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As in earlier editions, the central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits, 8th Edition, is the concept that electric circuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Given this theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer, and control systems as well as consumer products. This book is designed for a one-to-three-term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximum flexibility.
New to this Edition:
- Enhanced WileyPLUS course with 300 algorithmic problems, bringing the total set of assignable algorithmic problems to over 600. These algorithmically generated problems allow students to practice repeatedly the same problem type with new values.
- Significantly increased use of computational software PSpice and MATLAB.
- Revisions made throughout the text to improve clarity.
- The text contains 120 new problems, brining the total number to more than 1,350. This edition uses a progression of problem types that range in difficulty.
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Electrical engineers have come to trust the quality and quantity of problem sets along with the clear problem-solving methodology that Intro to Electrical Circuits provides. In the new edition, they'll find a more effective implementation of circuit design and evaluation problems. It includes an increased focus on ABET assessment workflow to make the material more relevant. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on design, implemented through design examples, design problems, and the How Can We Check feature. Each chapter and section also incorporates learning objectives to help electrical engineers gain a stronger understanding of the material.
The central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits is the concept that electric circuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Given this theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer and control systems as well as consumer products.This book is designed for a one-to three-term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximum flexibility.
About the Author
Richard C. Dorf,
professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering in the fields of circuits and control systems. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, an MS from the University of Colorado, and a BS from Clarkson University. Highly concerned with the discipline of electrical engineering and its wide value to social and economic needs, he has written and lectured internationally on the contributions and advances in electrical engineering.
Professor Dorf has extensive experience with education and industry and is professionally active in the fields of robotics, automation, electric circuits, and communications. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Dorf is widely know to the profession for his Modern Control Systems, eleventh edition (Prentice Hall, 2008) and The International Encyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley, 1988). Dr. Dorf is also the coauthor of Circuits, Devices and Systems (with Ralph Smith), fifth edition (Wiley, 1992). Dr. Dorf edited the widely used Electrical Engineering Handbook, third edition (CRC Pres and IEEE press), published in 2008. His latest work is Technology Ventures, third edition (McGraw-Hill 2010).
James A. Svoboda is an associate professor electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University, where he teaches courses on topics such as circuits, electronics, and computer programming. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MS from the University of Colorado, and a BS from General Motors Institute.
Sophomore circuits is one of Professor Svoboda's favorite courses. He has taught this course to 5,500 undergraduates at Clarkson University over the past 30 years. In 1986, he received Clarkson University's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Svoboda has written several research papers describing the advantages of using nullors to model electric circuits for computer analysis. He is interested in the way technology affects engineering education and has developed several software packages for use in Sophomore Circuits.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Electric Circuit Variables.
Chapter 2 Circuit Elements.
Chapter 3 Resistive Circuits.
Chapter 4 Methods of Analysis of Resistive Circuits.
Chapter 5 Circuit Theorems.
Chapter 6 The Operational Amplifier.
Chapter 7 Energy Storage Elements.
Chapter 8 The Complete response of RL And RC Circuits.
Chapter 9 The Complete Response of Circuits With Two Energy Storage Elements.
Chapter 10. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis.
Chapter 11 AC Steady-State Power.
Chapter 12 Three-Phase Circuits.
Chapter 13 Frequency Response.
Chapter 14 The Laplace Transform.
Chapter 15 Fourier Series and Fourier Transform.
Chapter 16 Filter Circuits.
Chapter 17 Two-Port and Three-Port Networks.
Appendix A: Getting Started with PSpice.
Appendix B MATLAB, Matricies and Complex Arithmetic.
Appendix C Mathematical Formulas.
Appendix D Standard Resistor Color Code.