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Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis

Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis

Clayton R. Paul

ISBN: 978-0-471-37195-3

Jun 2000

760 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Focusing on the development of fundamental skills, this new text is designed for a one-semester course in the analysis of linear circuits. The author meticulously covers the important topics within a sound pedagogical organization while minimizing unnecessary detail so that the student can develop a lasting and sound set of analysis skills.

The major topics presented include the analysis of resistive circuits (including controlled sources and op amps) and the analysis of circuits in the sinusoidal steady state (phasor analysis). Emphasized also is the analysis of circuits in the time domain in response to a disturbance (switching operations and the unit step and unit impulse responses) and is developed primarily using the Laplace transform. A brief description of the classical method of solving the circuit differential equations is included.

Related Resources

Basic Definitions and Laws.

Basic Circuit Elements and Analysis Techniques.

Additional Circuit Analysis Techniques.

The Operational Amplifier (OpAmp).

The Energy Storage Elements.

Sinusoidal Excitation of Circuits.

The General Time-Domain Response of Circuits.

  • Meticulously proofread, this book is error-free and is enhanced by a comprehensive package of support material.
  • Chapter 6 presents a logical development of the Phasor method for analyzing the steady state response of a circuit to sinusoidal sources.
  • Chapter 7 contains a simplified discussion of the Laplace transform for analyzing time-domain circuits that is directly related to analyzing simple electric circuits. The classical method of solving the circuit differential equations is also briefly covered.
  • Chapter 1 features a novel way of applying Kirchhoff's Voltage Law that helps the student minimize sign errors.
  • SPICE (PSPICE) and MATLAB are thoroughly discussed and examples of their use are found at the end of each chapter so that instructors can omit the coverage of these topics with no loss in continuity.
  • Numerous Example Problems and Exercise Problems along with the correct answers are included to illustrate each new technique or concept.
  • Each chapter includes several real-world application examples to illustrate the use of the material.
  • All-important equations are contained in boxes in order to highlight their significance to the student.
  • All illustrations and tables found in the text are available in PowerPoint.
  • Included also are more than 20 Sample Tests containing about 150 questions. Available in MS-Word in two versions—one, with questions only, and one, with questions and solutions.
  • A Web Site details a description of the text, preface, table of contents, list of online supplements, and links to related software websites.