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Foundations of Electric Circuits (99 Edition)by J. R. Cogdell
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
Extracted from the highly successful Foundations of Electrical Engineering by the same author, this book designed for a non-major, one-semester course with coverage of electric circuits, introduces concepts and vocabulary that are defined clearly and accurately, key unifying ideas in electric circuits are identified with icons in the margins, and problem solving techniques are presented in the many examples.
The book presents basic circuit analysis techniques, first and second-order transient analysis, AC circuit theory, transient and steady state circuit analysis based on complex numbers, and an introduction to electric power systems.
The presentation assumes knowledge of basic physics and calculus and is ideal for electrical engineering students with one course in circuits. Used with Foundations of Electronics, this book is ideal for a one-semester course in circuits and electronics for physics, engineering, or computer science students.
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Intended for a one-semester course accessible to non- engineering majors, the material in this textbook has its origins in and roughly corresponds to one-third of the author's Foundations of Electrical Engineering. Chapters cover circuit analysis and theory, power in circuits, and electric power systems.
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Provides detailed, clear explanations of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, keeping readers focused on the basics. Maintains a strong emphasis on vocabulary throughout, encouraging further thought and communication based on chapter discussions. This book carefully explores the unifying themes of Electrical Engineering, maintaining a low level of detail and abstract theory. Topics include: Basic Circuit Theory, The Analysis of DC Circuits, The Dynamics of Circuits, The Analysis of AC Circuits, Linear Systems, Power in AC Circuits, and Electric Power Systems.
Provides detailed, clear explanations of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, keeping readers focused on the basics. Maintains a strong emphasis on vocabulary throughout, encouraging further thought and communication based on chapter discussions.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Circuit Theory.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering. Physical Basis of Circuit Theory. Current and Kirchhoff's Current Law. Voltage and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law. Energy Flow in Electric Circuits. Resistances and Sources. Series and Parallel Resistances. Voltage and Current Dividers.
2. Analysis of DC Circuits.
Superposition. Thevenin's and Norton's Equivalent Circuits. Node-Voltage Analysis. Loop-current Analysis. Controlled Sources.
3. The Dynamics of Circuits.
Theory of Inductors and Capacitors. First-Order Transient Response of RL and RC Circuits. Advanced Transient Analysis.
4. The Analysis of AC Circuits.
Introduction to Alternating Current. Representing Sinusoids with Phasors. Impedance. Phasor Diagrams for RL, RC, and RLC Circuits.
5. Circuit and System Analysis Using Complex Frequency.
Complex Frequency. Impedance and the Transient Behavior of Linear Systems. Transient Response of RLC Circuits. Filters and Bode Plots. Systems.
6. Power in AC Circuits.
AC Power and Energy Storage in the Time Domain. Power and Energy in the Frequency Domain. Transformers, including Electrical Safety.
7. Electric Power Systems.
Three-Phase Power. Power Distribution Systems. Introduction to Electric Motors.
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