Synopses & Reviews
Alexander and Sadiku's fourth edition of
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits continues in the spirit of its successful previous editions, with the objective of presenting circuit analysis in a manner that is clearer, more interesting, and easier to understand than other, more traditional texts. Students are introduced to the sound,
six-step problem solving methodology in chapter one, and are consistently made to apply and practice these steps in practice problems and homework problems throughout the text.
A balance of theory, worked examples and extended examples, practice problems, and real-world applications, combined with over 350 new homework problems for the fourth edition and robust media offerings, renders the fourth edition the most comprehensive and student-friendly approach to linear circuit analysis.
This edition adds the Design a Problem feature which helps students develop their design skills by having the student develop the question as well as the solution. There are over 100 Design a Problem exercises integrated into the problem sets in the book.
Alexander/Sadiku also offers you the convenience of ARIS -- the text-specific web site -- which allows you to assign homework online or create printed homework sets and solutions to your students. The website also features solutions and KCIDE software, which reinforces the books problem-solving approach.
Synopsis
Alexander and Sadiku's fourth edition of
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits continues in the spirit of its successful previous editions, with the objective of presenting circuit analysis in a manner that is clearer, more interesting, and easier to understand than other, more traditional texts. Students are introduced to the sound,
six-step problem solving methodology in chapter one, and are consistently made to apply and practice these steps in practice problems and homework problems throughout the text.
A balance of theory, worked examples and extended examples, practice problems, and real-world applications, combined with over 350 new homework problems for the third edition and robust media offerings, renders the third edition the most comprehensive and student-friendly approach to linear circuit analysis.
About the Author
Dr. Charles K. Alexander (Athens, OH) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ohio and served as the President and CEO of the IEEE from 1996-1999.
Table of Contents
Part 1 DC Circuits
1 Basic Concepts
2 Basic Laws
3 Methods of Analysis
4 Circuit Theorems
5 Operational Amplifiers
6 Capacitors and Inductors
7 First-Order Circuits
8 Second-Order Circuits
Part 2 AC Circuits
9 Sinusoids and Phasors
10 Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis
11 AC Power Analysis
12 Three-Phase Circuits
13 Magnetically Coupled Circuits
14 Frequency Response
Part 3 Advanced Circuit Analysis
15 Introduction to the Laplace Transform
16 Applications of the Laplace Transform
17 The Fourier Series
18 Fourier Transform
19 Two-Port Networks
Appendix A Simultaneous Equations and Matrix Inversion
Appendix B Complex Numbers
Appendix C Mathematical Formulas
Appendix D PSpice for Windows
Appendix E MATLAB
Appendix F KCIDE
Appendix G Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems