Fast Analytical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Circuits / Edition 1

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The only current method of circuit analysis known to most engineers and students is nodal, or loop, analysis. Although it works well for obtaining numerical solutions, the method is almost useless for obtaining analytical solutions in all but the simplest cases. In this unique book, Vorpérian describes remarkable alternative techniques to solve complicated linear circuits in symbolic form and obtain meaningful analytical answers for any transfer function or impedance. Although not intended to replace traditional computer-based methods, these techniques provide engineers with a powerful set of tools for tackling circuit design problems. They also enhance understanding of circuit operation, making this an ideal course book, and numerous problems and worked examples are included. Originally developed by Professor David Middlebrook and others at the California Institute of Technology, the techniques are now widely taught at institutions and companies worldwide.
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Intended for engineers and engineering students, this book describes alternatives to nodal and loop analysis, and explains how these other methods can be used to solve complicated linear circuits in symbolic form and obtain analytical answers for any transfer function or impedance. Numerous worked examples and circuit diagrams illustrate the application of the techniques described. Vorpéian is an electrical engineer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"...the extended and new techniques described in this book are an indispensable set of tools for linear electronic circuit analysis and design...The book is a very timely and welcome one and deserves to be widely used. The numerous problems and worked examples in this book make it an ideal textbook for senior/graduate courses or a reference book that will play a significant role in enhancing students' understanding of circuit operation." Current Engineering Practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521624428
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Vatché Vorpérian received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from the California Institute of Technology and joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech in the same year. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in
1990. In 1991 he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is currently a senior member of the technical staff. His expertise is in the field of power electronics in which he has published over thirty-five conference and journal papers. He has also contributed to the modeling analysis and design of such micro-electromechanical devices as the micro-gyroscope and micro-seismometer. He has taught many professional advancement courses to industry.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Transfer functions 15
3 The extra element theorem 61
4 The N-extra element theorem 107
5 Electronic negative feedback 163
6 High-frequency and microwave circuits 252
7 Passive filters 317
8 PWM switching dc-to-dc converters 365
Index 472
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