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The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 6th Edition

An introductory text on Electric Circuits, their analysis, design, and evaluation. Text focuses on real-world applications and emphasizes the use of computers to assist the designer in his/her task. Early introduction to circuit design motivates the student to create circuit solutions and to optimize his/her design based on real-world constraints. The text covers three major blocks in sixteen chapters. Chapters 1-5 cover dc circuits including dependent sources, the ideal Op Amp, and interface design. Chapters 6-12 cover ac circuits using both a traditional Phasor approach and a more efficient Laplace early approach to include a signals chapter and transient and frequency responses in both the time and frequency domains. The last block deals with applications and extensions of the first two blocks covering Fourier Analysis, multipole active filters, coupled coils and transformers, and ac power systems. The text has over 300 worked examples followed by 366 exercises. Over a thousand pedagogically developed homework problems structured around a sequence of carefully defined learning objectives and related evaluation tools allow students to master their analysis, design, and evaluation skills. This edition of the text emphasizes computer-based analysis and design by expanding the number of examples, exercises, and problems using software for mathematical computation and circuit simulation. An ABET-friendly text with numerous features that can assist a program to meet accreditation criteria. Practical topics, easy-to-learn organization, and emphasis on design make this text useful to both ECE and other engineering and technical disciplines.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction.

Chapter 2 - Basic Circuit Analysis.

Chapter 3 - Circuit Analysis Techniques.

Chapter 4 - Active Circuits.

Chapter 5 - Signal Waveforms.

Chapter 6 - Capacitance and Inductance.

Chapter 7 - First- and Second-Order Circuits.

Chapter 8 - Sinusoidal Steady-State Response.

Chapter 9 - LaPlace Transforms.

Chapter 10 - S-Domain Circuit Analysis.

Chapter 11 - Network Functions.

Chapter 12 - Frequency Response.

Chapter 13 - Fourier Analysis.

Chapter 14 - Active Filter Design.

Chapter 15 - Mutual Inductance and Transformers.

Chapter 16 - AC Power Systems.

Chapter 17 - Two-Port Networks (on Web).

Appendix A - Complex Numbers.

Appendix B - Computational Tools.

Photo Credits.

Index.

Web Appendix A - Solution of Linear Equations.

Web Appendix B - Butterworth and Chebychev Poles.

New To This Edition
• Emphasizes the use of computer tools to solve problems - Examples, exercises and homework problems that use MATLAB, Excel and OrCAD have been greatly expanded.

• SOLUTIONS/PROBLEMS: More than 70% of the homework problems are new or revised and provide ample opportunity for practice as well as secure solutions

• PROBLEMS/EXERCISES: New design and evaluation problems have been added to chapters 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, and 14 providing students with the opportunity to choose between two or more competing designs.

• New application examples: Relate to electronics, computer engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and biomedical engineering have been added to chapters 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, and 14.

• Revised Chapter 12 on Frequency Response.

• Extensive revision of Chapter 14 on Active Filter Design: Offers real practical advice on designing multi-pole active filters.
• Hallmark Features
• Pedagogically oriented text: Helps students know when they have mastered an objective.Chapter objectives are featured on the chapter opener and in the homework section where they are followed by problems that test mastery of each objective.

• Early introduction to design: Serves to motivate students since students generally go into engineering wanting to create things. There are 45 design examples, 35 design exercises, and 141 design homework problems in the text.

• Inclusion of design evaluation: Helps students choose between competing design solutions, often based on realistic constraints. There are 15 evaluation examples, 5 evaluation exercises, and 41 evaluation homework problems in the text.

• Extensive use of Laplace for ac circuits: Proven experience that students learn ac circuit analysis better with Laplace than with a more traditional Phasor approach. Those wanting to use the traditional Phasor First approach can do so by simply following the text as organized. Those wanting to use the Laplace Early approach can do so by skipping Ch 8 and returning to it after Laplace is introduced in Ch 9 and linked to Phasors in Ch 11.

• Extensive integration of software tools (MATLAB, OrCAD, Excel): In tune with today s computer-literate student. More ability to check designs, conduct what-ifs , visualize specifications, compare results, tackle more complex problems than with hand or calculators solutions.There are 41 MATLAB, 16 OrCAD, and 4 Excel worked examples. There are 26 MATLAB and 22 OrCAD exercises, and 228 computer-oriented homework problems.

• Realistic problems and applications: Numerous problems are practical using realistic values of components and their limitations and application examples link to real engineering solutions.

• ABET-friendly topics and organization: Numerous features help meet accreditation requirements. Behaviourally motivated objectives - Criterion 3, there must be an assessment and evaluation process that periodically documents and demonstrates the degree to which the program outcomes are attained. Design and Evaluation - Criterion 3(c) specifically, an ability to design a system to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. Software tools - Criterion 3(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

• Attuned to needs of other engineering disciplines: Useful as a first course for non-ECE engineering disciplines, applied physics, and computer science majors. Emphasis on design of interface circuits to include instrumentation (signal transfer, transducer interfacing, A/D, D/A, frequency response, Laplace and Fourier analyses, filter design, practical circuits and applications.)

• Detailed lecture outlines available to instructors for Chapters 1-12 and 14.: Provides instructors with structured, integrated lesson plans that follow the development of material in the text. Enables instructors to quickly adopt the text and be proficient in the classroom with meaningful teaching aids, example problems, and discussion topics
• Available Versions

The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 6th Edition
by Roland E. Thomas, Albert J. Rosa, Gregory J. Toussaint
ISBN 978-0-470-38330-8