This is a very useful review of EE basics: things you may have missed or perhaps forgotten. It uses both equations and intuition to look at passives, op amps, feedback, logic circuits and functions, current and voltage sources, motor types and control, modeling and robust design, simulation and modeling, troubleshooting and debugging, and even working with an engineering team The author has over 20 years experience as a technician, engineer, and manager, has written many articles, and is presently the R&D director at a large electronics company.

Electrical Engineering 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in School…but Probably Didn’t, Second Edition, by Darren Ashby, 320 pages plus CD, ISBN 978-1-85617-506-7. Used with permission from Newnes, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2009.