Electronic Learning Resources

What are some good resources I can learn the theory of electronics in an intuitive way?

I’ve already read books like Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk and Complete Wireless Design by Cotter Sayre, and although I found them to be good books and they give a broad overview of electronics, they don’t go so much into the theory. For example, in Cotter Sayre’s book, he teaches you how to design various circuits in a recipe fashion, without much explanation what each component is used for and why.

I’m looking for resources on Power and Wireless electronics.

I find there is nothing intuitive about physics, and that basic introductory physics including Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s current laws, etc. to be essential to understanding any type of electronics design.

What are some books that go more into the mathematics of building Power and Wireless electronics and not so much of a recipe for building them?

I learned in high school physics and electronics classes in the mid 1970s, so what I used I’m sure would no longer be appropriate or possibly even available.

Especially since integrated circuits, MOSFETs, computers, and wireless (outside of commercial & amatuer radio) were practically non-existent at the time.

Hopefully some of the younger techs/engineers around here will have some up to date recommendations for you.

Hello theButterMinecutter,

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There are certainly many others. Unfortunately, this is a niche market. Textbook cost will be very high.

May I recommend you look for handbooks, white papers, reference designs, and data sheets. There is a wealth of information contained in these documents.

Best Wishes,


P.S. Those new to electronics may want to add “The Art of Electronics” by Horowitz and Hill. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) handbook is also a good reference for those who would like to know more about radio.