Look inside almost any piece of modern electronic equipment (even those that are nominally 'digital') and you're likely to find op amps amplifying, filtering, shaping, clipping, detecting level changes or otherwise processing signals. They're an essential 'building block' of modern analog or 'linear' electronics. Without them, we'd still be in the electronic dark ages. And without a sound, basic understanding of the way they work and the way they're used, you probably won't get very far in today's world of electronics.
This book can be your guide and reference. It is authoritative, but at the same time very accessible and easy to read.
Originally published as a series of monthly articles in Australia's leading electronics magazine Electronics Australia, the material was reprinted as the first edition of this book in 1985. This was in response to many, many requests from colleges and tertiary institutes, as well as from individual technicians and enthusiasts.
Not surprisingly the first edition sold very well, and stocks were exhausted by the beginning of 1988. It was clear that a second edition would be needed, to meet the continuing demand. A disastrous fire in our editorial offices later that year caused unavoidable delays, but finally we have been able to produce it. Here it is, as you have asked!