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Circuit Analysis For Dummies

John Santiago

ISBN: 978-1-118-59056-0 April 2013 384 Pages


Circuits overloaded from electric circuit analysis?

Many universities require that students pursuing a degree in electrical or computer engineering take an Electric Circuit Analysis course to determine who will "make the cut" and continue in the degree program. Circuit Analysis For Dummies will help these students to better understand electric circuit analysis by presenting the information in an effective and straightforward manner.

Circuit Analysis For Dummies gives you clear-cut information about the topics covered in an electric circuit analysis courses to help further your understanding of the subject. By covering topics such as resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's laws, equivalent sub-circuits, and energy storage, this book distinguishes itself as the perfect aid for any student taking a circuit analysis course.

  • Tracks to a typical electric circuit analysis course
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to your circuit analysis text
  • Helps you score high on exam day

Whether you're pursuing a degree in electrical or computer engineering or are simply interested in circuit analysis, you can enhance you knowledge of the subject with Circuit Analysis For Dummies.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Circuit Analysis 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Circuit Analysis 7

Chapter 2: Clarifying Basic Circuit Concepts and Diagrams 15

Chapter 3: Exploring Simple Circuits with Kirchhoff’s Laws 25

Chapter 4: Simplifying Circuit Analysis with Source Transformation and Division Techniques 41

Part II: Applying Analytical Methods for Complex Circuits  65

Chapter 5: Giving the Nod to Node-Voltage Analysis 67

Chapter 6: Getting in the Loop on Mesh Current Equations 83

Chapter 7: Solving One Problem at a Time Using Superposition 95

Chapter 8: Applying Thévenin’s and Norton’s Theorems 113

Part III: Understanding Circuits with Transistors

and Operational Amplifiers 131

Chapter 9: Dependent Sources and the Transistors That Involve Them 133

Chapter 10: Letting Operational Amplifi ers Do the Tough Math Fast 155

Part IV: Applying Time-Varying Signals to First- and Second-Order Circuits 173

Chapter 11: Making Waves with Funky Functions 175

Chapter 12: Spicing Up Circuit Analysis with Capacitors and Inductors 193

Chapter 13: Tackling First-Order Circuits 211

Chapter 14: Analyzing Second-Order Circuits 233

Part V: Advanced Techniques and

Applications in Circuit Analysis 253

Chapter 15: Phasing in Phasors for Wave Functions 255

Chapter 16: Predicting Circuit Behavior with Laplace Transform Techniques 273

Chapter 17: Implementing Laplace Techniques for Circuit Analysis 295

Chapter 18: Focusing on the Frequency Responses 313

Part VI: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 19: Ten Practical Applications for Circuits 337

Chapter 20: Ten Technologies Affecting Circuits 341

Index 345