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Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 11th Edition

January 2015, ©2015
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Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 11th Edition has long been regarded as the most dependable textbook for computer and electrical engineering majors. In this new edition, Irwin and Nelms continue to develop the most complete set of pedagogical tools available and  thus provide the highest level of support for students entering  into this complex subject. Irwin and Nelms trademark student-centered learning design focuses on helping students complete the connection between theory and practice. Key concepts are explained clearly and illustrated by detailed, worked examples. These are then followed by Learning Assessments, which allow students to work similar problems and check their results against the answers provided.

The WileyPLUS course contains tutorial videos that show solutions to the Learning Assessments in detail, and also includes a robust set of algorithmic problems at a wide range of difficulty levels. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts 1

1.1 System of Units 2

1.2 Basic Quantities 2

1.3 Circuit Elements 8

Summary 17

Problems 18

Chapter 2: Resistive Circuits 24

2.1 Ohm’s Law 25

2.2 Kirchhoff’s Laws 30

2.3 Single-Loop Circuits 38

2.4 Single-Node-Pair Circuits 45

2.5 Series and Parallel Resistor Combinations 50

2.6 Wye Delta Transformations 59

2.7 Circuits with Dependent Sources 63

Summary 68

Problems 69

Chapter 3: Nodal and Loop Analysis Techniques 89

3.1 Nodal Analysis 90

3.2 Loop Analysis 111

Summary 128

Problems 129

Chapter 4: Operational Amplifiers 147

4.1 Introduction 148

4.2 Op-Amp Models 148

4.3 Fundamental Op-Amp Circuits 154

Summary 163

Problems 163

Chapter 5: Additional Analysis Techniques 171

5.1 Introduction 172

5.2 Superposition 174

5.3 Thévenin’s and Norton’s Theorems 179

5.4 Maximum Power Transfer 197

Summary 202

Problems 202

Chapter 6: Capacitance and Inductance 219

6.1 Capacitors 220

6.2 Inductors 227

6.3 Capacitor and Inductor Combinations 236

Summary 241

Problems 241

Chapter 7: First- and Second-Order Transient Circuits 252

7.1 Introduction 253

7.2 First-Order Circuits 254

7.3 Second-Order Circuits 275

Summary 289

Problems 289

Chapter 8: AC Steady-State Analysis 305

8.1 Sinusoids 306

8.2 Sinusoidal and Complex Forcing Functions 309

8.3 Phasors 312

8.4 Phasor Relationships for Circuit Elements 314

8.5 Impedance and Admittance 318

8.6 Phasor Diagrams 325

8.7 Basic Analysis Using Kirchhoff’s Laws 328

8.8 Analysis Techniques 331

Summary 344

Problems 344

Chapter 9: Steady-State Power Analysis 362

9.1 Instantaneous Power 363

9.2 Average Power 364

9.3 Maximum Average Power Transfer 369

9.4 Effective or rms Values 374

9.5 The Power Factor 377

9.6 Complex Power 379

9.7 Power Factor Correction 384

9.8 Single-Phase Three-Wire Circuits 388

9.9 Safety Considerations 391

Summary 399

Problems 399

Chapter 10: Magnetically Coupled Networks 411

10.1 Mutual Inductance 412

10.2 Energy Analysis 423

10.3 The Ideal Transformer 426

10.4 Safety Considerations 436

Summary 437

Problems 438

Chapter 11: Polyphase Circuits 450

11.1 Three-Phase Circuits 451

11.2 Three-Phase Connections 456

11.3 Source/Load Connections 457

11.4 Power Relationships 466

11.5 Power Factor Correction 471

Summary 475

Problems 475

Chapter 12: Variable-Frequency Network Performance 482

12.1 Variable Frequency-Response Analysis 483

12.2 Sinusoidal Frequency Analysis 491

12.3 Resonant Circuits 500

12.4 Scaling 521

12.5 Filter Networks 523

Summary 534

Problems 535

Chapter 13: The Laplace Transform 543

13.1 Definition 544

13.2 Two Important Singularity Functions 544

13.3 Transform Pairs 547

13.4 Properties of the Transform 549

13.5 Performing the Inverse Transform 551

13.6 Convolution Integral 557

13.7 Initial-Value and Final-Value Theorems 560

13.8 Solving Differential Equations with Laplace

Transforms 562

Summary 564

Problems 564

Chapter 14: Application of the Laplace Transform to Circuit Analysis 569

14.1 Laplace Circuit Solutions 570

14.2 Circuit Element Models 571

14.3 Analysis Techniques 573

14.4 Transfer Function 586

14.5 Steady-State Response 603

Summary 606

Problems 606

Chapter 15: Fourier Analysis Techniques 617

15.1 Fourier Series 618

15.2 Fourier Transform 641

Summary 651

Problems 651

Complex Numbers 659

Appendix: Complex Numbers 659

Index 666

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New To This Edition

  • Tools to help students build their problem-solving skills have been expanded to take full advantage of the combination of print and digital media. Key concepts are first described in text with illustrations, followed by detailed example solutions.  Additional problems -- Learning Assessments -- are given with their answers but not solutions provided. Most Learning Assessment are solved in detailed video tutorial in WileyPLUS.
    • Also in WileyPLUS, algorithmic problems give students the opportunity to practice the same types of problems with randomized values that change with repeated attempts.
  • In order to provide maximum flexibility, solved examples are available in online supplements that apply the most popular problem-solving programs, MATLAB, PSPICE or MultiSim. These examples are all based on problems in the text, and any or all of them can be integrated into custom editions of the text.
  • Approximately 1400 end of chapter problems have been greatly expanded and revised, including hundreds of new problems of all levels of difficulty.
  • Every chapter includes FE Exam Problems, which closely match the style and level of problems typically found on this standardized test taken by most engineering students before graduation.
  • Reading quiz questions enable students to self-assess their comprehension, giving faculty timely information on what students are currently working on, in order to address their needs.
  • Concept videos deliver ‘virtual office hours’, focusing on specific learning assessments within the text.
  • Students have access to conceptual and demonstration material featuring graphic examples and narrated videos in multiple modes.
  • Online math skills modules enable students and faculty to assess and reinforce fundamental skills, keeping students on track.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Extensive ‘teaching-by-example’ approach: key concepts are explained multiple times in varying formats to support diverse learning styles. 
  • The four-color design is employed to enhance and clarify both text and illustrations. This greatly improves the pedagogical presentation, particularly with complex circuit illustrations. A consistent color scheme for circuit elements and other graphic components is used throughout the text. 
  • Detailed, flexible coverage of the most popular problem-solving software – Pspice, MATLAB®, and LabView® – is provided in online supplements that can be included in custom print versions at the professor’s discretion.
  • Each chapter includes FE Exam Problems, which closely match the style and level of problems typically found on this standardized test taken by most engineering students before graduation
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Conversion Guide
Provides a list of new problems and those that were transferred from the 10th edition to the 11th edition.
Image Gallery
Use this digital repository of images displayed throughout the textbook to enliven your PowerPoint slides and interact with the reading assignments in the classroom.
Instructor's Solutions Manual
Contains detailed solutions to all questions, exercises, and problems in the textbook.
Online Chapters
Chapter 16 on Two-Port Networks, and Chapter 17 on Diodes.
PowerPoint Presentations
Our PowerPoint presentations contain a combination of key concepts allowing you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems from the textbook.
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
Online Chapters
Chapter 16 on Two-Port Networks, and Chapter 17 on Diodes.
Available Materials
by James A. Svoboda
June 2007, ©2007, Paperback
A PSpice and Orcad Capture manual (sold separately) that is written specifically for beginning students, and gives step-by-step instructions for using PSpice and Orcad Capture to analyze ac and dc circuits, circuits in the time domain to determine the complete response, and circuits in the frequency domain to determine the frequency response.
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