DUCK-EE: Electrical Networks
I am not accredited to write a textbook. I am, however, a flailing Electrical engineering student who is
NOT happy with the current textbook situation and the constant failure it produces. To rectify this, I’m
taking the bull by the horns and writing my own textbook. This is something I need to do to learn, but
I’m sharing this with you. Maybe I don’t know everything. Maybe I’ll make errors. But if you can benefit
from my mistakes and my victories, why not?
WHY WRITE A NEW TEXT FOR FREE?
Engineering and math texts in general approach with a memorize-regurgitate method that’s padded
with ineffectual paragraphs and pictures. “Studying” is doing the homework problems and getting in a
study group, but I know that doesn’t work. Of course my answer to that is to do research on learning
theory. (I suggest this site http://literacyworks.org/mi/intro/index.html ) My research ended up telling
me that the traditional way of studying was “kinesthetic” (drilling homework problems) and “social”
(study groups) learning, both of which, according to that site, I score horribly in! My trained learning
techniques are almost completely ignored, and therefore the textbooks don’t work for me! And chances
are if you are looking for extra textbooks and resources online, it doesn’t work for you either! There is
no reason for you to spend money retaking classes with a poor set up because I’ve already done that for
SO WHAT MAKES THIS TEXT DIFFERENT?
This text is specifically organized to hit all the learning type preferences. My initial attempt at a text
(prior to doing learning research) missed the mark. It hit only “Nature” and “Self” notes for explanation
and used the exact same diagrams for examples as most books. I also took a leaf out of the-best-Calc-
professor-I-ever-had’s book. Trust me I have had A LOT of calc professors. He gave periodic writing