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Best Electrical Engineering Books

What would happen if electrical engineering didn’t exist? Well, you wouldn’t be able to read this post; that’s for sure.

But you’re lucky enough to live in a world with electrical engineers who make your life easier and more comfortable. You enjoy the use of electrical appliances, air conditioning units, mobile phones, and other gadgets because of developments in this industry. Electrical engineering has become such a significant part of our modern lives that there’s really no way to imagine life without it.

Whether you’re new to the field or looking to expand your knowledge, the best electrical engineering books are guaranteed to give you a boost. I’ve included books for beginners as well as those that apply different approaches to learning about the subject, given that you, at the very least, have some basic understanding of it.

If you’re a professor looking for a more effective way to teach your students about electrical engineering, then my list has got you covered. If you’re an aspiring electrical engineer, then you should take advantage of the wealth of information the books on my list can provide.

Study electrical engineering in a way that works for you. It doesn’t have to be just one way because several approaches exist, which you should be able to read about in my collection.

Apart from books for beginners, you can also access textbooks for students and experts in the field. These books will ensure you’ll have a wider scope of the course without struggling. The books in this collection have great topic coverage and can even keep you entertained throughout the learning process.

If you love electrical engineering or aspire to be involved in this field in the future, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of a book, which meets your needs from this collection.

Best Electrical Engineering Books

Elements of Information Theory

Elements of Information Theory

Folks frequently ask “What are the books that changed your life?” If I tell them, they are usually radically disappointed. I find that curious. I just cleared out of an office, and these are 4 shelves of spines of books that mattered enough to me to bring home. So here they are.
Eric Weinstein
Managing Director/Thiel Capital
Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes

Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes

When readers and students ask to me for a useable book for nonmathematicians to get into probability (or a probabilistic approach to statistics), before embarking into deeper problems, I suggest this book by the Late A. Papoulis. I even recommend it to mathematicians as their training often tends to make them spend too much time on limit theorems and very little on the actual "plumbing".

The treatment has no measure theory, cuts to the chase, and can be used as a desk reference. If you want measure theory, go spend some time reading Billingsley. A deep understanding of measure theory is not necessary for scientific and engineering applications; it is not necessary for those who do not want to work on theorems and technical proofs.

I've notice a few complaints in the comments section by people who felt frustrated by the treatment: do not pay attention to them. Ignore them. It the subject itself that is difficult, not this book. The book, in fact, is admirable and comprehensive given the current state of the art. I am using this book as a benchmark while writing my own, but more advanced, textbook (on errors in use of statistical models).

Anything derived and presented in Papoulis, I can skip. And when students ask me what they need as pre-requisite to attend my class or read my book, my answer is: Papoulis if you are a scientist, Varadhan if you are more abstract.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

This is a great book for overall understanding of primarily modern western building and the many different building styles and materials employed.
Alan Pierce
CEO/Ansuz Balder Magni Investments

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