Engineers and scientists frequently find themselves having to get involved in electronic circuit design even though this may not be their specialty. This book is specifically designed for these situations, and has two major advantages for the inexperienced designer: it assumes little prior knowledge of electronics and it takes a modular approach, so you can find just what you need without working through a whole chapter. The first three parts of the book start by refreshing the basic mathematics and physics needed to understand circuit design. Part four discusses individual components (resistors, capacitors etc.), while the final and largest section describes commonly encountered circuit elements such as differentiators, oscillators, filters and couplers. A major bonus and learning aid is the inclusion of a CD-ROM with the student edition of the PSpice simulation software, together with models of most of the circuits described in the book.
Scott Hamilton was Senior Lecturer at Manchester University in the UK, where, in addition to his research activities, he spent more than 30 years teaching electronic circuit design to undergraduate and graduate students. He is now retired.
Preface; List of symbols; Part I. Mathematics: Introduction; 1.1 Trigonometry; 1.2 Geometry; 1.3 Series expansions; 1.4 Logarithms; 1.5 Exponentials; 1.6 Vectors; 1.7 Complex numbers; 1.8 Differentiation; 1.9 Integration; 1.10 Equations and determinants; 1.11 Fourier transforms; 1.12 Laplace transforms; 1.13 Differential equations; 1.14 Convolution; Part II. Physics: Introduction; 2.1 Current flow; 2.2 Energies; 2.3 Kirchhoff's laws; 2.4 Faraday's law; 2.5 Electric and magnetic fields; 2.6 Magnetism and relativity; 2.7 Maxwell's equations; 2.8 Skin effect; 2.9 Quantization; 2.10 Dielectrics and permittivity; 2.11 Magnetic materials; 2.12 Units of electromagnetism; 2.13 Noise; Part III. Circuit Mathematics: Introduction; 3.1 Circuit laws; 3.2 A.C. theory; 3.3 Phasors; 3.4 Phase and amplitude; 3.5 Resonance; 3.6 Bandwidth and risetime; 3.7 Pulse and transient response; 3.8 Equivalent circuits; 3.9 Dispersion and absorption; 3.10 Feedback; 3.11 Noise in circuits; 3.12 Hysteresis; 3.13 Bridges; 3.14 Approximation; 3.15 Control systems; 3.16 Filters; 3.17 Transmission lines; Part IV. Circuit Elements: Introduction; 4.1 Resistors; 4.2 Capacitors; 4.3 Inductors; 4.4 Transformers; 4.5 Diodes; 4.6 Bipolar transistors; 4.7 Field effect transistors; 4.8 Temperature dependent resistors; 4.9 Coaxial cables; 4.10 Crystals; Part V. SPICE Circuits: Introduction; 5.1 Absolute value circuit; 5.2 Oscilloscope probes; 5.3 Operational amplifier circuits; 5.4 Rectifier circuits; 5.5 Integrator; 5.6 Differentiator; 5.7 Two-phase oscillator; 5.8 Wien-Bridge oscillator; 5.9 Current sources and mirrors; 5.10 Power supplies; 5.11 Current-feedback amplifiers; 5.12 Fast operational picoammeter; 5.13 Three-pole, single amplifier filter; 5.14 Open-loop response; 5.15 Lumped or distributed?; 5.16 Immittance through the looking glass: gyrators, frequency dependent negative resistors and negative immittance converters; 5.17 Maser gain simulation; 5.18 Frequency independent phase shifter; 5.19 Ratemeter; 5.20 Baluns and high frequency transformers; 5.21 Directional coupler; 5.22 Power control or hotswitch; 5.23 Modulation control of a resonant circuit; 5.24 Photomultiplier gating circuit; 5.25 Transatlantic telegraph cable; 5.26 Chaos; 5.27 Spice; Notes; Bibliography; Index.