Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis by Ozgur ErgulA concise and original presentation of the fundamentals for 'new to the subject' electrical engineers This book has been written for students on electrical engineering courses who don't necessarily possess prior knowledge of electrical circuits. Based on the author's own teaching experience, it covers the analysis of simple electrical circuits consisting of a few essential components using fundamental and well-known methods and techniques. Although the above content has been included in other circuit analysis books, this one aims at teaching young engineers not only from electrical and electronics engineering, but also from other areas, such as mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mining engineering, and chemical engineering, with unique pedagogical features such as a puzzle-like approach and negative-case examples (such as the unique "When Things Go Wrong..." section at the end of each chapter). Believing that the traditional texts in this area can be overwhelming for beginners, the author approaches his subject by providing numerous examples for the student to solve and practice before learning more complicated components and circuits. These exercises and problems will provide instructors with in-class activities and tutorials, thus establishing this book as the perfect complement to the more traditional texts. All examples and problems contain detailed analysis of various circuits, and are solved using a 'recipe' approach, providing a code that motivates students to decode and apply to real-life engineering scenarios Covers the basic topics of resistors, voltage and current sources, capacitors and inductors, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws, nodal and mesh analysis, black-box approach, and Thevenin/Norton equivalent circuits for both DC and AC cases in transient and steady states Aims to stimulate interest and discussion in the basics, before moving on to more modern circuits with higher-level components Includes more than 130 solved examples and 120 detailed exercises with supplementary solutions Accompanying website to provide supplementary materials www.wiley.com/go/ergul4412
Introductory Circuits by Robert SpenceCompact but comprehensive, this textbook presents the essential concepts of electronic circuit theory. As well as covering classical linear theory involving resistance, capacitance and inductance it treats practical nonlinear circuits containing components such as operational amplifiers, Zener diodes and exponential diodes. The book's straightforward approach highlights the similarity between the equations describing direct current (DC), alternating current (AC) and small-signal nonlinear behaviour, thus making the analysis of these circuits easier to comprehend. Introductory Circuits explains: the laws and analysis of DC circuits including those containing controlled sources; AC circuits, focusing on complex currents and voltages, and with extension to frequency domain performance; opamp circuits, including their use in amplifiers and switches; change behaviour within circuits, whether intentional (small-signal performance) or caused by unwanted changes in components. In addition to worked examples within the text a number of problems for student solution are provided at the end of each chapter, ranging in difficulty from the simple to the more challenging. Most solutions for these problems are provided in the book, while others can be found on the accompanying website. Introductory Circuits is designed for first year undergraduate mechanical, biomedical, materials, chemical and civil engineering students who are taking short electrical engineering courses and find other texts on the subject too content-heavy for their needs. With its clear structure and consistent treatment of resistive, reactive and small-signal operation, this volume is also a great supporting text for mainstream electrical engineering students.