This book begins at a technician level, establishing basic principles, and ends at a graduate engineering circuits level. Using high-school math and basic calculus, concepts are presented in a logical sequence, including feedback analysis, passive and active (transistor) dynamic response, newer circuit theorems such as the EET and ZEET, transistor behavior above the beta bandwidth, calculation of circuit poles and zeros and bandwidth formulas.
The second half of the book presents "walkthroughs" of amplifier designs that include linearity, noise, thermal effects, bandwidth approximation, pulse and frequency response, and measurement considerations on the bench. About a dozen designs are carefully worked out, step by step, then built, tested, and compared to theory, revealing the thinking of the author, who designed measurement instruments at Tektronix for 15 years, and has 50 years of total design experience.
486 total pages, with index and symbol table referenced to page numbers