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) and
PRINT links to Amazon for a printed copy at a very modest
price. For more info, please contact the author.
Text Semiconductor Devices: Theory & Application: PDF ODT PRINT
Text Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits/3E: PDF ODT PRINT
Text Embedded Controllers Using C and Arduino/2E: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual DC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual AC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual Semiconductor Devices: Theory & Application: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits/3E: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual Computer Programming with Python and Multisim/3E: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual Embedded Controllers Using C and Arduino/2E: PDF ODT PRINT
Laboratory Manual Science of Sound: PDF ODT PRINT
Workbook DC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
Workbook AC Electrical Circuits: PDF ODT PRINT
Coming soon: Texts for DC and AC Electrical Circuits! Email me for more info.
A Note From the Author
My name is Jim and I'm the resident dissident, programmer and author.
I've been a college professor for many years teaching in the areas of
electrical engineering technology, computer programming and the science
of sound. 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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