and data on how to do this and that with comtemporary electronics today. Also detailed data and info on components and other equipment that one always seems to need. This edition has more in it than the last edition, mainly dealing with digital data methology. An excellent buy, value for money... current and up to date..!!
A good reference book for beginners. Concerning analog electronics all the examples are about audio or low frequency applicaitons. Hopefully the next edition is going to be updated with some chapter on HF electronics. As a complemet and for deeper insight I would suggest Paul Horowitz's und Winfield Hill's Book.
Das Buch ist ein Schwergewicht. Das Layout ist hervorragend didaktisch aufgemacht. Dass es sich um eine Wiederauflage eines Klassikers handelt, macht das Buch - zumindest für mich - nicht weniger hilfreich. Eine umfassende Darstellung, die sowohl die absoluten Grundlagen behandelt als auch deutlich darüber hinaus. Sehr viele Abbildungen, sehr gutes Register und vor allem die hohe Kunst des Erklärens verdienen locker die 5 Sterne.