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Electric Circuits Problem Solver (Rea's Problem Solvers)

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ISBN13: 9780878915170
ISBN10: 0878915176
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Each Problem Solver is an insightful and essential study and solution guide chock-full of clear, concise problem-solving gems. All your questions can be found in one convenient source from one of the most trusted names in reference solution guides. More useful, more practical, and more informative, these study aids are the best review books and textbook companions available. Nothing remotely as comprehensive or as helpful exists in their subject anywhere. Perfect for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Here in this highly useful reference is the finest overview of electric circuits currently available, with hundreds of electric circuits problems that cover everything from resistive inductors and capacitors to three-phase circuits and state equations. Each problem is clearly solved with step-by-step detailed solutions.

DETAILS

- The PROBLEM SOLVERS are unique - the ultimate in study guides.

- They are ideal for helping students cope with the toughest subjects.

- They greatly simplify study and learning tasks.

- They enable students to come to grips with difficult problems by showing them the way, step-by-step, toward solving problems. As a result, they save hours of frustration and time spent on groping for answers and understanding.

- They cover material ranging from the elementary to the advanced in each subject.

- They work exceptionally well with any text in its field.

- PROBLEM SOLVERS are available in popular subjects.

- Each PROBLEM SOLVER is prepared by supremely knowledgeable experts.

- Most are over 1000 pages.

- PROBLEM SOLVERS are not meant to be read cover to cover. They offer whatever may be needed at a given time. An excellent index helps to locate specific problems rapidly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1: Resistive Circuits

Voltage, Current, and Power Relationships

Energy

Circuit Reduction and Voltage/Current Division

Kirchoff's Voltage Law

Kirchoff's Current Law

Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis Method

Nodal Method

Mesh Method

Norton's Equivalent, Thevenin's Equivalent, and Superposition

Chapter 3: Matrix Methods

Matrix Math

KCL with Matrices

KVL with Matrices

Chapter 4: Inductors and Capacitors

Voltage-Current Relationships for Inductors

Voltage-Current Relationships for Capacitors

Energy, Charge, and Power

Chapter 5: Natural Response of RL and RC Circuits

RL Circuits

RC Circuits

Chapter 6: Forced Response of RL and RC Circuits

The Unit Step Function

RL Circuits

RC Circuits

Differential Equations

Chapter 7: RLC Circuits

Series RLC

Parallel RCL

Combination

Chapter 8: RMS Values, Phasors, and Power

RMS Values

Phasors

Power

Chapter 9: Steady-State Analysis

Impedance-Admittance Calculations

Equivalent Circuits

Response

Power

Chapter 10: Three-Phase Circuits

Y Connected

? Connected

Combination of Y and ?

Chapter 11: Laplace Transform Techniques

Simple Time Functions

Laplace Transform of Time Functions

Laplace Transform Properties

Convolution

Expansion by Partial Fractions

Inverse Laplace Transforms

Chapter 12: Laplace Transform Applicators

Series Circuits

Parallel Circuits

Mixed Circuits

Inverse Laplace Transforms

Thevenin's and Norton's Equivalent Circuits

State Equations

Chapter 13: Frequency Domain Analysis

Poles and Zeros

Frequency Response

Resonance

Chapter 14: Fourier Analysis

Fourier Techniques

Applications to Circuit Theory

Chapter 15: Discrete Systems and Z-Transforms

Discrete Elements and Equations

Steady State and homogenous Solutions

Digital Solution of Analog Systems

Z-Transform Definitions and Properties

Z-Transform Applications

Chapter 16: Two-Port Networks

Transformers and Mutual Inductance

Network Parameters

Reciprocity

? - T Conversion

Chapter 17: State Equations

Definitions and Properties

Applications to RC Circuits

Applications to RL Circuits

Applications to RLC Circuits

Applications to Nonlinear and Time-Varying Circuits

Chapter 18: Topological Analysis

Definitions

The Incidence Matrix

The Loop Matrix

Applications

Chapter 19: Numerical Methods

Trial and Error Procedure

Newton's Method

Simpson's Rule

Runge-Kutta Method

Index

WHAT THIS BOOK IS FOR

Students have generally found electric circuits a difficult subject to understand and learn. Despite the publication of hundreds of textbooks in this field, each one intended to provide an improvement over previous textbooks, students of electric circuits continue to remain perplexed as a result of numerous subject areas that must be remembered and correlated when solving problems. Various interpretations of electric circuits terms also contribute to the difficulties of mastering the subject.

In a study of electric circuits, REA found the following basic reasons underlying the inherent difficulties of electric circuits:

No systematic rules of analysis were ever developed to follow in a step-by-step manner to solve typically encountered problems. This results from numerous different conditions and principles involved in a problem that leads to many possible different solution methods. To prescribe a set of rules for each of the possible variations would involve an enormous number of additional steps, making this task more burdensome than solving the problem directly due to the expectation of much trial and error.

Current textbooks normally explain a given principle in a few pages written by an electric circuits professional who has insight into the subject matter not shared by others. These explanations are often written in an abstract manner that causes confusion as to the principle's use and application. Explanations then are often not sufficiently detailed or extensive enough to make the reader aware of the wide range of applications and different aspects of the principle being studied. The numerous possible variations of principles and their applications are usually not discussed, and it is left to the reader to discover this while doing exercises. Accordingly, the average student is expected to rediscover that which has long been established and practiced, but not always published or adequately explained.

The examples typically following the explanation of a topic are too few in number and too simple to enable the student to obtain a thorough grasp of the involved principles. The explanations do not provide sufficient basis to solve problems that may be assigned for homework or given on examinations.

Poorly solved examples such as these can be presented in abbreviated form which leaves out much explanatory material between steps, and as a result requires the reader to figure out the missing information. This leaves the reader with an impression that the problems and even the subject are hard to learn - completely the opposite of what an example is supposed to do.

Poor examples are often worded in a confusing or obscure way. They might not state the nature of the problem or they present a solution, which appears to have no direct relation to the problem. These problems usually offer an overly general discussion - never revealing how or what is to be solved.

Many examples do not include accompanying diagrams or graphs, denying the reader the exposure necessary for drawing good diagrams and graphs. Such practice only strengthens understanding by simplifying and organizing electric circuits processes.

Students can learn the subject only by doing the exercises themselves and reviewing them in class, obtaining experience in applying the principles with their different ramifications.

In doing the exercises by themselves, students find that they are required to devote considerable more time to electric circuits than to other subjects, because they are uncertain with regard to the selection and application of the theorems and principles involved. It is also often necessary for students to discover those "tricks" not revealed in their texts (or review books) that make it possible to solve problems easily. Students must usually resort to methods of trial and error to discover these "tricks," therefore finding out that they may sometimes spend several hours to solve a single problem.

When reviewing the exercises in classrooms, instructors usually request students to take turns in writing solutions on the boards and explaining them to the class. Students often find it difficult to explain in a manner that holds the interest of the class, and enables the remaining students to follow the material written on the boards. The remaining students in the class are thus too occupied with copying the material off the boards to follow the professor's explanations.

This book is intended to aid students in electric circuits overcome the difficulties described by supplying detailed illustrations of the solution methods that are usually not apparent to students. Solution methods are illustrated by problems that have been selected from those most often assigned for class work and given on examinations. The problems are arranged in order of complexity to enable students to learn and understand a particular topic by reviewing the problems in sequence. The problems are illustrated with detailed, step-by-step explanations, to save the students large amounts of time that is often needed to fill in the gaps that are usually found between steps of illustrations in textbooks or review/outline books.

The staff of REA considers electric circuits a subject that is best learned by allowing students to view the methods of analysis and solution techniques. This learning approach is similar to that practiced in various scientific laboratories, particularly in the medical fields.

In using this book, students may review and study the illustrated problems at their own pace; students are not limited to the time such problems receive in the classroom.

When students want to look up a particular type of problem and solution, they can readily locate it in the book by referring to the index that has been extensively prepared. It is also possible to locate a particular type of problem by glancing at just the material within the boxed portions. Each problem is numbered and surrounded by a heavy black border for speedy identification.

Synopsis:

REAs Electric Circuits Problem Solver

Each Problem Solver is an insightful and essential study and solution guide chock-full of clear, concise problem-solving gems. Answers to all of your questions can be found in one convenient source from one of the most trusted names in reference solution guides. More useful, more practical, and more informative, these study aids are the best review books and textbook companions available. They're perfect for undergraduate and graduate studies.

This highly useful reference is the finest overview of electric circuits currently available, with hundreds of electric circuits problems that cover everything from resistive inductors and capacitors to three-phase circuits and state equations. Each problem is clearly solved with step-by-step detailed solutions.

Synopsis:

REAs Problem Solvers is a series of useful, practical, and informative study guides. Each title in the series is complete step-by-step solution guide. The Electric Circuits Problem Solver enables students to solve difficult problems by showing them step-by-step solutions to Electric Circuits problems. The Problem Solvers cover material ranging from the elementary to the advanced and make excellent review books and textbook companions. The Electric Circuits Problem Solver is the perfect resource for any class, any exam, and any problem!

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buenosdias92, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by buenosdias92)
Very ilustrative.. it shows you a easy way to complex study of electric circuits
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Practice, practice, practice...It might be very helpful for homeworks and test preparation...
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hazim50, December 31, 2007 (view all comments by hazim50)
It is a very good book and quite valuable for engineerig college students and lecturers . I hope that I can have a free download copy .
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780878915170
Designed:
Fogiel, Max
Author:
Research & Education Association
Author:
Engineering Study Guides
Author:
Ogden, James R.
Author:
The Staff of Rea Delete
Author:
REA, Editors of
Author:
Research &. Education Association
Author:
Harris, Kymberly
Author:
Rea
Author:
REA, The Editors of
Author:
The Staff of Rea
Author:
Fogiel, Max
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Engineering
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Electric circuits
Subject:
Electric circuits -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Counseling -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Reference-Student Guides
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Problem Solvers Solution Guides
Publication Date:
19800231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1176
Dimensions:
10 x 6.69 in 3.4 pd
Age Level:
from 16

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"Synopsis" by , REAs Electric Circuits Problem Solver

Each Problem Solver is an insightful and essential study and solution guide chock-full of clear, concise problem-solving gems. Answers to all of your questions can be found in one convenient source from one of the most trusted names in reference solution guides. More useful, more practical, and more informative, these study aids are the best review books and textbook companions available. They're perfect for undergraduate and graduate studies.

This highly useful reference is the finest overview of electric circuits currently available, with hundreds of electric circuits problems that cover everything from resistive inductors and capacitors to three-phase circuits and state equations. Each problem is clearly solved with step-by-step detailed solutions.

"Synopsis" by ,
REAs Problem Solvers is a series of useful, practical, and informative study guides. Each title in the series is complete step-by-step solution guide. The Electric Circuits Problem Solver enables students to solve difficult problems by showing them step-by-step solutions to Electric Circuits problems. The Problem Solvers cover material ranging from the elementary to the advanced and make excellent review books and textbook companions. The Electric Circuits Problem Solver is the perfect resource for any class, any exam, and any problem!
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