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John Markus Circuit Collection book
This is one of the last in a series of McGraw-Hill compendiums of electronic circuits. More than 3600 circuits in a vast array of categories were collected and edited into this volume by John Markus and published in 1980. One section is devoted exclusively to audio, but many of the other circuits have application, both in signal processing and control.
The 8-1/2” x 11” x 3-1/4” book has over 1200 pages, chockfull of circuit diagrams, circuit descriptions and component parts lists. The subjects run the gamut, from Amplifiers to Voltage References, all alphabetized and categorized for your searching pleasure.
In this age of application-specific integrated circuits, and most tasks now handled numerically in the digital domain, it’s refreshing to look back at how things were done more than 30 years ago, and marvel at how simple (or not!) electronics was back then. What we now do with a DSP chip and firmware routine, our ancestors did with a handful of transistors and other parts that they could actually see and work with.
This book weighs close to 9 pounds, but can be shipped anywhere in the continental US for a reasonable flat USPS Media Mail rate. Send me a crisp $20 bill and it's yours, postpaid.