Synopses & Reviews
For the first course in electrical engineering, this text is more than just a survey of the basics of electrical engineering. Even at this introductory level, Bobrow covers most of the material in sufficient detail for students to gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles on which modern electrical engineering is based. The text is partitioned into four parts: circuits, electronics, digital systems, and electromechanics. The circuits portion includes the traditional circuits topics, such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, resistive analysis techniques, various circuit theorems and principles, time-domain and frequency-domain analysis procedures, power, three-phase circuits, resonance, frequency response, and elementary system concepts. The electronics portion deals with both theory and applications of the major semiconductor devices: diodes and transistors in both discrete and integrated-circuit (IC) form. In the digital systems portion, basic digital logic elements and logic design in both discrete and IC forms are covered. Sequential, as well as combinational logic, is covered. The electromechanics portion covers topics such as magnetic circuits, magnetic induction, and transformers on an elementary level. Each chapter ends with a problem set, with selected answers available at the back of the book.
Review
"Very nice text. The broad coverage is nice for students in later studies....The chapter on SPICE is very helpful."--Perry Wood, Penn State Mont Alto
"Beautifully illustrated, very complete text."-Leo Holzenthal, Jr., University of New Orleans
Synopsis
The second edition of the highly successful Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering is thoroughly expanded and updated. The text is divided into four parts: circuits, electronics, digital systems, and electromagnetics. Although it delves in depth into each of these topics, the text represents more than your basic survey of the basics of electrical engineering. A solid understanding of the fundamental principles on which modern electrical engineering is based is also provided. This edition includes a chapter on circuit analysis software SPICE, with a detailed discussion of the PC version known as PSPICE (from MicroSim Corp.). Numerous drill exercises have been added to this new edition, reinforcing ideas presented in the examples. There are over 1,000 end-of-chapter problems. This text is suitable for a variety of electrical engineering courses. It can be used as a text for an introduction to electrical engineering for both majors and non-majors or both, or can be split and the various chapters utilized for an introduction to circuits course, a first electronics course, or for a course on digital electronics and logic design.
Synopsis
For the first course in electrical engineering, this text is more than just a survey of the basics of electrical engineering. Even at this introductory level, Bobrow covers most of the material in sufficient detail for students to gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles on which modern electrical engineering is based. The text is partitioned into four parts: circuits, electronics, digital systems, and electromechanics. The circuits portion includes the traditional circuits topics, such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, resistive analysis techniques, various circuit theorems and principles, time-domain and frequency-domain analysis procedures, power, three-phase circuits, resonance, frequency response, and elementary system concepts. The electronics portion deals with both theory and applications of the major semiconductor devices: diodes and transistors in both discrete and integrated-circuit (IC) form. In the digital systems portion, basic digital logic elements and logic design in both discrete and IC forms are covered. Sequential, as well as combinational logic, is covered. The electromechanics portion covers topics such as magnetic circuits, magnetic induction, and transformers on an elementary level. Each chapter ends with a problem set, with selected answers available at the back of the book.
Table of Contents
Part I: Circuits 1. Basic Elements and Laws
1.1. Voltage Sources, Current Sources, and Resistors
1.2. Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL)
1.3. Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
1.4. Independent and Dependent Souces
1.5. Instantaneous Power
2. Circuit Analysis Principles
2.1. Nodal Analysis
2.2. Determinants and Cramer's Rule
2.3. Mesh Analysis
2.4. Ideal Amplifiers
2.5. Thevevnin's and Norton's Theorems
2.6. Linearity and Superposition
3. Time-Domain Circuit Analysis
3.1. Inductors and Capacitors
3.2. Integral Relationships for Inductors and Capacitors
3.3. First-Order Circuits - The Natural Response
3.4. First-Order Circuits - The Complete Response
3.5. Second-Order Circuits - The Natural Response
3.6. Second-Order Circuits - The Complete Response
4. AC Analysis
4.1. Time-Domain Analysis
4.2. Complex Numbers
4.3. Frequency-Domain Analysis
4.4. Power
4.5. Important Power Concepts
4.6. Polyphase Circuits
4.7. Three-Phase Loads
5. Important Circuit and System Concepts
5.1. Frequency Response
5.2. Resonance
5.3. Complex Frequency
5.4. Introduction to Systems
5.5. The Laplace Transform
5.6. Inverse Laplace Transforms
5.7. Application of the Laplace Transform
Part II: Electronics
6. Diodes
6.1. Semiconductors
6.2. Doped Semiconductors
6.3. The Junction Diode
6.4. The Ideal Diode
6.5. Nonideal-Diode Models
6.6. Zener Diodes
6.7. Effects of Capacitance
7. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
7,1. The pnp Transistor
7.2. The npn Transistor
7.3. Cutoff and Saturation
7.4. Applications to Digitial Logic Circuits
7.5. DTL Integrated-Circuit (IC) Logic
7.6. Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)
7.7. Other IC Logic Families
8. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)
8.1. The Junction Field-Effect Transistor (JFET)
8.2. Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs)
8.3. MOSFET Logic Gates
8,4. Complementary MOSFETs (CMOS)
9. Transistor Amplifiers
9.1. BJT Amplifiers
9.2. FET Amplifiers
9.3. Frequency Response
9.4. Power Amplifiers
10. Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers
10.1. IC Amplifiers
10.2. Operational Amplifiers
10.3. Feedback
10.4. Sinusoidal Oscillators
10.5. Comparators
10.6. Introduction to Communication
Part III: Digital Systems
11. Digital Logic
11.1. Binary Numbers
11.2. Binary Arithmetic
11.3. Digital Logic Circuits
11.4. Boolean Algebra
11.5. Standard Forms of Boolean Functions
11.6. Simplification of Boolean Functions
12. Logic Design
12.1. Combinatorial Logic
12.2. MSI and LSI Design
12.3. Sequential Logic
13. Digital Devices
13.1. Counters
13.2. Registers
13.3. Memories
13.4. Digital Information Processing
Part IV: Electromagnetics
14. Electromagnetics
14.1. Magnetic Fields
14.2. Magnetic Circuits
14.3. Transformers
14.4. The Ideal Transformer
14.5. Nonideal-Transformer Models
15. Machines
15.1. Tranducers
15.2. Moving-Coil and Moving-Iron Devices
15.3. Rotating-Coil Devices
15.4. Generators
15.5. Motors
Part V: SPICE
16. SPICE
16.1. PSPICE
16.2. Transient Analysis
16.3. AC Analysis
16.4. Diodes
16.5. Dipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
16.6. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)
16.7. Transistor Amplifiers
16.8. Operational Amplifiers