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The Art of Electronics

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The Art of Electronics
Cover of 2nd edition
AuthorPaul Horowitz, Winfield Hill
LanguageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date
1980 (1st ed.)
1989 (2nd ed.)
2015 (3rd ed.)
Publication placeUnited States
Media typePrint (hardcover)
621.381 19
LC ClassTK7815 .H67 1989

The Art of Electronics, by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill, is a popular electronics design reference textbook dealing with analog and digital electronics. The third edition was published in 2015.[1] The author accepts reports of errata and posts them, to be corrected in future revisions.[2]


The book covers many areas of circuit design, from basic DC voltage, current, and resistance, to active filters and oscillators, to digital electronics, including microprocessors and digital bus interfacing. It also includes discussions of such often-neglected areas as high-frequency, high-speed design techniques and low-power applications.

The book includes many example circuits. In addition to having examples of effective practices in circuit design, the book also demonstrates and explains common pitfalls in circuit design. It can be described as a cross between a textbook and reference manual, though without the chapter-end questions and exercises which are often found in textbooks.


  • First edition was published in 1980.[3]: xxiii 
  • Second edition was published in 1989.[4]
  • Third edition was published in 2015.[1]

Related Books:

  • Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-On Lab Course - (formerly Student Manual for The Art of Electronics) by Thomas C. Hayes and Paul Horowitz.[5] While referring to the main text extensively, it is designed specifically to teach electronics. It contains laboratory exercises and explanatory text supplements aimed at the student. In contrast, The Art of Electronics contains tables, equations, diagrams, and other material practitioners use for reference.
  • The Art of Electronics: The X Chapters - was released in January 2020.[6]


  1. ^ a b Horowitz, Paul; Hill, Winfield (30 March 2015). The Art of Electronics. ISBN 978-0521809269.
  2. ^ "Art of Electronics, 3rd Edition, errata". Horowitz, Paul. 7 April 2015.
  3. ^ Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill (1989), The Art of Electronics (Second ed.), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-37095-0
  4. ^ The 2001 pressing of the second edition (ISBN 0521370957) lists "Reprinted 1990 (twice), 1991, 1993, 1994 (twice), 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 (twice), 1999, 2001".
  5. ^ Hayes, Thomas C.; Horowitz, Paul. "Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-on Approach". Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  6. ^ The Art of Electronics: The X Chapters.

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