Your Back-to-School Guide to All About Circuits’ Educational Resources

October 12, 2022 by Jeff Child

For students back in college for their Fall semester—and anyone who needs a refresher—here’s the lowdown on our top-notch textbooks, technical articles, and calculators for EE studies.

October is here! You’ve settled into your new college classes, learned who your favorite professors are, and picked your go-to spot in the campus electronics lab. At this point you’ve gotten to know your new dorm roommate if you live on campus, or learned the best driving route to the university if you commute. Or you’ve got your Zoom game down if you’re attending remotely.

Whatever your situation, now’s the time to make sure you know where to get the best online resources to help with your college electrical engineering classes. For that, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we point you to the key EE online resources available on All About Circuits, including textbooks, technical articles, engineering homework help, calculators for electronics, and more!


Electrical Engineering Textbook Resources

Go to our Lessons in Electric Circuits landing page to find our comprehensive six volume textbook covering electricity and electronics. It’s kept up to date thanks to the work of members of the All About Circuits community and our editorial team. The landing page lets you look for the subtopic you want by chapter, or you can search topics by electronics product type.


Homework Help Thread on the All About Circuits Forum

The foundation of All About Circuits—and where it all got started—is its vast online forum. There’s a handy Homework Help thread there where experienced engineers from our community can guide you through textbooks questions you’re stuck on, school projects, and other coursework challenges.

Check Out These Handy Calculators for Engineers

It’s perhaps the understatement of all understatements to say EE students need to learn a lot of formulas and equations. And because you’re not math majors, you need to actually use those equations in practical ways.

To help you out, All About Circuits offers the best calculators on the Internet. You can use calculators to help you quickly design new circuits and solve your EE homework problems. Each calculator page not only has the calculator itself but also an explanation of the concept and equations on which the calculator is based.

Go to (and bookmark) our Calculators & Tools landing page to scroll through or search for the calculator you need.

We have lots of calculators for EEs, but here’s a couple of popular ones:

Resistor Color Code Calculator

Op-Amp Voltage and Gain Calculator

Parallel Resistor Calculator

RMS Voltage Calculator

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

Coil Inductance Calculator


Video Tutorials Get You Up to Speed

Video is a great way to learn electrical engineering concepts. Check out our Video Tutorials page for our premiere selection of quality, up-to-date videos guiding you through the basic concepts of electronics.

Topics include everything from analog and digital concepts, to electronic components, and more. For beginners and beyond, these videos are narrated by long time All About Circuits content contributor Robert Keim.

There are 35 video tutorials, but here’s just a couple examples:

AC vs. DC Electrical Signals

Introduction to Power Management: Voltage Regulator ICs

Architecture and Design Techniques of Op-Amps

Video Lectures Let You Learn On Demand

Want more video? Go to our Video Lectures page to see our selection of free video lectures. Topics range from basic electronics to semiconductor technology. Learn from hundreds of videos, organized into 13 different electrical engineering topic categories.

Here’s just a few examples:

Circuit Simulation

Boolean Expressions and Truth Tables

Circuit Analysis of AC Resistive Circuits

A Rich Selection of Technical Articles

We’ve got a rich crop of Technical Articles on All About Circuits. These are helpful to  help engineering students solve problems they encounter in their studies, and working engineers rely on them too.

Topics range from high-level theory to tutorials on tools to analyses of specific circuit types. Search for what you need, but here’s a selection we’ve picked out that are particularly useful for students like you:

The Karnaugh Map Boolean Algebraic Simplification Technique

An Introduction to Filters

Understanding, Calculating, and Measuring Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

What Is a Microcontroller?

Understanding Schematics

Introduction to the Discrete Fourier Transform

Understanding Arduino UNO Hardware Design


Worksheets to Test Your EE Knowledge

When you’re getting ready for your mid-term exams or if you just want to test your knowledge, check out our extensive selection of Engineering Worksheets. There are hundreds of worksheets collected in 8 different categories ranging from basic electricity to digital circuits. Each worksheet comprises several questions and there’s an option to download each as a pdf.

Here’s a taste:

Flip-Flop Circuits

AC Generator Theory

Kirchhoff’s Laws


Please Engage With Us!

If you’re an engineering student now solidly into your Fall semester, we think you’ll find this rich spread of educational resources helpful in your coursework, your class projects, and your electronics lab work.

By the way, if you’re PhD in electrical engineering, sciences or related fields, perhaps you’d like to help contribute article content to All About Circuits. Check out our Write for Us page.

Finally, if you’re a working EE reading this, we’d love to hear any tips, tricks, or wisdom for EE students back in the classroom. Share them with us in the comment section below.


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