Introduction to Electric Circuits / Edition 8

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A book/CD-ROM text for a one- to three-semester course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, for students exposed to basic concepts of electric circuits for the first time. Emphasis on circuit design is enhanced by chapter-opening design challenges. Other pedagogical features include chapter previews, historical vignettes, worked examples, exercises, and problems. The CD-ROM contains a set of interactive exercises and examples. Prior basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus is required. Dorf teaches electrical and computer engineering at the University of California- Davis. Svoboda teaches electrical and computing engineering at Clarkson University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470521571
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 886
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard C. Dorf, professor of electrical and computerengineering at the University of California, Davis, teachesgraduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering in thefields of circuits and control systems. He earned a PhD inelectrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, anMS from the University of Colorado, and a BS from ClarksonUniversity. Highly concerned with the discipline of electricalengineering and its wide value to social and economic needs, he haswritten and lectured internationally on the contributions andadvances in electrical engineering.

Professor Dorf has extensive experience with education andindustry and is professionally active in the fields of robotics,automation, electric circuits, and communications. He has served asa visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and theUniversity of California at Berkeley.

A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineersand the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Dorf iswidely know to the profession for his Modern Control Systems,eleventh edition (Prentice Hall, 2008) and The InternationalEncyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley, 1988). Dr. Dorf is also thecoauthor of Circuits, Devices and Systems (with Ralph Smith), fifthedition (Wiley, 1992). Dr. Dorf edited the widely used ElectricalEngineering Handbook, third edition (CRC Pres and IEEE press),published in 2008. His latest work is Technology Ventures, thirdedition (McGraw-Hill 2010).

James A. Svoboda is an associate professor electrical andcomputer engineering at Clarkson University, where he teachescourses on topics such as circuits, electronics, and computerprogramming. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from theUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison, an MS from the University ofColorado, and a BS from General Motors Institute.

Sophomore circuits is one of Professor Svoboda's favoritecourses. He has taught this course to 5,500 undergraduates atClarkson University over the past 30 years. In 1986, he receivedClarkson University's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Professor Svoboda has written several research papers describingthe advantages of using nullors to model electric circuits forcomputer analysis. He is interested in the way technology affectsengineering education and has developed several software packagesfor use in Sophomore Circuits.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Electric circuit variables 1
Ch. 2 Circuit elements 19
Ch. 3 Resistive circuits 53
Ch. 4 Methods of analysis of resistive circuits 103
Ch. 5 Circuit theorems 155
Ch. 6 The operational amplifier 201
Ch. 7 Energy storage elements 249
Ch. 8 The complete response of RL and RC circuits 305
Ch. 9 The complete response of circuits with two storage elements 365
Ch. 10 Sinusoidal steady-state analysis 415
Ch. 11 AC steady-state power 495
Ch. 12 Three-phase circuits 557
Ch. 13 Frequency response 593
Ch. 14 The Laplace transform 655
Ch. 15 Fourier series and Fourier transform 715
Ch. 16 Filter circuits 763
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