Foundations of Electric Circuits by J.r. Cogdell

Foundations of Electric Circuits

byJ.r. Cogdell

Paperback | December 21, 1998

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Provides detailed, clear explanations of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, keeping readers focused on the basics. Maintains a strong emphasis on vocabulary throughout, encouraging further thought and communication based on chapter discussions. This book carefully explores the unifying themes of Electrical Engineering, maintaining a low level of detail and abstract theory. Topics include: Basic Circuit Theory, The Analysis of DC Circuits, The Dynamics of Circuits, The Analysis of AC Circuits, Linear Systems, Power in AC Circuits, and Electric Power Systems.

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Title:Foundations of Electric CircuitsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 21, 1998Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0139077421

ISBN - 13:9780139077425

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Circuit Theory.

Introduction to Electrical Engineering. Physical Basis of Circuit Theory. Current and Kirchhoff's Current Law. Voltage and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law. Energy Flow in Electric Circuits. Resistances and Sources. Series and Parallel Resistances. Voltage and Current Dividers.

2. Analysis of DC Circuits.

Superposition. Thevenin's and Norton's Equivalent Circuits. Node-Voltage Analysis. Loop-current Analysis. Controlled Sources.

3. The Dynamics of Circuits.

Theory of Inductors and Capacitors. First-Order Transient Response of RL and RC Circuits. Advanced Transient Analysis.

4. The Analysis of AC Circuits.

Introduction to Alternating Current. Representing Sinusoids with Phasors. Impedance. Phasor Diagrams for RL, RC, and RLC Circuits.

5. Circuit and System Analysis Using Complex Frequency.

Complex Frequency. Impedance and the Transient Behavior of Linear Systems. Transient Response of RLC Circuits. Filters and Bode Plots. Systems.

6. Power in AC Circuits.

AC Power and Energy Storage in the Time Domain. Power and Energy in the Frequency Domain. Transformers, including Electrical Safety.

7. Electric Power Systems.

Three-Phase Power. Power Distribution Systems. Introduction to Electric Motors.

From Our Editors

This comprehensive guide focuses on the basics, detailing the fundamentals of electrical engineering in a clear and precise manner. Foundation of Electric Circuits discusses many topics in the field, including basic circuit theory, the analysis of DC circuits, the dynamics of circuits, the analysis of AC circuits and a host of other crucial techniques and theories.