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Self Study EE: a request Comrade 08/30/2020 (Sun) 08:22:44 No. 4518
Can you self study the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering from khan academy, coursera, edx, youtube, free pdfs from libgen? Any EE's here want to comment on this? This is just for knowledge not to be accredited or certified or whatever
most universities don't have as high level education as they seem. If you are motivated and self study the same topics, you'll probably come out much more informed than most grads. true with whatever major, btw.
>>4520 sure but was looking for some sources maybe or guides on this. I know we have EE students on the board
You can learn the theory but you can't do anything worthwhile with it. You might be better informed over what's happening theoretically when doing electronic repairs or something, but you can do repairs without knowing the vast majority of things you would learn from an EE undergrad program, you just have to know how to use a soldering iron and know the common electronic components and what they're for.
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>>4528 >You can learn the theory but you can't do anything worthwhile with it. uh... then why does anyone study this? isn't it to design and build electronic or electrical STUFF?
>>4531 They get credentials (degree, certification) so they can actually work at Boeing or wherever.
>>4532 what if you wanna invent shit in your garage, like robots or w/e isnt it helpful for that?
>>4518 You can literally learn anything these days with out going to school, just about. Most of the time its just about showing proof you do know what you are talking about.
>>4533 You probably don't need "the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering" for that. Anyway here's a program from MIT, you can try putting together what you want based on this list: http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/electrical-science-engineering-course-6-1/ Most of the courses should be on MIT OCW.
I'm currently studying EE and tbh half this stuff you don't need to to know or I would just see no use to it. Or you could simply work in a more specialized manner. In any case you can cut a lot of time if you know what you want to gain out of this information. If your goal was to learn how microwaves and RF signals operate you could simply focus on that. If you wanted to troubleshoot circuits you could also learn that as well. Another thing to consider is that university is very theory based so things like actual circuit design isn't really taught I had to teach myself that at the job I got. I have no university courses that actually teach me how to use circuit design software or simulators. At best you get a quick intro to SPICE in some circuit class. So tbh you could actually come out much much farther than an EE student in terms of actual design if you just started designing your own circuit boards and antennas etc. The really great thing about EE design is that it's extremely cheap. You can download some open source software like kicad design your board then send those gerber files to a manufacter for like 20 dollars. Then if your design is fairly cheap you can populate it for like another 20 dollars. The only expensive things and this can also depend on how precise you want your tools to be but an o-scope, soldering iron, power supplies, multimeter can all be decently cheap if you're willing to come down on price a bit. So all in all, I would say it's possible to beat a university education but this is really only possible if you know what you want to get out of your teachings.
>>4518 You can self-study pretty much any of the technical fields. What do you want to learn? EE has a lot of subdisciplines and related disciplines, including information theory, rf circuits, analog circuits, signal processing, digital logic, optoelectronics, power, and motor design, among others. I may be able to recommend resources if you tell me which of the above you are interested in. At a more basic level, you should be familiar with linear circuits, basic calculus, ordinary differential equations, and boolean logic. Once you understand linear circuits, you should learn about circuit analysis, such as from Sedra and Smith's microelectronics book. It is also very helpful to study linear algebra. If you wish to get a feel for designing circuits without going through all the theory first, I highly recommend the book "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill.
Worked with some EEs a few years ago and was recommended some US Navy material so I that I could be of more use: https://www.fcctests.com/neets/Neets.htm
>>4528 this, with the exception of circuits, learn circuits >>4531 you study EE to design entirely new components or to make very complicated systems from existing components, so beyond what you'd want to do at home or whatever
>>4522 >>4518 Khan academy videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HCLqA-rhMi_Z_WnBkD3wUka (really good, highly recommend) Great Scott yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/greatscottlab (Does a lot of diy/tutorials) Ben Eater yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenEater (focuses on building computers from scratch) Analog Wiki: https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/electronics/text/electronics-toc#electronics_i_and_ii (lots of theory and tutorials) Nandgame: http://www.nandgame.com/# (online game where you build a computer from scratch using logic gates) All About Circuits: https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/ (online textbooks that are really good at explaining concepts) The Art of Electronics: https://www120.zippyshare.com/d/nHJshtkv/98/The%20Art%20of%20Electronics%203rd%20ed%20%5b2015%5d.pdf (one of the best books on electrical engineering, covers everything from the most basic to advanced) MIT online course: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-002-circuits-and-electronics-spring-2007/ (MIT online course with homework and tests) Practical Electronics for Inventors: http://instrumentacion.qi.fcen.uba.ar/libro/Scherz.pdf (good book explaining analog and digital electronics and circuit analysis)
>>4663 thanks anon
>>4608 >NEETS kek


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