Synopses & Reviews
This new book answers the call for a combined circuit analysis/electronic devices text that emphasizes fundamental concepts, critical thinking, and problem solving. Following the same student-friendly, easy-to-understand format used in Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice, 3E by Robbins and Miller, topics include: methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, diodes, op amps, optical devices, and more. Basic electronic devices and their applications are covered in a concise, yet comprehensive manner. Two popular computer application packages, MultiSIM and Cadence? PSpice, both in their latest versions, are integrated throughout to help students learn via hands-on simulation, with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen captures to enhance learning.
Written for electronics engineering technology students taking their first course in circuit theory, this exceptional book has been hailed by users and reviewers alike as one of the best on the market. The 4th Edition provides updated coverage of standard circuit analysis topics in a remarkably easy-to-understand fashion, including fundamentals of DC and AC, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, transformers, Fourier series, and more. Essential concepts are complemented with hundreds of worked out examples designed to lead readers through the critical thinking processes required to solve problems, preparing them to reason their way through life-like situations expected to be encountered on the job.
Written for a first course in circuit analysis at the EET level, this updated edition provides user-friendly, easy-to-understand coverage of fundamental circuit analysis topics including standards of DC and AC, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, and more. Unique learning features enhance every chapter, such as ?Putting it into Perspective? historical vignettes and ?Putting it into Practice? applications. A hallmark of this edition is the inclusion of two popular computer application packages, MultiSIM and Cadence PSpice, both in their latest versions and integrated throughout to help user learn via hands-on simulation and to permit exploration of ?what if?? type scenarios.
About the Author
Allan Robbins, B.Sc., M.Sc., was an instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he taught numerous courses in the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Department prior to his retirement. He has served both as section chair and treasurer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and as treasurer of the Electronics Industry Association of Manitoba. Robbins is also a former director of training, industrial applications, for Microelectronics Center. He holds bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering. Wilhelm Miller, Dipl T, B.Sc., taught numerous courses in the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Department at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he also served as chair of the department. Miller has served as president of the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and is currently chair of the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). He holds a diploma of technology in electronics and a bachelor of science degree in physics/mathematics.
Table of Contents
Preface, Part I: Foundation DC Concepts; Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Voltage and Current, Chapter 3: Resistance, Chapter 4: Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy, Part II: Basic DC Analysis, Chapter 5: Series Circuits, Chapter 6: Parallel Circuits, Chapter 7: Series - Parallel Circuits, Chapter 8: Methods of Analysis, Chapter 9: Network Theorems, Part III: Capacitance and Inductance, Chapter 10: Capacitors and Capacitance, Chapter 11: Capacitor Charging, Discharging, and Simple Waveshaping Circuits, Chapter 12: Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits, Chapter 13: Inductance and Inductors, Chapter 14: Inductive Transients, Part IV: Foundation AC Concepts, Chapter 15: AC Fundamentals, Chapter 16 R, L, and C Elements and the IMpedance Concept, Chapter 17: Power in AC Circuits, Part V: Impedance Networks, Chapter 18: AC Series-Parallel Circuits, Chapter 19: Methods of AC Analysis, Chapter 20: AC Network Theorems, Chapter 21: Resonance, Chapter 22: Filters and the Bode Plot, Chapter 23: Transformers and Coupled Circuits, Part VI: Electronic Devices, Chapter 24:Introduction to Semiconductors,Chapter 25:Diode Theory and Application,Chapter 26:Basic Transistor Theory, Chapter 27:Transistor Amplifiers,Chapter 28:Operational Amplifiers, Chapter 29:Application of Op-amps, Chapter 30:Oscillators ,Chapter 31:Thyristors and Optical Devices