Skip to content

Circuit Analysis Theory and Practice

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 1401811566

ISBN-13: 9781401811563

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Allan Robbins, Wilhelm Miller

List price: $227.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

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 users learn via hands-on simulation and to permit exploration of…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $227.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/7/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1048
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.082
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. xi
To the Studentp. xvi
Foundation DC Conceptsp. 1
Introductionp. 2
Introductionp. 4
The SI System of Unitsp. 7
Converting Unitsp. 8
Power of Ten Notationp. 10
Prefixesp. 12
Circuit Diagramsp. 14
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 16
Problemsp. 17
Voltage and Currentp. 24
Atomic Theory Reviewp. 26
The Unit of Electrical Charge: The Coulombp. 30
Voltagep. 31
Currentp. 34
Practical DC Voltage Sourcesp. 36
Measuring Voltage and Currentp. 41
Switches, Fuses, and Circuit Breakersp. 44
Problemsp. 46
Resistancep. 50
Resistance of Conductorsp. 52
Electrical Wire Tablesp. 55
Resistance of Wires--Circular Milsp. 57
Temperature Effectsp. 61
Types of Resistorsp. 63
Color Coding of Resistorsp. 67
Measuring Resistance--The Ohmmeterp. 69
Thermistorsp. 72
Photoconductive Cellsp. 73
Nonlinear Resistancep. 74
Conductancep. 76
Superconductorsp. 77
Problemsp. 79
Ohm's Law, Power, and Energyp. 84
Ohm's Lawp. 86
Voltage Polarity and Current Directionp. 90
Powerp. 92
Power Direction Conventionp. 96
Energyp. 97
Efficiencyp. 99
Nonlinear and Dynamic Resistancesp. 102
Computer-Aided Circuit Analysisp. 103
Problemsp. 109
Basic DC Analysisp. 115
Series Circuitsp. 116
Series Circuitsp. 118
Kirchhoff's Voltage Lawp. 120
Resistors in Seriesp. 121
Voltage Sources in Seriesp. 124
Interchanging Series Componentsp. 125
The Voltage Divider Rulep. 126
Circuit Groundp. 129
Voltage Subscriptsp. 130
Internal Resistance of Voltage Sourcesp. 135
Ammeter Loading Effectsp. 137
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 139
Problemsp. 142
Parallel Circuitsp. 154
Parallel Circuitsp. 156
Kirchhoff's Current Lawp. 157
Resistors in Parallelp. 160
Voltage Sources in Parallelp. 166
Current Divider Rulep. 167
Analysis of Parallel Circuitsp. 172
Voltmeter Loading Effectsp. 174
Computer Analysisp. 176
Problemsp. 179
Series-Parallel Circuitsp. 192
The Series-Parallel Networkp. 194
Analysis of Series-Parallel Circuitsp. 195
Applications of Series-Parallel Circuitsp. 203
Potentiometersp. 211
Loading Effects of Instrumentsp. 212
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 217
Problemsp. 223
Methods of Analysisp. 232
Constant-Current Sourcesp. 234
Source Conversionsp. 236
Current Sources in Parallel and Seriesp. 239
Branch-Current Analysisp. 242
Mesh (Loop) Analysisp. 246
Nodal Analysisp. 253
Delta-Wye (Pi-Tee) Conversionp. 261
Bridge Networksp. 267
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 275
Problemsp. 278
Network Theoremsp. 288
Superposition Theoremp. 290
Thevenin's Theoremp. 293
Norton's Theoremp. 300
Maximum Power Transfer Theoremp. 309
Substitution Theoremp. 313
Millman's Theoremp. 315
Reciprocity Theoremp. 316
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 318
Problemsp. 325
Capacitance and Inductancep. 335
Capacitors and Capacitancep. 336
Capacitancep. 338
Factors Affecting Capacitancep. 339
Electric Fieldsp. 342
Dielectricsp. 344
Nonideal Effectsp. 345
Types of Capacitorsp. 346
Capacitors in Parallel and Seriesp. 350
Capacitor Current and Voltagep. 353
Energy Stored by a Capacitorp. 356
Capacitor Failures and Troubleshootingp. 356
Problemsp. 358
Capacitor Charging, Discharging, and Simple Waveshaping Circuitsp. 364
Introductionp. 366
Capacitor Charging Equationsp. 369
Capacitor with an Initial Voltagep. 374
Capacitor Discharging Equationsp. 375
More Complex Circuitsp. 377
An RC Timing Applicationp. 383
Pulse Response of RC Circuitsp. 385
Transient Analysis Using Computersp. 389
Problemsp. 395
Magnetism and Magnetic Circuitsp. 404
The Nature of a Magnetic Fieldp. 406
Electromagnetismp. 408
Flux and Flux Densityp. 409
Magnetic Circuitsp. 410
Air Gaps, Fringing, and Laminated Coresp. 412
Series Elements and Parallel Elementsp. 413
Magnetic Circuits with DC Excitationp. 414
Magnetic Field Intensity and Magnetization Curvesp. 415
Ampere's Circuital Lawp. 417
Series Magnetic Circuits: Given [Phi], Find Nlp. 419
Series-Parallel Magnetic Circuitsp. 423
Series Magnetic Circuits: Given Nl, Find [Phi]p. 424
Force Due to an Electromagnetp. 426
Properties of Magnetic Materialsp. 427
Measuring Magnetic Fieldsp. 428
Problemsp. 429
Inductance and Inductorsp. 434
Electromagnetic Inductionp. 436
Induced Voltage and Inductionp. 438
Self-Inductancep. 440
Computing Induced Voltagep. 442
Inductances in Series and Parallelp. 444
Practical Considerationsp. 445
Inductance and Steady State DCp. 447
Energy Stored by an Inductancep. 449
Inductor Troubleshooting Hintsp. 450
Problemsp. 450
Inductive Transientsp. 456
Introductionp. 458
Current Buildup Transientsp. 460
Interrupting Current in an Inductive Circuitp. 464
De-energizing Transientsp. 467
More Complex Circuitsp. 469
RL Transients Using Computersp. 474
Problemsp. 478
Foundation AC Conceptsp. 483
AC Fundamentalsp. 484
Introductionp. 486
Generating AC Voltagesp. 487
Voltage and Current Conventions for ACp. 490
Frequency, Period, Amplitude, and Peak Valuep. 492
Angular and Graphic Relationships for Sine Wavesp. 496
Voltage and Currents as Functions of Timep. 500
Introduction to Phasorsp. 504
AC Waveforms and Average Valuep. 512
Effective (RMS) Valuesp. 517
Rate of Change of a Sine Wave (Derivative)p. 522
AC Voltage and Current Measurementp. 522
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 524
Problemsp. 527
R, L, and C Elements and the Impedance Conceptp. 536
Complex Number Reviewp. 538
Complex Numbers in AC Analysisp. 543
R, L, and C Circuits with Sinusoidal Excitationp. 549
Resistance and Sinusoidal ACp. 549
Inductance and Sinusoidal ACp. 550
Capacitance and Sinusoidal ACp. 554
The Impedance Conceptp. 557
Computer Analysis of AC Circuitsp. 559
Problemsp. 564
Power in AC Circuitsp. 570
Introductionp. 572
Power to a Resistive Loadp. 573
Power to an Inductive Loadp. 574
Power to a Capacitive Loadp. 575
Power in More Complex Circuitsp. 577
Apparent Powerp. 579
The Relationship Between P, Q, and Sp. 580
Power Factorp. 583
AC Power Measurementp. 587
Effective Resistancep. 590
Energy Relationships for ACp. 591
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 592
Problemsp. 592
Impedance Networksp. 599
AC Series-Parallel Circuitsp. 600
Ohm's Law for AC Circuitsp. 602
AC Series Circuitsp. 607
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law and the Voltage Divider Rulep. 614
AC Parallel Circuitsp. 616
Kirchhoff's Current Law and the Current Divider Rulep. 621
Series-Parallel Circuitsp. 623
Frequency Effectsp. 626
Applicationsp. 631
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 635
Problemsp. 640
Methods of AC Analysisp. 654
Dependent Sourcesp. 656
Source Conversionp. 657
Mesh (Loop) Analysisp. 660
Nodal Analysisp. 666
Delta-to-Wye and Wye-to-Delta Conversionsp. 673
Bridge Networksp. 675
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 680
Problemsp. 684
AC Network Theoremsp. 692
Superposition Theorem--Independent Sourcesp. 694
Superposition Theorem--Dependent Sourcesp. 697
Thevenin's Theorem--Independent Sourcesp. 699
Norton's Theorem--Independent Sourcesp. 704
Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems for Dependent Sourcesp. 709
Maximum Power Transfer Theoremp. 718
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 722
Problemsp. 727
Resonancep. 736
Series Resonancep. 739
Quality Factor, Qp. 740
Impedance of a Series Resonant Circuitp. 743
Power, Bandwidth, and Selectivity of a Series Resonant Circuitp. 744
Series-to-Parallel RL and RC Conversionp. 752
Parallel Resonancep. 757
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 766
Problemsp. 770
Filters and the Bode Plotp. 780
The Decibelp. 782
Multistage Systemsp. 788
Simple RC and RL Transfer Functionsp. 790
The Low-Pass Filterp. 800
The High-Pass Filterp. 806
The Band-Pass Filterp. 811
The Band-Reject Filterp. 814
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 815
Problemsp. 819
Transformers and Coupled Circuitsp. 828
Introductionp. 830
Iron-Core Transformers: The Ideal Modelp. 833
Reflected Impedancep. 839
Transformer Ratingsp. 841
Transformer Applicationsp. 842
Practical Iron-Core Transformersp. 848
Transformer Testsp. 851
Voltage and Frequency Effectsp. 853
Loosely Coupled Circuitsp. 854
Magnetically Coupled Circuits with Sinusoidal Excitationp. 858
Coupled Impedancep. 860
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 861
Problemsp. 864
Three-Phase Systemsp. 872
Three-Phase Voltage Generationp. 874
Basic Three-Phase Circuit Connectionsp. 875
Basic Three-Phase Relationshipsp. 878
Examplesp. 886
Power in a Balanced Systemp. 891
Measuring Power in Three-Phase Circuitsp. 896
Unbalanced Loadsp. 899
Power System Loadsp. 902
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 902
Problemsp. 906
Nonsinusoidal Waveformsp. 914
Composite Waveformsp. 917
Fourier Seriesp. 918
Fourier Series of Common Waveformsp. 923
Frequency Spectrump. 929
Circuit Response to a Nonsinusoidal Waveformp. 933
Circuit Analysis Using Computersp. 937
Problemsp. 940
PSpice and MultiSIMp. 948
Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equationsp. 953
Maximum Power Transfer Theoremp. 959
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problemsp. 962
Glossaryp. 974
Indexp. 979
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.