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Acclaimed for its clear and concise explanations of difficult concepts, its comprehensive problem sets and exercises, and its authoritative coverage, Introduction to Electric Circuits, Ninth Edition, provides students with the latest developments in the field.


Accessible. Praised by generations of instructors and students for its clear presentation of fundamental concepts and key examples, the text helps students easily grasp complex subject matter.

Authoritative. Written by experts, this classic text has enjoyed more than fifty years of proven success and offers students an eminently reliable introduction to the field.

Comprehensive problem sets. With more than 1600 problems, this book gives students many opportunities to apply and test their knowledge. All problems and exercises have been carefully checked to ensure accuracy and relevance. Answers to selected problems can be found at the back of the book, allowing students to check their work.

Engaging design. A vibrant full-color design--which includes more than thirty color photos-- draws students into the material.

Demonstrative examples. Numerous worked examples throughout each chapter show students how to perform the calculations that are essential to circuit analysis.

"Integrate the Concepts" exercises. These exercises require students to apply the concepts covered in each chapter to solve real-life problems.

Meets industry standards. This book covers the current use of SI metric units, with careful attention to the accuracy of all calculations in accordance with the latest engineering and scientific practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195438130
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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 more than forty years. In addition to authoring Introduction to Electric Circuits--a text that would become the industry standard and shape curricula for years to follow--Jackson was a member of the Ontario Ministry of Education, where he oversaw the creation of the province's community colleges.

Dale Temple teaches electronics engineering technology at the College of the North Atlantic, where he has served as coordinator of the electronics program. Prior to working on Introduction to Electric Circuits, Temple contributed as a coauthor to the Canadian editions of Boylestad and Nashelsky's Electronic Devices and Theory and Tocci's Digital Systems: Principles and Applications.

Brian Kelly is formerly an instructor at the College of the North Atlantic, where, in addition to teaching, he served as coordinator for the introductory circuit analysis course. In addition to coauthoring Introduction to Electric Circuits, Kelly created the lab manual and solutions manual that accompany the text.

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Table of Contents

Each chapter opens with Learning Outcomes and Key Terms and concludes with a Summary, Problems, Review Questions, "Integrate the Concepts" exercises, and a Practice Quiz.

From the Publisher
From the Preface to the First Edition (1959)
From the Authors of the Eighth Edition


1: Introduction
1-1 Circuit Diagrams
1-2 The International System of Units
1-3 Calculators for Circuit Theory
1-4 Numerical Accuracy
1-5 Scientific Notation
1-6 SI Unit Prefixes
1-7 Conversion of Units

2: Current and Voltage
2-1 The Nature of Charge
2-2 Free Electrons in Metals
2-3 Electric Current
2-4 The Coulomb
2-5 The Ampere
2-6 Potential Difference
2-7 The Volt
2-8 EMF, Potential Difference, and Voltage
2-9 Conventional Current and Electron Flow

3: Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors
3-1 Conductors
3-2 Electrolytic Conduction
3-3 Insulators
3-4 Insulator Breakdown
3-5 Semiconductors

4: Cells, Batteries, and Other Voltage Sources
4-1 Basic Terminology
4-2 Simple Primary Cell
4-3 Carbon-Zinc and Alkaline Cells
4-4 Other Commercial Primary Cells
4-5 Secondary Cells
4-6 Capacity of Cells and Batteries
4-7 Fuel Cells
4-8 Other Voltage Sources

5: Resistance and Ohm's Law
5-1 Ohm's Law
5-2 The Nature of Resistance
5-3 Factors Governing Resistance
5-4 Resistivity
5-5 Circular Mils
5-6 American Wire Gauge
5-7 Effect of Temperature on Resistance
5-8 Temperature Coefficient of Resistance
5-9 Linear Resistors
5-10 Nonlinear Resistors
5-11 Resistor Color Code
5-12 Variable Resistors
5-13 Voltage-Current Characteristics
5-14 Applying Ohm's Law

6: Work and Power
6-1 Energy and Work
6-2 Power
6-3 Efficiency
6-4 The Kilowatt Hour
6-5 Relationships Among Basic Electric Units
6-6 Heating Effect of Current


7: Series and Parallel Circuits
7-1 Resistors in Series
7-2 Voltage Drops in Series Circuits
7-3 Double-Subscript Notation
7-4 Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
7-5 Characteristics of Series Circuits
7-6 Internal Resistance
7-7 Cells in Series
7-8 Maximum Power Transfer
7-9 Resistors in Parallel
7-10 Kirchhoff's Current Law
7-11 Conductance and Conductivity
7-12 Characteristics of Parallel Circuits
7-13 Cells in Parallel
7-14 Troubleshooting

8: Series-Parallel Circuits
8-1 Series-Parallel Resistors
8-2 Equivalent-Circuit Method
8-3 Kirchhoff's Laws Method
8-4 Voltage-Divider Principle
8-5 Voltage Dividers
8-6 Current-Divider Principle
8-7 Cells in Series-Parallel
8-8 Troubleshooting

9: Resistance Networks
9-1 Network Equations from Kirchhoff's Laws
9-2 Constant-Voltage Sources
9-3 Constant-Current Sources
9-4 Source Conversion
9-5 Kirchhoff's Voltage-Law Equations: Loop Procedure
9-6 Networks with More Than One Voltage Source
9-7 Loop Equations in Multisource Networks
9-8 Mesh Analysis
9-9 Kirchhoff's Current-Law Equations
9-10 Nodal Analysis
9-11 The Superposition Theorem

10: Equivalent-Circuit Theorems
10-1 Thévenin's Theorem
10-2 Norton's Theorem
10-3 Dependent Sources
10-4 Delta-Wye Transformation
10-5 Troubleshooting

11: Electrical Measurement
11-1 Moving-Coil Meters
11-2 The Ammeter
11-3 The Voltmeter
11-4 Voltmeter Loading Effect
11-5 Resistance Measurement
11-6 The Electrodynamometer Movement
11-7 Digital Meters


12: Capacitance
12-1 Electric Fields
12-2 Dielectrics
12-3 Capacitance
12-4 Capacitors
12-5 Factors Governing Capacitance
12-6 Dielectric Constant
12-7 Capacitors in Parallel
12-8 Capacitors in Series

13: Capacitance in DC Circuits
13-1 Charging a Capacitor
13-2 Rate of Change of Voltage
13-3 Time Constant
13-4 Graphical Solution for Capacitor Voltage
13-5 Discharging a Capacitor
13-6 Algebraic Solution for Capacitor Voltage
13-7 Transient Response
13-8 Energy Stored by a Capacitor
13-9 Characteristics of Capacitive DC Circuits
13-10 Troubleshooting

14: Magnetism
14-1 Magnetic Fields
14-2 Magnetic Field around a Current-Carrying Conductor
14-3 Magnetic Flux
14-4 Magnetomotive Force
14-5 Reluctance
14-6 Permeance and Permeability
14-7 Magnetic Flux Density
14-8 Magnetic Field Strength
14-9 Diamagnetic, Paramagnetic, and Ferromagnetic Materials
14-10 Permanent Magnets
14-11 Magnetization Curves
14-12 Permeability from the BH Curve
14-13 Hysteresis
14-14 Eddy Current
14-15 Magnetic Shielding

15: Magnetic Circuits
15-1 Practical Magnetic Circuits
15-2 Long Air-Core Coils
15-3 Toroidal Coils
15-4 Linear Magnetic Circuits
15-5 Nonlinear Magnetic Circuits
15-6 Leakage Flux
15-7 Series Magnetic Circuits
15-8 Air Gaps
15-9 Parallel Magnetic Circuits

16: Inductance
16-1 Electromagnetic Induction
16-2 Faraday's Law
16-3 Lenz's Law
16-4 Self-Induction
16-5 Self-Inductance
16-6 Factors Governing Inductance
16-7 Inductors in Series
16-8 Inductors in Parallel
16-9 The DC Generator
16-10 Simple Generators
16-11 Simple DC Generators
16-12 EMF Equation
16-13 The CD Motor
16-14 Speed and Torque of a DC Motor
16-15 Types of DC Motors
16-16 Speed Characteristics of DC Motors
16-17 Torque Characteristics of DC Motors
16-18 Permanent Magnet and Brushes of DC Motors

17: Inductance in DC Circuits
17-1 Current in an Ideal Inductor
17-2 Rise of Current in a Practical Inductor
17-3 Time Constant
17-4 Graphical Solution for Inductor Current
17-5 Algebraic Solution for Inductor Current
17-6 Energy Stored by an Inductor
17-7 Fall of Current in an Inductive Circuit
17-8 Algebraic Solution for Discharge Current
17-9 Transient Response
17-10 Characteristics of Inductive DC Circuits
17-11 Troubleshooting


18: Alternating Current
18-1 A Simple Generator
18-2 The Nature of the Induced Voltage
18-3 The Sine Wave
18-4 Peak Value of a Sine Wave
18-5 Instantaneous Value of a Sine Wave
18-6 The Radian
18-7 Instantaneous Current in a Resistor
18-8 Instantaneous Power in a Resistor
18-9 Periodic Waves
18-10 Average Value of a Periodic Wave
18-11 RMS Value of a Sine Wave

19: Reactance
19-1 Instantaneous Current in an Ideal Inductor
19-2 Inductive Reactance
19-3 Factors Governing Inductive Reactance
19-4 Instantaneous Current in a Capacitor
19-5 Capacitive Reactance
19-6 Factors Governing Capacitive Reactance
19-7 Resistance, Inductive Reactance, and Capacitive Reactance

20: Phasors
20-1 Addition of Sine Waves
20-2 Addition of Instantaneous Values
20-3 Representing a Sine Wave by a Phasor Diagram
20-4 Letter Symbols for Phasor Quantities
20-5 Phasor Addition by Geometrical Construction
20-6 Addition of Perpendicular Phasors
20-7 Expressing Phasors with Complex Numbers
20-8 Phasor Addition by Rectangular Coordinates
20-9 Subtraction of Phasor Quantities
20-10 Multiplication and Division of Phasor Quantities

21: Impedance
21-1 Resistance and Inductance in Series
21-2 Impedance
21-3 Practical Inductors
21-4 Resistance and Capacitance in Series
21-5 Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance in Series
21-6 Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance in Parallel
21-7 Conductance, Susceptance, and Admittance
21-8 Impedance and Admittance
21-9 Troubleshooting

22: Power in Alternating-Current Circuits
22-1 Power in a Resistor
22-2 Power in an Ideal Inductor
22-3 Power in a Capacitor
22-4 Power in a Circuit Containing Resistance and Reactance
22-5 The Power Triangle
22-6 Power Factor
22-7 Power Factor Correction


23: Series and Parallel Impedances
23-1 Resistance and Impedance
23-2 Impedances in Series
23-3 Impedances in Parallel
23-4 Series-Parallel Impedances
23-5 Source Conversion

24: Impedance Networks
24-1 Loop Equations
24-2 Mesh Equations
24-3 Superposition Theorem
24-4 Thévenin's Theorem
24-5 Norton's Theorem
24-6 Nodal Analysis
24-7 Delta-Wye Transformation

25: Resonance
25-1 Effect of Varying Frequency in a Series RLC Circuit
25-2 Series Resonance
25-3 Quality Factor
25-4 Resonant Rise of Voltage
25-5 Selectivity
25-6 Ideal Parallel-Resonant Circuits
25-7 Practical Parallel-Resonant Circuits
25-8 Selectivity of Parallel-Resonant Circuits

26: Passive Filters
26-1 Filters
26-2 Frequency Response Graphs
26-3 RC Low-Pass Filters
26-4 RL Low-Pass Filters
26-5 RC High-Pass Filters
26-6 RL High-Pass Filters
26-7 Band-Pass Filters
26-8 Band-Stop Filters
26-9 Troubleshooting

27: Transformers
27-1 Transformer Action
27-2 Transformation Ratio
27-3 Impedance Transformation
27-4 Leakage Reactance
27-5 Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Tests
27-6 Transformer Efficiency
27-7 Effect of Loading a Transformer
27-8 Autotransformers
27-9 Troubleshooting

28: Coupled Circuits
28-1 Determining Coupling Network Parameters
28-2 Open-Circuit Impedance Parameters
28-3 Short-Circuit Admittance Parameters
28-4 Hybrid Parameters
28-5 Air-Core Transformers
28-6 Mutual Inductance
28-7 Coupled Impedance

29: Three-Phase Systems
29-1 Advantages of Polyphase Systems
29-2 Generation of Three-Phase Voltages
29-3 Double-Subscript Notation
29-4 Four-Wire Wye-Connected System
29-5 Delta-Connected Systems
29-6 Wye-Delta System
29-7 Power in a Balanced Three-Phase System
29-8 Phase Sequence
29-9 Unbalanced Three-Wire Wye Loads
29-10 The AC Generator
29-11 The Three-Phase Induction Motor
29-12 The Three-Phase Synchronous Motor
29-13 Single-Phase Motors

30: Harmonics
30-1 Nonsinusoidal Waves
30-2 Fourier Series
30-3 Addition of Harmonically Related Sine Waves
30-4 Generation of Harmonics
30-5 Harmonics in an Amplifier
30-6 Harmonics in an Iron-Core Transformer
30-7 RMS Value of a Nonsinusoidal Wave
30-8 Square Waves and Sawtooth Waves
30-9 Nonsinusoidal Waves in Linear Impedance Networks


1: Determinants

2: Calculus Derivations
2-1 Maxium Power-Transfer Theorem
2-2 Instantaneous Voltage in a CR Circuit
2-3 Energy Stored by a Capacitor
2-4 Instantaneous Current in an LR Circuit
2-5 Energy Stored by an Inductor
2-6 RMS and Average Values of a Sine Wave
2-7 Inductive Reactance
2-8 Capacitive Reactance
2-9 General Transformer Equation
2-10 Maximum Transformer Efficiency

3: Multisim Schematic Capture and Simulation

Answers to Selected Problems

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