Engineering and Programming Texts
The following are freely redistributable titles appropriate for college coursework. They are each offered under a Creative Commons license. A description of the collection can be found here.
PDF is the .pdf format, ODT is the .odt format (Open Document Text), HTML is an online version (thanks to LibreTexts), and
PRINT links to Amazon for a printed copy at a very modest
price. Kindle versions of the five texts are also available. The very small amount of money made on the sale of print
textbooks goes to offset the costs of maintaining this website. If you experience any problems, please check out the mirror sites. For
more info, please contact the author.
DC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach: PDF
AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach: PDF
Semiconductor Devices: Theory & Application: PDF
Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits/3E: PDF ODT
Filter Plot Addendum for Op Amps & LIC: PDF
Embedded Controllers Using C and Arduino/2E: PDF
Manual for DC Electrical Circuit Analysis: PDF ODT
The workbooks below are condensed versions of the DC and AC
Circuit Analysis texts with roughly the same problem sets.
Manual for AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: PDF
Manual for Semiconductor Devices: Theory & Application: PDF
Laboratory Manual for Operational Amplifiers & Linear
Integrated Circuits/3E: PDF ODT HTML
Laboratory Manual for Embedded Controllers Using C and
Manual for Computer Programming with Python, Multisim & TINA/4E: PDF
ODT HTML PRINT
Laboratory Manual for Science of Sound: PDF
Workbook: DC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
Workbook: AC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
All of the print versions can be found on my author's page, here: www.amazon.com/author/jimfiore
I have created a YouTube channel to support these texts: Electronics with Professor Fiore
colleague Bill Hunt wrote a nice OER lab manual for introductory
digital electonics, Digital Electronics Laboratory Manual: PDF DOCX
are some open and/or free items that I can recommend. I have used these
for my coursework and to create the books and videos listed above.
don't have to use MS Office! Here are two good office
include a word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., and best of all,
they're free, open and multi-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS) :
I use Open Office for most of my work and it's the primary tool I used
to create my OER texts.
Scientific Data Analysis and Visualization is an excellent, easy to use, free, multi-platform (Windows, Linux,
MacOS) data plotting and visualization application.
is a graphics file viewer and editor. Free for
non-commerical use, it is great for manipulating image files.
TINA-TI DesignSoft's free circuit simulator, runs under Windows.
Dia Diagram Editor A nice tool to create diagrams, simple graphs and the like.
Open Broadcaster Software is great for a variety of video needs
including creating instructional videos that use your computer desktop.
fre:ac A free audio converter. A useful companion for my free Sample Wrench audio editor/analyzer.
A Note From the Author
My name is Jim.
I've been a college professor for 40+ years teaching in the areas of
electrical engineering technology, computer programming and the science
of sound. Along the way I've won a few awards for my efforts (SUNY
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, MVCC Award for
Excellence in Teaching, and others). I'm also a musician and an
endurance athlete. I established
dissidents in the late 1980s as a way to offer various software items
that I created, figuring that other people might find them useful as
well. Some of these have been commercial and some have been freeware. I
also write a lot, including published college text books and lab
manuals. Recently, the open educational resource movement has gained
momentum (no doubt at least partly propelled by the rising costs of
college tuition and texts). As I am no supporter of the growing
"corporate-ness" in our society, nor a believer in the dogma that
unfettered free market capitalism is the answer to all problems, I
decided to do the dissident thing and offer all the titles here free.
This includes all of the above technical titles which, if offered by a
traditional college textbook publisher, would be fetching in the
neighborhood of $100 for a lab manual and over $200 for a
text these days. It is my hope that others
will do likewise, all of us offering something of value to the
community, improving the situation for everyone. An appropriate quote
comes to mind:
are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not
unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of
thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we
can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."
- Richard Feynman
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