Digital Design By Morris Mano
This article reviews the book “Digital Design” by M. Morris Mano.
The article covers-
- Special features of book
- Analysis of Content
- Analysis of Exercises
- Necessary Instructions
Why Should Be Read?
Special Features of Book-
The special features of this book are-
- It contains the most comprehensive text on this subject.
- It is recommended even in IITs.
- It covers all the GATE topics crisply.
- It follows a very simple and easy-to-understand approach.
- It is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate-level students.
- It has ample exercise questions for practice.
- The exercise questions are at par with the level of questions asked in the GATE exam.
Analysis of Content-
The following table analyzes sections of the book that are relevant for GATE-
|Chapter No.||GATE Relevant Sections||GATE Topics Covered|
|1||All Sections||Binary Systems|
|2||2.1 to 2.6||Boolean Algebra|
|3||3.1 to 3.4||K-Maps|
|3.5 to 3.8||Implementation of SOP & POS forms|
|4||4.1 to 4.4||Combinational Circuits|
|4.5 to 4.9||Multilevel NAND / NOR Circuits & Implementation|
|5||5.2 to 5.3||Adder & Subtractor|
|5.4 to 5.6||Encoders, Decoders, MUX|
|6||6.1 to 6.3||Sequential Circuits & Flip Flops|
|6.4 to 6.6||Characteristics & Excitation Tables of Flip Flops|
|6.7 to 6.8||Design of Sequential Circuits & Counters|
|7||7.1 to 7.3||Registers|
|7.4 to 7.5||Counters|
|7.7 to 7.8||RAM|
Covering Only These Sections Is Enough
Analysis of Exercises-
The following table analyzes exercises of the book that are relevant for GATE-
|Chapter No.||Question No.|
|1||1-10, 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14, 1-16, 1-17, 1-18, 1-19, 1-22, 1-23, 1-24, 1-31|
|2||2-1 to 2-7, 2-11 to 2-18, 2-22|
|3||3-5 to 3-8, 3-11 to 3-19, 3-22 to 3-27|
|4||4-1 to 4-11, 4-15 to 4-19, 4-21, 4-22, 4-28 to 4-30|
|5||5-4 to 5-7, 5-12, 5-13, 5-15 to 5-18, 5-23 to 5-32|
|6||6-1 to 6-3, 6-5 to 6-9, 6-11 to 6-16, 6-19 to 6-25|
|7||7-4, 7-5, 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, 7-14 to 7-17, 7-33 to 7-37|
Practicing Only These Exercises Is Enough
Keep the following instructions in mind while reading the book-
- The book has nearly 500 pages.
- However, if you cover only GATE related topics, it comes down to 300 pages.
- There is not much to skip from the first seven subjects.
- It is the most scoring subject out of all the subjects in the GATE syllabus.
- The questions asked are pretty straight forward.
- If you have studied this subject well, you can answer all the questions easily.
- Most of the questions asked are from the topics of combinational & sequential circuits.
- Sequential circuits is the only part from where tough questions may be asked.
- So, lay down more focus on sequential circuits.
- The questions asked in the exam are purely numerical in nature.
- So, give utmost importance to solving the exercise questions.
- Practicing exercise questions is enough for getting a good grip over the subject.
- The textbook covers all the topics mentioned in the GATE syllabus.
- The well-curated exercise questions provide sufficient practice to solve GATE questions.
- Overall, covering this book alone is sufficient for GATE preparation of this subject.
- You need not to refer anything else.
|THIS BOOK IS SELF-SUFFICIENT FOR GATE EXAM.|
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