Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering / Edition 1

Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering / Edition 1

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by James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
     
 

Readers benefit because the book is based on these three themes: (1) it builds an understanding of concepts based on information the reader has previously learned; (2) it helps stress the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem-solving approaches; (3) the authors provide numerous examples and problems that use realistic values and

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Readers benefit because the book is based on these three themes: (1) it builds an understanding of concepts based on information the reader has previously learned; (2) it helps stress the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem-solving approaches; (3) the authors provide numerous examples and problems that use realistic values and situations to give users a strong foundation of engineering practice. The book also includes a PSpice Supplement which contains problems to teach readers how to construct PSpice source files; and this PSpice Version 9.2 can be used to solve many of the exercises and problems found in the book. Topical emphasis is on the basic techniques of circuit analysis—Illustrated via a Digital-to-Analog Resistive Ladder (Chapter 2); the Flash Converter (Chapter 4); Dual Slope Analog-to-Digital Converter (Chapter 5); Effect of parasite inductance on the step response of a series RLC circuit (Chapter 6); a Two-Stage RC Ladder Network (Chapter 8); and a Switching Surge Voltage (Chapter 9). For Electrical and Computer Engineers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130198556
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary and Problems section.)

1. Circuit Variables and Circuit Elements.

Circuit Analysis: An Overview. Voltage, Current and the Basic Circuit Elements. The Ideal Basic Circuit Element. Power and Energy. Voltage and Current Sources. Electrical Resistance (Ohm's Law). Kirchoff's Laws. Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources.

2. Some Circuit Simplification Techniques.

Practical Perspective: A Digital-to-Analog Resistive Ladder.

Combining Resistors in Series and Parallel. Voltage and Current Dividers. Source Transformations. Superposition. Practical Perspective: Digital-to-Analog Resistive Ladder.

3. Techniques of Circuit Analysis.
Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors.

Terminology. Introduction to the Node-Voltage Method. The Node-Voltage Method and Dependent Sources. The Node-Voltage Method: Some Special Cases. Introduction to the Mesh-Current Method. The Mesh-Current Method and Dependent Sources. The Mesh-Current Method: Some Special Cases. The Node-Voltage Method Versus the Mesh-Current Method. Thevenin and Norton Equivalents. More on Deriving a Thevenin Equivalent. Maximum Power Transfer. Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors.

4. The Operational Amplifier.
Practical Perspective: The Flash Converter.

Operational Amplifier Terminals. Terminal Voltages and Currents. The Inverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Summing-Amplifier Circuit. The Non-inverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Difference-Amplifier Circuit. The Comparator. Practical Perspective: The Flash Converter.

5. The Natural and Step Response of RL and RC Circuits.
Practical Perspective: Dual Slope Analog-to-Digital Converter.

The Inductor. The Capacitor. Series-Parallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance. Natural Response of RL and RC Circuits. Step Response of RL and RC Circuits. The Integrating Amplifier. Practical Perspective: Dual Slope Analog-to-Digital Converter.

6. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits.
Practical Perspective: Parasitic.

Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Step Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit. Practical Perspective: Parasitic Inductance.

7. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis.
Practical Perspective: Household Distribution Circuit.

The Sinusoidal Source. The Sinusoidal Response. The Phasor. The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain. Kirchhoff's Laws in the Frequency Domain. Circuit Simplifications. The Node-Voltage Method. The Mesh-Current Method. Instantaneous, Average, and Reactive Power. The RMS Value and Power Calculations. Complex Power and Power Calculations. Practical Perspective: Household Distribution Circuit.

8. Introduction to the Laplace Transform.
Practical Perspective: A Two-Stage RC-Ladder.

Definition of the Laplace Transform. The Step Function. The Impulse Function. Functional Transforms. Operational Transforms. Applying the Laplace Transform. Inverse Transforms. Poles and Zeros of F(s). Initial and Final Value Theorems. Practical Perspective: Two-Stage RC-Ladder Network.

9. The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis.
Practical Perspective: Creation of a Voltage Surge.

Circuit Elements in the s-Domain. Circuit Analysis in the s-Domain. Applications. The Transfer Function. The Transfer Function in Partial Fraction Expansions. The Transfer Function and the Convolution Integral. The Transfer Function and the Steady-State Sinusoidal Response. The Impulse Function in Circuit Analysis. Practical Perspective: Creation of a Voltage Surge.

Appendix A: International System of Units.Appendix B: Complex Numbers.Appendix C: An Abbreviated Table of Trigonometric Identities.Appendix D: An Abbreviated Table of Integrals.Appendix E: Answers to Selected Problems.Index.

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