Principles of Electric Circuits: Electron Flow Version / Edition 8

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This book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to DC/AC circuits supported by superior exercises, examples, and illustrations—and an emphasis on troubleshooting and applications. It features an exciting full color format which uses color to enhance the instructional value of photographs, illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs. Throughout the book's coverage, the use of mathematics is limited to only those concepts that are needed for understanding. Floyd's acclaimed troubleshooting emphasis, as always, provides learners with the problem solving experience they need for a successful career in electronics. Chapter topics cover components, quantities and units; voltage, current, and resistance; Ohm's Law; energy and power; series circuits; parallel circuits; series-parallel circuits; circuit theorems and conversions; branch, mesh, and node analysis; magnetism and electromagnetism; an introduction to alternating current and voltage; phasors and complex numbers; capacitors; inductors; transformers; RC circuits; RL circuits; RLC circuits and resonance; basic filters; circuit theorems in AC analysis; pulse response of reactive circuits; and polyphase systems in power applications. For electronics technicians, electronics teachers, and electronics hobbyists.
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Editorial Reviews

A textbook for a course covering direct current in one term and alternative current in a second, for students studying to become electronics technicians. Focuses heavily on applications and trouble shooting. Nicely laid out with color used throughout, though the printing is uneven and some pages are barely legible. Published in 1983 and 1990 by Merrill Publishing, and in 1993 by Prentice-Hall. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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New edition of a reference that provides up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals of electronic components and circuits, with a focus upon analysis, applications, and troubleshooting. In addition to expanded information, new features include safety notes and a CD-ROM containing circuit simulations in both Electronics Workbench Version 5 and Multisim. Designed for use in a two-term course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131701786
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/11/2006
  • Series: Floyd Principles of Electric Circuits Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Components, Quantities, and Units 1
2 Voltage, Current, and Resistance 20
3 Ohm's Law 70
4 Energy and Power 94
5 Series Circuits 116
6 Parallel Circuits 170
7 Series-Parallel Circuits 224
8 Circuit Theorems and Conversions 276
9 Branch, Mesh, and Node Analysis 332
10 Magnetism and Electromagnetism 362
11 Introduction to Alternating Current and Voltage 400
12 Phasors and Complex Numbers 458
13 Capacitors 486
14 Inductors 548
15 Transformers 590
16 RC Circuits 632
17 RL Circuits 698
18 RLC Circuits and Resonance 744
19 Basic Filters 796
20 Circuit Theorems in AC Analysis 830
21 Pulse Response of Reactive Circuits 868
22 Polyphase Systems in Power Applications 914
App. A Table of Standard Resistor Values 945
App. B Batteries 946
App. C Derivations 949
App. D Capacitor Color Coding 952
Answers to Self-Tests 953
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems 955
Glossary 964
Index 970
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This sixth edition of Principles of Electric Circuits: Electron Flow Version provides a complete and straightforward coverage of the basics of electrical components and circuits, with emphasis on analysis, applications, and troubleshooting. Many improvements have been made over the previous edition, but the coverage and organization remain the same. A new text design and layout enhance the text's appearance and usability.

New Features and Improvements

Troubleshooter Quiz. A multiple-choice quiz in the chapter end matter tests the student's grasp of what happens in a circuit as a result of certain changes or faults. The student must determine whether a specified quantity or parameter increases, decreases, or remains the same as a result of the introduction of a fault or a change in another circuit parameter. Answers are at the end of the chapter.

Engineering Notation. Chapter 1 includes an expanded coverage of engineering notation and the use of the calculator in scientific and engineering notation.

Electrical Safety. The topic of electrical safety is introduced in Chapter 2. It is supplemented by a feature called "Safety Note" located at appropriate points throughout the text and identified by a special logo.

Troubleshooting. An irt4proved coverage of troubleshooting begins in Section 3-6 with an introduction. A systematic method called APM (analysis, planning, and measurement) is introduced and used irk many of the troubleshooting sections and examples. Troubleshooting features are identified by a new logo.

Circuit Simulations. In addition to the EWB circuit simulations forTroubleshooting and Analysis problems that are available on the CD-ROM accompanying the textbook, Multisim circuits have been added. To avoid any backward compatibility issues, the EWB files have been retained for those who have not yet upgraded to Multisim.

Circuit Simulation Tutorials. The EWB and PSpice tutorials continue to be available on the website. In addition, Multisim tutorials are now available online.

Key Terms. Terms identified as most important in each chapter are listed in the chapter opener. Within the chapter, the key terms are in color boldface and indicated with a "key" icon. Each key term is defined at the end of the chapter and in the comprehensive glossary at the end of the book.

Answer Reminders. Notes to remind students where to find the answers to the various exercises and problems appear throughout each chapter.

Additional Features

  • Full-color format
  • Two-page chapter openers with a chapter outline, introduction, chapter objectives, and key terms list
  • An introduction and objectives at the beginning of each section within a chapter
  • A TECHnology Theory into Practice (TECH TIP) feature at the end of most chapters
  • Abundance of high-quality illustrations
  • Short biographies of key figures in the history of electricity in several chapters.
  • Many worked examples
  • A Related Problem in each worked example with answers at the end of the chapter
  • Section Reviews with answers at the end of the chapter
  • Troubleshooting section in many chapters
  • Self-test at the end of each chapter with answers at the end of the chapter
  • Summary at the end of each chapter
  • Formula list at the end of each chapter
  • Sectionalized problem set for each chapter with the more difficult problems indicated by an asterisk. Answers to odd-numbered problems are at the end of the book.
  • A comprehensive glossary at the end of the book that defines all boldface and key terms in the textbook
  • The electron-flow direction of current is used. (An alternate version of this text uses conventional direction.)
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