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Circuit Analysis--Theory & Practice (2nd Ed.)

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Publisher Comments:
The mathematical foundation and the practical application of circuit theory in this highly readable book will prove invaluable to students enrolled in electronics engineeringtechnology curriculum and professionals alike. This one-of-a-kind text provides comprehensive coverage of circuit analysis topics, including fundamentals of DC and AC circuits, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, and computer methods. Hundreds of step by step examples lead the user through the critical thinking processes required to solve problems. Two popular computer simulation packages, OrCAD PSpice Version 9 and Electronics Workbench are integrated throughout the book to support "what-if" situations. With the Online Companion, users can access a web site that contains RealAudio sound-clips that present more in-depth discussions of the most difficult topics covered in each chapter.

Book News Annotation:
A text for electronics students in introductory circuit analysis courses. Coverage includes fundamentals of ac and dc circuits, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetic circuits, base transients, and Fourier analysis. Pedagogical features include historical vignettes, different types of problems, review questions, and worked examples. Appendices provide review and supplementary material, plus a short tutorial on OrCAD PSpice. This second edition offers new problems, including project problems, and a companion web site. Material on OrCAD PSpice and Electronics Workbench has been integrated throughout. The authors teach at Red River College, Canada.
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Written for a first course in circuit analysis at the EET level, this updated edition provides user-friendly, easy-to-understand coverage of fundamental circuit analysis topics including standards of DC and AC, methods of analysis, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, and more. Unique learning features enhance every chapter, such as "Putting it into Perspective" historical vignettes and "Putting it into Practice" applications. A hallmark of this edition is the inclusion of two popular computer application packages, MultiSIM and Cadence PSpice, both in their latest versions and integrated throughout to help user learn via hands-on simulation and to permit exploration of "what if?" type scenarios.

About the Author
Allan Robbins, B.Sc. (EE), M.Sc. (EE) is an Instructor for Electronic Engineering Technology at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has served as both Section Chair and Treasurer of the Electronics Industry Association of Manitoba and Formerly Director of Training, Industrial Applications of Microelectronics Center.Wilhelm Miller is the chair of the Electronic Engineering Technology Department at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has served as President of the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM). He is also the Chair of the Panel of Examiners for the CTTAM, and is a member of the IEEE.

Table of Contents
Preface. FOUNDATIONS DC CONCEPTS: Introduction. Voltage and Current. Resistance. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy. BASIC DC ANALYSIS: Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Series - Parallel Circuits. Methods of Analysis. Network Theorems. CAPACITORS AND INDUCTANCE: Capacitors and Capacitance. Capacitive Transients, Pulse and Waveshaping. Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits. Inductance and Inductors. Inductive Transients. FOUNDATION AC CONCEPTS: AC Fundamentals. R, L, and C Elements and the Impedance Concept. Power in AC Circuits. IMPEDANCE NETWORK: AC Series - Parallel Circuits. Methods of AC Analysis. AC Network Theorems. Resonance. Filters and the Bode Plot. Three-Phase Systems. Transformers. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms.

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