Paul Horowitz Discusses The Art of Electronics

The Art of Electronics, by Horowitz and Hill.

Nine years ago I wrote in this blog about the second edition of Horowtiz and Hill’s textbook The Art of Electronics. At the end of that post I hinted that a new edition of their book was in the works. The third edition of The Art of Electronics appeared in 2015, just in time for Russ Hobbie and me to cite it in the fifth edition of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.

Recently, I stumbled upon a delightful YouTube video of an interview with Paul Horowitz, explaining how The Art of Electronics began. I’ll keep this post brief, so you’ll have time to watch the video. The host is Limor Fried, who goes by the moniker Ladyada in honor of computer programing pioneer Ada Lovelace. Fried owns the electronics company Adafruit Industries, which is a cross between a business and an educational organization. Notice that during the interview Fried wears a “transistor man” tee shirt; I remember reading about transistor man in The Art of Electronics when I was designing a circuit in John Wikswo’s lab during graduate school.

Enjoy the video, and make The Art of Electronics your go-to book for designing circuits; or, just read it for fun.

Ladyada interview with Paul Horowitz, author of The Art of Electronics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCI3B5eT9NA
Meet Limor “Ladyada” Fried at Adafruit Industries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpYMgScKRwk

Originally published at http://hobbieroth.blogspot.com.

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Professor of Physics at Oakland University and coauthor of the textbook Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.

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Brad Roth

Professor of Physics at Oakland University and coauthor of the textbook Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.