Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology / Edition 3 available in Paperback
A fully comprehensive text for courses in electrical principles, circuit theory, and electrical technology, providing 800 worked examples and over 1000 further problems for students to work through at their own pace. This book is ideal for students studying engineering for the first time as part of BTEC National and other pre-degree vocational courses (especially where progression to higher levels of study is likely), as well as Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and first year undergraduate modules.
Now in its third edition, this best-selling textbook has been updated with developments in key areas such as semiconductors, transistors, and fuel cells, along with brand new material on ABCD parameters and Fourier’s Analysis. Greater emphasis is placed on real-world situations in order to ensure the reader can relate the theory to actual engineering practice. In addition, the text has been restructured throughout so that 175 Exercises now appear at regular intervals, which the student can work through to test their learning of essential concepts and check their progress.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.63(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with Examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City and Guilds, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of over 120 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, with worldwide sales of one million copies. He is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Defence School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
Table of Contents
Preface; Section 1 Basic Electrical Engineering Principles; Units associated with basic electrical quantities; An introduction to electric circuits; Resistance variation; Batteries and alternative sources of energy; Series and parallel networks; Capacitors and capacitance; Magnetic circuits. Electromagnetism; Electromagnetic induction; Electrical measuring instruments and measurements; Semiconductor diodes; Transistors; Main formulae for Part 1; Section 2 Electrical Principles and Technology; D.c. circuit theory; Alternating voltages and currents; Single-phase series a.c. circuits; Single-phase parallel a.c. circuits; D.c. transients; Operational amplifiers; Three phase systems; Transformers; D.c. machines; Three-phase induction motors; Main formulae for Part 2; Part 3 Advanced Circuit Theory and Technology; Revision of complex numbers; Application of complex numbers to series a.c. circuits; Application of complex numbers to parallel a.c. circuits; Power in a.c. circuits; A.c. bridges; Series resonance and Q-factor; Parallel resonance and Q-factor; Introduction to network analysis; Mesh-current and nodal analysis; The superposition theorem; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems; Delta-star and star-delta transformations; Maximum power transfer theorems and impedance matching; Complex waveforms; A numerical method of harmonic analysis; Magnetic materials; Dielectrics and dielectric loss; Field theory; Attenuators; Filter networks; Magnetically coupled circuits; Transmission lines; Transients and Laplace transforms; Main formulae for Part 3; Part 4 General reference; Standard electrical quantities – their symbols and units; Greek alphabet; Common prefixes; Resistor colour coding and ohmic values; Index
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