The 10 Best Electrical Engineering Textbooks

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're brand new to this field or you're looking to expand your current knowledge base, the electrical engineering textbooks on our list are sure to give you a boost. We've included editions for new students as well as those that approach the topic assuming you have at least a basic understanding. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best electrical engineering textbook on Amazon.

10. The Beginner's Guide To Electrical Engineering

9. Electrical Engineering: Principals & Application

8. How To Diagnose And Fix Everything Electronic

7. Basic Electricity

6. Electrical Engineering 101

5. Electrical Engineering: Know It All

4. Fundamentals Of Engineering Study Guide

3. Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

2. Practical Electronics For Inventors

1. Introductory Circuit Analysis Global Edition

Editor's Notes

March 19, 2019:

The textbooks in this category are dedicated to a pretty complex study, the math and graphics of which can be dizzying to anyone very new to it. It was important, then, that we place a serious emphasis on the voice in which each entry is written, so that readers might have a chance to guide themselves through a given work without being overwhelmed. Introductory Circuit Analysis, despite its rather dry name, actually has one of the clearest voices around, and its focus on diving headlong into the math and helping you understand it might make it one of the most valuable such books on the market. Still, we wouldn't want a list that only catered to people who'd never designed their own circuits or deconstructed and reconstructed complex electrical devices, so we included some great options for more advanced readers like the FE exam study guide and the offering from the expansive Know It All series.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 20, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

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