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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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  1. HTML For Dummies, 2nd. Edition (Tittel and James)
  2. Borland C++ 4 By Example (Potts and Monk)
  3. Electronic Filter Design Handbook (Williams and Taylor)
  4. Practical Antenna Handbook (Carr)
  5. The Electronics Handbook (Jerry Whitaker)
  6. Theory and Problems of Transmission Lines (Chipman)
  7. Phase Noise in Signal Sources (Robins)
  8. Phaselock Techniques (Gardner)
  9. The GSM System for Mobile Communications (Mouly and Pautet)
  10. High Frequency Circuit Engineering (Nibler & Co.)
  11. Digital Transmission Systems (Smith)
  12. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers (Gonzalez)
  13. Microwaves (Baden-Fuller)
  14. Teach Yourself Calculus (Abbott)
  15. Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (Becker et. al.)
  16. Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication (DuCusatis et. al)
  17. Integrated Electronics (Millman-Halkias)
  18. Science Data Book (Tennent)
  19. GPS and Precision Timing Applications
  20. Physics (Halliday and Resnick)
  21. Fields and Waves in Comunication Electronics (Ramo et. al.)
  22. Applying Error Correction to Network Analyzer Measurements (HP AN 1287-3)
  23. Operational Amplifiers (Clayton and Newby)
  24. The VMEbus Handbook (Peterson)
  25. Units and Symbols for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEE)
  26. The ARRL Handbook 2001 (Hutchinson)
  27. Designing Low Phase Noise Oscillators (Rohde)
  28. HTML 4 for Dummies (Tittel and Pitts)
  29. The Potter Horn (Potter)
  30. VHF Propagation Predictions (Bullington)
  31. Microwave Engineering (Pozar)
  32. Workout C (Himmel)
  33. MIL-STD-462D (EMC)
  34. Electronic Principles (Malvino)
  35. Design of Amplifier and Oscillators by the S-Parameter Method (Vendelin)
  36. Electronic Communication Systems (Kennedy)
  37. Communication Systems (Carlson et. al.)
  38. Digital Communications, Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition (Sklar)
  39. Applied Circuit Theory, Matrix and Computer Methods (Abdy)
  40. Transmission Line Transformers (Sevick)
  41. Advanced Electrical Engineering (Morton)
  42. Radio Frequency Transistors, Principles and Practical Applications (Dye & Granberg)
  1. HTML For Dummies
  2. HTML for Dummies, 2nd. Edition
    Ed Tittel & Steve James
    IDG Books Worldwide Inc
    ISBN 1-56884-647-9

    ...no need for Front Page or Dreamweaver, this book and a text editor are all you need.

  3. Borland C++ 4 By Example
  4. Borland C++ 4 By Example
    Stephen Potts, Timothy S. Monk
    Que Corporation
    ISBN 1-56529-756-3

    ...used a lot for getting C and C++ programs to work

  5. Electronic Filter Design Handbook
  6. Electronic Filter Design Handbook, 3rd. Edition
    Arthur B. Williams, Fred J. Taylor
    McGraw-Hill Inc
    ISBN 0-07-070441-4

    ...everything you need to design any filter but sometimes difficult to find what you need, jumps around a lot

  7. Practical Antenna Handbook
  8. Practical Antenna Handbook, 3rd. Edition
    Joseph J. Carr
    McGraw-Hill
    ISBN 0-07-012026-9
  9. The Electronics Handbook
  10. The Electronics Handbook
    Jerry C. Whitaker (Editor in Chief)
    Technical Press Inc.
    IEEE Press
    ISBN 0-8493-8345-5

    ...about 140 edited articles/chapters on almost everything, good for general electronics knowledge

  11. Theory and Problems of Transmission Lines
  12. Schaum's Outline Series in Engineering
    McGraw-Hill Book Company (1968)

    ...good on theory, lots of examples like all Schaums

  13. Phase Noise in Signal Sources
  14. Phase Noise in Signal Sources
    (Theory and Applications)
    W. P. Robins
    IEE Telecommunications Series 9
    Peter Peregrinus Ltd
    ISBN 0-86341-026-X

    ...very detailed phase noise bible, a bit cluttered and some confusing/ambiguous symbols(

  15. Phaselock Techniques
  16. Phaselock Techniques, 2nd. Ed.
    Floyd M. Gardner, PhD
    John Wiley & Sons
    ISBN 0-471-04294-3

    ...a legendary PLL bible

  17. The GSM System for Mobile Communications
  18. The GSM System for Mobile Communications
    Michel Mouly and Marie-Bernadette Pautet
    (Published by the Authors)
    ISBN 2-9507190-0-7

    ..very difficult to find, published privately so perhaps limited distribution

  19. High Frequency Circuit Engineering
  20. High Frequency Circuit Engineering
    F. Nibler and Co-Authors
    IEE Circuits and Systems Series 6
    Institution of Electrical Engineers
    ISBN 0-85296-802-7

    ...rather inferior translation from German but useful for microstrips.

  21. Digital Transmission Systems
  22. Digital Transmission Systems, 2nd. Edition
    David R. Smith
    Kluwer Academic Publishers
    ISBN 0-442-00917-9

    ...lots of good fundamentals

  23. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers
  24. Microwave Transistor Amplifiers, Analysis and Design, 2nd. Ed.
    Guillermo Gonzalez
    Prentice Hall, New Jersey
    ISBN 0-130254335-4

    ...one of the if not the best microwave amplifier design book I've ever used, more active than Microwave Engineering (Pozar)

  25. Microwaves
  26. Microwaves, Second Edition
    An introduction to microwave theory and techniques, second edition
    A. J. Baden Fuller
    Pergammon International Library
    ISBN 0-08-024227-8

    ...good on passive waveguide components, not much else

  27. Teach Yourself Calculus
  28. Calculus
    P. Abbott
    Teach Yourself Books
    ISBN 0-340-05536-7

    ...I bought this book in 1974 for 50 pence and still use it. Probably the best value-for-money I have ever had from a book.

  29. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers
  30. Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
    Fundamentals and Technology
    P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, J. R. Simpson
    Academic Press
    ISBN 0-12-084590-3
  31. Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication
  32. Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication
    Casimer DeCusatis, Eric Maass, Darrin P. Clement and Ronald C. Lasky
    Academic Press
    ISBN 0-12-437162-0
  33. Integrated Electronics
  34. Integrated Electronics
    Millman-Halkias
    McGraw-Hill Kogakusha Ltd.
    ISBN 0-07-085493-9

    ...good allround electronics.

  35. Science Data Book
  36. R. M. Tennent (Editor)
    Oliver and Boyd

    ...next best value for money to Teach Yourself Calculus.

  37. GPS and Precision Timing Applications
  38. Physics
  39. David Halliday and Robert Resnick Parts 1 and 2
    Combined Third Edition
    Wiley
    ISBN 03668-4

    ...very good undergraduate level all round physics

  40. Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics

  41. Ramo, Whinnery and Van Duzer
    John Wiley & Sons
    ISBN 0-471-70721-X

    ...good on EM theory and antennas but an academic textbook

  42. Applying Error Correction to Network Analyzer Measurements

  43. Hewlett Packard Application Note 1287-3

    ...HP (now Agilent) application note, need I say more?

  44. Operational Amplifiers, 3rd. Edition
  45. George Clayton and Bruce Newby
    Newness
    ISBN 0-7506-0640
  46. The VMEbus Handbook
  47. Expanded Third Edition
    VITA
    Wade D. Peterson
    VMEbus International Trade Association
    ISBN 1-885731-01-9
  48. Units and Symbols for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  49. The Institution of Electrical Engineers - Professional Brief

  50. The ARRL Handbook for Radio Amateurs 2001

  51. Chuck Hutchinson K8CH (Editor)
    The Americal Radio Relay League, Inc.
    78 th. Edition
    ISBN 0-87259-186-7
  52. Designing Low Phase Noise Oscillators

  53. Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde
    QEX The ARRL Experimenter's Exchange. October 1994

  54. HTML 4 for Dummies, 4th. Ed.

  55. Ed Tittel and Natanya Pitts
    Wiley Publishing , Inc.
    New York
    ISBN 0-7645-1995-6

    ...replaces the HTML 3 one, just as good

  56. A New Horn Antenna with Suppressed Sidelobes and Equal Beamwidths

  57. Potter, P. D.
    JET Propulsion Laboratory
    Microwave Journal; June 1963, V1, pp 71-78

  58. Radio Propagation at Frequencies Above 30 MHz

  59. Bullington, Kenneth
    Proceedings of the IRE - Waves and Electrons Section
    October 1947; pp 1122 - 1136

    ...a classic paper on VHF radio propagation over common land profiles

  60. Microwave Engineering - Third Edition
  61. Pozar, David M.
    John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2005)
    ISBN 0-471-44878-8

    ...all microwave engineers must have this book, more passive than Microwave Transistor Amplifiers (Gonzalez)

  62. Workout C - Learn C Through Exercises
  63. David Himmel
    The Waite Group Press
    ISBN 1-878739-14-X

    ...included an MS-DOS compiler, very good for learning C, a bit old now

  64. Military Standard MIL-STD-462D
  65. Measurement of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics
    MIL-STD-462D (11 January 1993)
    Department of Defense, USA
  66. Electronic Principles - Second Edition
  67. Malvino, Alber Paul,
    Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi (1982)
  68. Design of Amplifiers and Oscillators by the S-Parameter Method
  69. Vendelin, George D.
    John Wiley & Sons (1981)
  70. Electronic Communications Systems - Second Edition
  71. Kennedy, George
    McGraw-Hill Kogakusha Ltd. (1977)
  72. Communication Systems, An Introduction to Signals and Noise in Electrical Communication - Fourth Edition
  73. Carlson, A. Bruce et. al.
    McGraw-Hill Higher Education (2002)

    ...another classic, this later edition has lots of good digital comms

  74. Digital Communications, Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition
  75. Sklar, Bernard
    Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458 (2006)
    ISBN 0130847887 (2006)
  76. Applied Circuit Theory, Matrix and Computer Methods
  77. Abdy, P. R.
    Ellis Horwood Limited, John Wiley & Sons
    ISBN 0470269081 (1980)

    ...I am sure this will be useful for something one day

  78. Transmission Line Transformers, Fourth Edition
  79. Sevick, Jerry W2FMI
    Scitech Publishing Inc.
    ISBN 1884932185 (2001)
  80. Advanced Electrical Engineering
  81. Morton, A. H.
    Pitman Publishing Limited
    ISBN 0273401726 (1996)
  82. Radio Frequency Transistors, Principles and Practical Applications
  83. Dye, Norm & Granberg, Helge
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    ISBN 0750690593

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