Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

  • 3h 12m
  • Barry L. Dorr
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

Engineers know that, as in any other discipline, getting a good job requires practical, up-to-date skills. An engineering degree provides a broad set of fundamentals. Ten Essential Skills applies those fundamentals to practical tasks required by employers. Written in a user-friendly, no-nonsense format, the book reviews practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, and features a companion website with interview practice problems and advanced material for readers wishing to pursue additional skills. With this book, aspiring and current engineers may approach job interviews confident in their grasp of the engineering skills that their employers seek.

About the Author

Barry L. Dorr, PE has designed signal processing algorithms and circuitry in San Diego for nearly 30 years. He holds a BSEE from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and an MSEE from San Diego State University.

Mr Dorr's interest in electronics began when, as a high-school freshman, he purchased a worn-out 1949 Ford pickup truck from a Southern California orange grower. As the boy disassembled and rebuilt the truck, his father, an engineer, saw an opportunity to improve his son's less-than-satisfactory math grades by artfully explaining how each system worked, how it could be described mathematically, and how it might be improved. The old truck became a rolling laboratory for numerous high-school and college projects involving electronics, heat transfer, engine control, and troubleshooting. Working on the truck left him with a lifelong fascination with all things electrical, mechanical, and mathematical.

Mr. Dorr has worked at several small and large electronic firms in San Diego and owned and operated a small consulting firm for 11 years. He currently designs DSP and RF systems for Datron World Communications. He holds eight patents for various communication and signal processing techniques.

In this Book

  • How to Design Resistive Circuits
  • How to Prevent a Power Transistor from Overheating
  • How to Analyze a Circuit
  • How to use Statistics to Ensure a Manufacturable Design
  • How to Design a Feedback Control System
  • How to Work with Op-Amp Circuits
  • How to Design Analog Filters
  • How to Design Digital Filters
  • How to Work with RF Signals
  • Getting a Job—Keeping a Job—Enjoying Your Work
  • Afterword
  • Answers to Problems