Synopses & Reviews
Here's the sure cure for CIRCUIT PARALYSIS!Need to learn circuit analysis but experiencing some resistance in your brain waves? No stress! Circuit Analysis Demystified will give you the jolt you need to understand this complex subject--without getting your circuits crossed.
In the first part of the book, you'll learn the fundamentals such as voltage and current theorems, Thevenin and Norton's theorems, op amp circuits, capacitance and inductance, and phasor analysis of circuits. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics including Laplace transforms, three-phase circuits, filters, Bode plots, and characterization of circuit stability. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will have you in a steady state when it comes to circuit analysis in no time at all.
This fast and easy guide offers:
- Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
- Sample equations with worked solutions
- Coverage of Kirchhoff's laws, the superposition theorem, Millman's theorem, and delta-wye transformations
- Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning
- A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Circuit Analysis Demystified will transform you into a master of this essential engineering subject.
Synopsis
Don' t get your circuits crossed--get Circuit Analysis DemystifiedThis new addition to the Demystified series is a sure cure for " circuit paralysis" --the anxiety that often comes with trying to learn this difficult electrical engineering subject. Circuit Analysis Demystified clarifies such topics as capacitance, inductance, steady-state analysis, transformers, and much more. Packed with hundreds of worked equations and examples, concise explanations, quizzes, and a final exam, this book is the perfect classroom supplement and self-study tool.
About the Author
David McMahon has worked for several years as a physicist and researcher at a renowned national laboratory. He has an educational background that includes advanced degrees in both math and physics. He is also the author of Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Relativity Demystified, Signals and Systems Demystified, and Linear Algebra Demystified.
Table of Contents
Ch 1: A Review of Differential Equations
Solving first order ODE's
Second order ODE's
Ch 2: Distributions and the Laplace Transform
The Mathematical Defin of Distribution
The Unit Step Function
Ch 3: Basic Resistive Circuits
Electric charge and current
Voltage and Potential Differences
Ch 4: Kirchhoff's Laws
Nodes in circuits
Kirchhoff's current law
Ch 5: More Resistive Circuits
Series and Parallel connections
Voltage divider
Ch 6: Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems
Simplify networks with Thevenin's theorem
Current sources
Ch 7: CapacitanceandInductance
The Capacitor Defined
Basic circuit analysis with capacitors
Ch 8: Second Order Circuits
LC circuits
RLC circuits
Ch 9: The Phasor Transform
Basics on Complex Numbers
The Phasor Transform
Ch 10: Steady State Analysis
Sinusoidal sources
Phasor Network equations
Ch 11: Power
Average Power
Instantaneous Power
Ch 12: Frequency Response
Resonance in RLC circuits
Input and Output
Ch 13: Transformers
The transformer defined
Circuit analysis of transformers
Ch 14: Network Analysis Using Laplace Transforms
Loop and Node analysis with the Laplace Transform
Network functions and Impulse Response
Ch 15: Circuit Stability
Impulse Response Stability
Zero Input Stability
Ch 16: State Variables
State Equations
Superposition