Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Hardcover | January 8, 2009

byDavid Bell

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Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Seventh Edition provides a comprehensive introduction for students taking their first course in electric circuits at the college level. Assuming no previous knowledge, the text begins with explanations of basic concepts, then progresses through simpleresistive circuit calculations to complex ac network analysis techniques. Students are also taught practical skills, including how to use common electrical instruments. Straightforward, informatively captioned illustrations demonstrate and clarify each new concept and analysis method. Learning isreinforced with an array of calculation examples, review questions, and problem sets. This text has everything to give students a solid foundation in the full spectrum of electric circuit topics.

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Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Seventh Edition provides a comprehensive introduction for students taking their first course in electric circuits at the college level. Assuming no previous knowledge, the text begins with explanations of basic concepts, then progresses through simpleresistive circuit calculations to complex ac networ...

David A. Bell is a professional engineer who was employed as a circuit design specialist in the electronics industry for many years before becoming a professor at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 10 × 8 × 1.39 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Basics of ElectricityObjectivesIntroduction1-1 Electrification by Friction1-2 Voltage, Current, and Resistance1-3 Basic Source of Electricity1-4 Electric Lamp1-5 Electric Circuit1-6 Current Direction1-7 Direct Current and Alternating Current1-8 Electric shockReview QuestionsSummary of Important Terms2. Measuring Current, Voltage, and ResistanceObjectivesIntroduction2-1 Metric Prefixes and Engineering Notation2-2 Current Measurement2-3 Voltage Measurement2-4 Resistance Measurement2-5 Instrument Accuracy and PrecisionSummary of Basic Electrical Instrument CharacteristicsReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers3. Ohm's Law and Electrical CalculationsObjectivesIntroduction3-1 Resistance3-2 Ohm's Law3-3 Application of Ohm's Law3-4 Conductance3-5 Electrical Power and EnergySummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers4. Conductors, Insulators, and ResistorsObjectivesIntroduction4-1 Conductors4-2 Insulators4-3 Conductor Resistivity4-4 Temperature Effects on Conductors4-5 Resistor Construction and Power Ratings4-6 Temperature Coefficients of Resistors4-7 Resistor Color CodeSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers5. Series Resistor CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction5-1 Series Resistor Circuit5-2 Voltages in a Series Circuit (Kirchhoff's Voltage Law)5-3 Voltage Divider5-4 Potentiometer5-5 Power in a Series Circuit5-6 Voltage Dropping and Current Limiting5-7 Open Circuits and Short Circuits in Series CircuitsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers6. Parallel Resistor CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction6-1 Parallel Resistor Circuit (Kirchhoff's Current Law)6-2 Parallel Equivalent Circuit6-3 Conductances in Parallel6-4 Current Divider6-5 Power in Parallel Circuits6-6 Open Circuits and Short Circuits in a Parallel CircuitSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers7. Series- Parallel Resistor CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction7-1 Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits7-2 Currents in a Series-Parallel Circuit7-3 Voltage Drops in a Series-Parallel Circuit7-4 Ladder Networks7-5 Analysis of Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits7-6 Troubleshooting Series-Parallel CircuitsProblemsPractice Problem Answers8. Network Analysis TechniquesObjectivesIntroduction8-1 Voltage Sources and Current Sources8-2 Network Analysis Using Kirchhoff's Laws8-3 Loop Equations (Mesh Equations)8-4 Nodal Analysis8-5 Delta-Y Transformations8-6 Dependent Voltage and Current SourcesSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers9. Network TheoremsObjectivesIntroduction9-1 The Superposition Theorem9-2 Thevenin's Theorem9-3 Norton's Theorem9-4 Millman's Theorem9-5 Maximum Power Transfer TheoremReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers10. Voltage Cells, Batteries, and DC Power SuppliesObjectivesIntroduction10-1 Simple Voltage Cell10-2 Voltage Cell Characteristics10-3 Miscellaneous Voltage Cells10-4 Voltage Cells in Series10-5 Voltage Cells in Parallel10-6 Voltage Cells in Series-Parallel10-7 Lead-Acid Battery10-8 DC Power SuppliesSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers11. MagnetismObjectivesIntroduction11-1 Magnetic Field11-2 Electromagnetism11-3 Theory of Magnetism11-4 Magnetic Flux and Flux Density11-5 Magnetomotive Force and Magnetic Field Strength11-6 Force on Current-Carrying ConductorsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers12. Magnetic CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction12-1 Reluctance and Permeability12-2 Permeability of Free Space12-3 Solenoid12-4 Relative Permeability12-5 Composite Magnetic Circuits12-6 Force between Two Magnetic Surfaces12-7 Magnetization Curves, Hysteresis, and Eddy CurrentsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers13. DC Measuring InstrumentsObjectivesIntroduction13-1 Basic Ammeters13-2 Basic Voltmeters13-3 Basic Ohmmeters13-4 Electronic Voltmeters (Analog and Digital)13-5 Electronic Ammeters and Voltmeters13-6 Measuring Resistance by Ammeter and Voltmeter13-7 The Megohmmeter13-8 Power Measurement13-9 The Wheatstone BridgeSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers14. InductanceObjectivesIntroduction14-1 Electromagnetic Induction14-2 Induced EMF and Current14-3 Self-Inductance14-4 Mutual Inductance14-5 Types of Inductors14-6 Energy Stored in an Inductive Circuit14-7 Inductors in Series and in ParallelSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers15. CapacitanceObjectivesIntroduction15-1 Electric Charge Storage15-2 Electric Field15-3 Capacitance and Capacitor Dimensions15-4 Capacitor Types and Characteristics15-5 Capacitors in Series and in Parallel15-6 Energy Stored in a Charged CapacitorSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers16. Inductance and Capacitance in DC CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction16-1 RL Circuit Operation16-2 Instantaneous Current and Voltage in RL Circuits16-3 Open-Circuiting an Inductive Circuit16-4 RL Circuit Waveforms16-5 RC Circuit Operation16-6 Instantaneous Current and Voltage in RC Circuits16-7 Discharging a Capacitor16-8 RC Circuit WaveformsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers17. Alternating Current and VoltageObjectivesIntroduction17-1 Generation of Alternating Voltage17-2 Sine Wave17-3 Frequency, Phase Angle, and Wavelength17-4 Resistive Load with AC Supply17-5 Peak, Average, and RMS Values of Sine Waves17-6 Oscilloscopes17-7 AC Function Generator17-8 AC Voltmeters17-9 AC Electronic voltmetersSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers18. Phasors and Complex NumbersObjectivesObjectives18-1 Phasor Representation of Alternating Voltage18-2 Addition and Subtraction of Phasors18-3 Polar and Rectangular Forms, the j Operator18-4 Mathematics of Complex QuantitiesSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers19. Inductance and Capacitance in AC CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction19-1 Alternating Current and Voltage in an Inductive Circuit19-2 Inductive Reactance and Susceptance19-3 Alternating Current and Voltage in a Capacitive Circuit19-4 Capacitive Reactance and Susceptance19-5 Series RL Circuits19-6 Series RC Circuits19-7 Series RLC Circuits19-8 Parallel RL Circuits19-9 Parallel RC Circuits19-10 Parallel RLC CircuitsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers20. Series and Parallel AC CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction20-1 Series-Connected Impedances20-2 AC Voltage Divider20-3 Impedances in Parallel20-4 AC Current Divider20-5 Series-Parallel Impedances20-6 Series and Parallel Equivalent CircuitsSummary of FormulasProblemsPractice Problem Answers21. Power in AC CircuitsObjectivesIntroduction21-1 Power Dissipated in a Resistance21-2 Power in an Inductance21-3 Power in a Capacitance21-4 True Power and Reactive Power21-5 Power in RL and RC Circuits21-6 Power Factor21-7 AC WattmeterSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers22. AC Network Analysis and TheoremsObjectivesIntroduction22-1 AC Voltage Sources and Current Sources22-2 Kirchhoff's Laws for AC Circuits22-3 AC Circuit Loop Equations (Mesh Equations)22-4 Superposition Theorem Applied to AC Networks22-5 Nodal Analysis for AC Circuits22-6 Thevenin's Theorem Applied to AC Circuits22-7 Norton's Theorem Applied to AC Circuits22-8 Maximum Power Transfer Theorem Applied to AC Circuits22-9 Delta-Wye Transformations for AC Networks22-10 AC BridgesSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers23. ResonanceObjectivesIntroduction23-1 Series Resonance23-2 Tuning for Resonance23-3 Q Factor of a Series Resonant Circuit23-4 Bandwidth of a Series Resonant Circuit23-5 Parallel Resonance23-6 Q Factor for Parallel LC Circuits23-7 Resonance Frequency for Parallel LC Circuits23-8 Resistance Damping of Parallel LC Circuits23-9 Tuned Coupled CoilsSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers24. FiltersObjectivesIntroduction24-1 Basic Filter Types24-2 Power Measurement in Decibels24-3 RC Low-Pass Filters24-4 RC High-Pass Filters24-5 Filter Frequency Response Graphs24-6 RL Low-Pass and High-Pass Filters24-7 Band-Pass Filters24-8 Notch FiltersSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers25. TransformersObjectivesIntroduction25-1 Principle of Transformer Operation25-2 EMF Equation25-3 Transformer on No-Load25-4 Transformer on Load25-5 Referred Resistance and Reactance25-6 Transformer Voltage Regulation25-7 Transformer Efficiency25-8 Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Tests25-9 Autotransformer, Current Transformer, and Audio TransformerSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers26. Three-Phase AC SystemsObjectivesIntroduction26-1 Generation of Three-Phase Voltages26-2 Y-Connected Generator26-3 Delta-Connected Generator26-4 Y-? and Y-Y Systems26-5 Phase Sequence26-6 Power in Three-Phase Systems26-7 Power Factor Correction26-8 Three-Phase Power MeasurementSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers27. Nonsinusoidal WaveformsObjectivesIntroduction27-1 Miscellaneous Waveforms27-2 Harmonics in Waveforms27-3 Harmonic Analysis27-4 RMS Value of Nonsinusoidal Waveforms27-5 Nonsinusoidal Voltage as a Circuit InputSummary of FormulasReview QuestionsProblemsPractice Problem Answers28. Circuit Analysis by ComputerObjectivesIntroduction28-1 Series Resistor Circuit28-2 Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits28-3 DC Network Analysis28-4 Variable Load Resistor28-5 Transient Analysis28-6 AC Network Analysis28-7 Resonant Circuit Analysis28-9 Filter Frequency ResponseProblemsAppendix 1: Circuit SymbolsAppendix 2: The International System of UnitsAppendix 3: Unit Conversion FactorsAppendix 4: American Wire Gauge Sizes and Metric EquivalentsAppendix 5: Resistor Color CodeAppendix 6: Resistor and Capacitor ValuesAnswers to odd-numbered problemsIndex