Electric Circuits Fundamentals

Hardcover | August 15, 1994

bySergio Franco

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This exciting new text teaches the foundations of electric circuits and develops a thinking style and a problem-solving methodology that is based on physical insight. Designed for the first course or sequence in circuits in electrical engineering, the approach imparts not only an appreciationfor the elegance of the mathematics of circuit theory, but a genuine "feel" for a circuit's physical operation. This will benefit students not only in the rest of the curriculum, but in being able to cope with the rapidly changing technology they will face on-the-job. The text covers all the traditional topics in a way that holds students' interest. The presentation is only as mathematically rigorous as is needed, and theory is always related to real-life situations. Franco introduces ideal transformers and amplifiers early on to stimulate student interest bygiving a taste of actual engineering practice. This is followed by extensive coverage of the operational amplifier to provide a practical illustration of abstract but fundamental concepts such as impedance transformation and root location control - always with a vigilant eye on the underlyingphysical basis. SPICE is referred to throughout the text as a means for checking the results of hand calculations, and in separate end-of-chapter sections, which introduce the most important SPICE features at the specific points in the presentation at which students will find them most useful. Over 350 worked examples, 400-plus exercises, and 1000 end-of-chapter problems help students develop an engineering approach to problem solving based on conceptual understanding and physical intuition rather than on rote procedures.

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This exciting new text teaches the foundations of electric circuits and develops a thinking style and a problem-solving methodology that is based on physical insight. Designed for the first course or sequence in circuits in electrical engineering, the approach imparts not only an appreciationfor the elegance of the mathematics of circu...

Sergio Franco is at San Francisco State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:960 pages, 7.91 × 10.12 × 1.5 inPublished:August 15, 1994Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195136135

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Adel S. Sedra, Microelectronic Circuits 3/e: Foreword1. Basic Concepts2. Resistive Circuits3. Circuit Analysis Techniques4. Circuit Theorems and Power Calculations5. Transformers and Amplifiers6. Operational Amplifiers7. Energy Storage Elements8. Transient Response of First-Order Circuits9. Transient Response of Second-Order Circuits10. AC Response11. AC Circuit Analysis12. AC Power and Three-Phase Systems13. AC Resonance14. Network Functions15. Two-Port Networks and Coupled Coils16. The Laplace Transform17. Fourier Analysis TechniquesAppendix 1: Standard Resistance ValuesAppendix 2: Solution of Simultaneous Linear Algebraic Equations: Gaussian Elimination, Cramer's RuleAppendix 3: Euler's Identity and the Undamped ResponseAppendix 4: Summary of Complex AlgebraAnswers to Odd-Numbered ProblemsIndex