Introduction to Electric Circuits, Updated Edition by Herbert W. Jackson

Introduction to Electric Circuits, Updated Edition

byHerbert W. Jackson, Dale Temple, Brian E. Kelly

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First published in 1959, this classic work has been used as a core text by hundreds of thousands of college and university students enrolled in introductory circuit analysis courses. Acclaimed for its clear, concise explanations of difficult concepts, its comprehensive problem sets andexercises, and its authoritative coverage, this edition includes the latest developments in the field. With extensive new coverage of AC and DC motors and generators; a wealth of exercises, diagrams, and photos; and over 150 Multisim circuit simulations on an accompanying CD, this is the essentialtext for introducing electric circuits.

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Herbert W. Jackson published the first edition of Introduction to Electric Circuits in 1959. Known as 'the father of the Ontario college system' - Jackson taught electronics and electrical engineering technology for over forty years. In addition to authoring Introduction to Electric Circuits - a text that would become the industry sta...
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Title:Introduction to Electric Circuits, Updated EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1056 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.29 inPublished:March 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: The Basic Electric Circuit1. IntroductionKey TermsLearning Outcomes1-1 Circuit Diagrams1-2 The International System of Units1-3 Calculators for Circuit Theory1-4 Numerical Accuracy1-5 Scientific Notation1-6 SI Unit Prefixes1-7 Conversion of Units2. Current and VoltageKey TermsLearning Outcomes2-1 The Nature of Charge2-2 Free Electrons in Metals2-3 Electric Current2-4 The Coulomb2-5 The Ampere2-6 Potential Difference2-7 The Volt2-8 EMF, Potential Difference, and Voltage2-9 Conventional Current and Electron Flow3. Conductors, Insulators, and SemiconductorsKey TermsLearning Outcomes3-1 Conductors3-2 Electrolytic Conduction3-3 Insulators3-4 Insulator Breakdown3-5 Semiconductors4. Cells, Batteries, and Other Voltage SourcesKey TermsLearning Outcomes4-1 Basic Terminology4-2 Simple Primary Cell4-3 Carbon-Zinc and Alkaline Cells4-4 Other Commercial Primary Cells4-5 Secondary Cells4-6 Capacity of Cells and Batteries4-7 Fuel Cells4-8 Other Voltage Sources5. Resistance and Ohm's LawKey TermsLearning Outcomes5-1 Ohm's Law5-2 The Nature of Resistance5-3 Factors Governing Resistance5-4 Resistivity5-5 Circular Mils5-6 American Wire Gauge5-7 Effect of Temperature on Resistance5-8 Temperature Coefficient of Resistance5-9 Linear Resistors5-10 Nonlinear Resistors5-11 Resistor Color Code5-12 Variable Resistors5-13 Voltage-Current Characteristics5-14 Applying Ohm's Law6. Work and PowerKey TermsLearning Outcomes6-1 Energy and Work6-2 Power6-3 Efficiency6-4 The Kilowatt Hour6-5 Relationships Among Basic Electric Units6-6 Heating Effect of CurrentPart II: Resistance Networks7. Series and Parallel CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes7-1 Resistors in Series7-2 Voltage Drops in Series Circuits7-3 Double-Subscript Notation7-4 Kirchhoff's Voltage Law7-5 Characteristics of Series Circuits7-6 Internal Resistance7-7 Cells in Series7-8 Maximum Power Transfer7-9 Resistors in Parallel7-10 Kirchhoff's Current Law7-11 Conductance and Conductivity7-12 Characteristics of Parallel Circuits7-13 Cells in Parallel7-14 Troubleshooting8. Series-Parallel CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes8-1 Series-Parallel Resistors8-2 Equivalent-Circuit Method8-3 Kirchhoff's Laws Method8-4 Voltage-Divider Principle8-5 Voltage Dividers8-6 Current-Divider Principle8-7 Cells in Series-Parallel8-8 Troubleshooting9. Resistance NetworksKey TermsLearning Outcomes9-1 Network Equations from Kirchhoff's Laws9-2 Constant-Voltage Sources9-3 Constant-Current Sources9-4 Source Conversion9-5 Kirchhoff's Voltage-Law Equations: Loop Procedure9-6 Networks with More Than One Voltage Source9-7 Loop Equations in Multisource Networks9-8 Mesh Analysis9-9 Kirchhoff's Current-Law Equations9-10 Nodal Analysis9-11 The Superposition Theorem10. Equivalent-Circuit TheoremsKey TermsLearning Outcomes10-1 Thevenin's Theorem10-2 Norton's Theorem10-3 Dependent Sources10-4 Delta-Wye Transformation10-5 Troubleshooting11. Electrical MeasurementKey TermsLearning Outcomes11-1 Moving-Coil Meters11-2 The Ammeter11-3 The Voltmeter11-4 Voltmeter Loading Effect11-5 Resistance Measurement11-6 The Electrodynamometer Movement11-7 MultimetersPart III: Capacitance and Inductance12. CapacitanceKey TermsLearning Outcomes12-1 Electric Fields12-2 Dielectrics12-3 Capacitance12-4 Capacitors12-5 Factors Governing Capacitance12-6 Dielectric Constant12-7 Capacitors in Parallel12-8 Capacitors in Series13. Capacitance in DC CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes13-1 Charging a Capacitor13-2 Rate of Change of Voltage13-3 Time Constant13-4 Graphical Solution for Capacitor Voltage13-5 Discharging a Capacitor13-6 Algebraic Solution for Capacitor Voltage13-7 Transient Response13-8 Energy Stored by a Capacitor13-9 Characteristics of Capacitive DC Circuits13-10 Troubleshooting14. MagnetismKey TermsLearning Outcomes14-1 Magnetic Fields14-2 Magnetic Field around a Current-Carrying Conductor14-3 Magnetic Flux14-4 Magnetomotive Force14-5 Reluctance14-6 Permeance and Permeability14-7 Magnetic Flux Density14-8 Magnetic Field Strength14-9 Diamagnetic, Paramagnetic, and Ferromagnetic Materials14-10 Permanent Magnets14-11 Magnetization Curves14-12 Permeability from the BH Curve14-13 Hysteresis14-14 Eddy Current14-15 Magnetic Shielding15. Magnetic CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes15-1 Practical Magnetic Circuits15-2 Long Air-Core Coils15-3 Toroidal Coils15-4 Linear Magnetic Circuits15-5 Nonlinear Magnetic Circuits15-6 Leakage Flux15-7 Series Magnetic Circuits15-8 Air Gaps15-9 Parallel Magnetic Circuits16. InductanceKey TermsLearning Outcomes16-1 Electromagnetic Induction16-2 Faraday's Law16-3 Lenz's Law16-4 Self-Induction16-5 Self-Inductance16-6 Factors Governing Inductance16-7 Inductors in Series16-8 Inductors in Parallel16-9 The DC Generator16-10 Simple DC Generators16-11 EMF Equation16-12 The DC Motor16-13 Speed and Torque of a DC Motor16-14 Types of DC Motors16-15 Speed Characteristics of DC Motors16-16 Torque Characteristics of DC Motors16-17 Permanent Magnet and Brushless DC Motors17. Inductance in DC CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes17-1 Current in an Ideal Inductor17-2 Rise of Current in a Practical Inductor17-3 Time Constant17-4 Graphical Solution for Inductor Current17-5 Algebraic Solution for Inductor Current17-6 Energy Stored by an Inductor17-7 Fall of Current in an Inductive Circuit17-8 Algebraic Solution for Discharge Current17-9 Transient Response17-10 Characteristics of Inductive DC Circuits17-11 TroubleshootingPart IV: Alternating Current18. Alternating CurrentKey TermsLearning Outcomes18-1 A Simple Generator18-2 The Nature of the Induced Voltage18-3 The Sine Wave18-4 Peak Value of a Sine Wave18-5 Instantaneous Value of a Sine Wave18-6 The Radian18-7 Instantaneous Current in a Resistor18-8 Instantaneous Power in a Resistor18-9 Periodic Waves18-10 Average Value of a Periodic Wave18-11 RMS Value of a Sine Wave19. ReactanceKey TermsLearning Outcomes19-1 Instantaneous Current in an Ideal Inductor19-2 Inductive Reactance19-3 Factors Governing Inductive Reactance19-4 Instantaneous Current in a Capacitor19-5 Capacitive Reactance19-6 Factors Governing Capacitive Reactance19-7 Resistance, Inductive Reactance, and Capacitive Reactance20. PhasorsKey TermsLearning Outcomes20-1 Addition of Sine Waves20-2 Addition of Instantaneous Values20-3 Representing a Sine Wave by a Phasor Diagram20-4 Letter Symbols for Phasor Quantities20-5 Phasor Addition by Geometrical Construction20-6 Addition of Perpendicular Phasors20-7 Expressing Phasors with Complex Numbers20-8 Phasor Addition by Rectangular Coordinates20-9 Subtraction of Phasor Quantities20-10 Multiplication and Division of Phasor Quantities21. ImpedanceKey TermsLearning Outcomes21-1 Resistance and Inductance in Series21-2 Impedance21-3 Practical Inductors21-4 Resistance and Capacitance in Series21-5 Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance in Series21-6 Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance in Parallel21-7 Conductance, Susceptance, and Admittance21-8 Impedance and Admittance21-9 Troubleshooting22. Power in Alternating-Current CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes22-1 Power in a Resistor22-2 Power in an Ideal Inductor22-3 Power in a Capacitor22-4 Power in a Circuit Containing Resistance and Reactance22-5 The Power Triangle22-6 Power Factor22-7 Power Factor CorrectionPart V: Impedance Networks23. Series and Parallel ImpedancesKey TermsLearning Outcomes23-1 Resistance and Impedance23-2 Impedances in Series23-3 Impedances in Parallel23-4 Series-Parallel Impedances23-5 Source Conversion24. Impedance NetworksKey TermsLearning Outcomes24-1 Loop Equations24-2 Mesh Equations24-3 Superposition Theorem24-4 Thevenin's Theorem24-5 Norton's Theorem24-6 Nodal Analysis24-7 Delta-Wye Transformation25. ResonanceKey TermsLearning Outcomes25-1 Effect of Varying Frequency in a Series RLC Circuit25-2 Series Resonance25-3 Quality Factor25-4 Resonant Rise of Voltage25-5 Selectivity25-6 Ideal Parallel-Resonant Circuits25-7 Practical Parallel-Resonant Circuits25-8 Selectivity of Parallel-Resonant Circuits26. Passive Filters (NEW!)Key TermsLearning Outcomes26-1 Filters26-2 Frequency Response Graphs26-3 RC Low-Pass Filters26-4 RL Low-Pass Filters26-5 RC High-Pass Filters26-6 RL High-Pass Filters26-7 Band-Pass Filters26-8 Band-Stop Filters26-9 Practical Application of Filters26-10 Troubleshooting27. TransformersKey TermsLearning Outcomes27-1 Transformer Action27-2 Transformation Ratio27-3 Impedance Transformation27-4 Leakage Reactance27-5 Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Tests27-6 Transformer Efficiency27-7 Effect of Loading a Transformer27-8 Autotransformers27-9 Troubleshooting28. Coupled CircuitsKey TermsLearning Outcomes28-1 Determining Coupling Network Parameters28-2 Open-Circuit Impedance Parameters28-3 Short-Circuit Admittance Parameters28-4 Hybrid Parameters28-5 Air-Core Transformers28-6 Mutual Inductance28-7 Coupled Impedance29. Three-Phase SystemsKey TermsLearning Outcomes29-1 Advantages of Polyphase Systems29-2 Generation of Three-Phase Voltages29-3 Double-Subscript Notation29-4 Four-Wire Wye-Connected System29-5 Delta-Connected Systems29-6 Wye-Delta System29-7 Power in a Balanced Three-Phase System29-8 Phase Sequence29-9 Unbalanced Three-Wire Wye Loads29-10 The AC Generator29-11 The Three-Phase Induction Motor29-12 The Three-Phase Synchronous Motor29-13 Single-Phase Motors30. HarmonicsKey TermsLearning Outcomes30-1 Nonsinusoidal Waves30-2 Fourier Series30-3 Addition of Harmonically Related Sine Waves30-4 Generation of Harmonics30-5 Harmonics in an Amplifier30-6 Harmonics in an Iron-Core Transformer30-7 RMS Value of a Nonsinusoidal Wave30-8 Square Waves and Sawtooth Waves30-9 Nonsinusoidal Waves in Linear Impedance NetworksAppendices1. Determinants2. Calculus Derivations2-1 Maxium Power-Transfer Theorem2-2 Instantaneous Voltage in a CR Circuit2-3 Energy Stored by a Capacitor2-4 Instantaneous Current in an LR Circuit2-5 Energy Stored by an Inductor2-6 RMS and Average Values of a Sine Wave2-7 Inductive Reactance2-8 Capacitive Reactance2-9 General Transformer Equation2-10 Maximum Transformer Efficiency3. Multisim Schematic Capture and Simulation (NEW!)Answers to Selected ProblemsGlossaryPhoto Credits

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"The general layout and structure of the text is conducive to autonomous learning. The shorter chapter design provides a 'mentally digestible' quantity of learning that is more likely to fit in a student's available schedule, thus helping them avoid the perils of procrastination." --Denard Lynch, University of Saskatchewan