Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering

By: James W. Nilsson (author), Susan A. Riedel (author)Paperback

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For courses in Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineers. Introductory Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineering is a one-semester version of Electric Circuits, the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past decade. The one-semester version has retained the three themes which made Electric Circuits so successful, namely (1) It builds an understanding of concepts based on information the student has previously learned; (2) The text helps stress the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem-solving approaches; (3) The authors provide numerous examples and problems that use realistic values and situations to give students a strong foundation of engineering practice.

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Professor James W. Nilsson taught at Iowa State University for 39 years. Since retiring from Iowa State, he has been a visiting professor at Notre Dame, California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo, and the United States Air Force Academy. In 1962, he co-authored (with R.G. Brown) Introduction to Linear Systems Analysis (John Wiley & Sons). In 1968, he authored Introduction to Circuits, Instruments, and Electronics (Harcourt Brace and World). Professor Nilsson received a Standard Oil Outstanding Teacher Award in 1968, the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1992, and the McGraw-Hill Jacob Millman Award in 1995. In 1990, he was elected to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Professor Susan A. Riedel has been a member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University since 1981. She also holds a clinical research appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and was a visiting professor in the Bioengineering Unit at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, as a Fulbright Scholar during the 1989-1999 academic year. She has received two awards for teaching excellence at Marquette, and was recognized for her research contributions with an award from the Chicago Unit of the Shriner's Hospitals.


(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary and Problems section.) 1. Circuit Variables and Circuit Elements. Circuit Analysis: An Overview. Voltage, Current and the Basic Circuit Elements. The Ideal Basic Circuit Element. Power and Energy. Voltage and Current Sources. Electrical Resistance (Ohm's Law). Kirchoff's Laws. Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources. 2. Some Circuit Simplification Techniques. Practical Perspective: A Digital-to-Analog Resistive Ladder. Combining Resistors in Series and Parallel. Voltage and Current Dividers. Source Transformations. Superposition. Practical Perspective: Digital-to-Analog Resistive Ladder. 3. Techniques of Circuit Analysis.Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors. Terminology. Introduction to the Node-Voltage Method. The Node-Voltage Method and Dependent Sources. The Node-Voltage Method: Some Special Cases. Introduction to the Mesh-Current Method. The Mesh-Current Method and Dependent Sources. The Mesh-Current Method: Some Special Cases. The Node-Voltage Method Versus the Mesh-Current Method. Thevenin and Norton Equivalents. More on Deriving a Thevenin Equivalent. Maximum Power Transfer. Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors. 4. The Operational Amplifier.Practical Perspective: The Flash Converter. Operational Amplifier Terminals. Terminal Voltages and Currents. The Inverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Summing-Amplifier Circuit. The Non-inverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Difference-Amplifier Circuit. The Comparator. Practical Perspective: The Flash Converter. 5. The Natural and Step Response of RL and RC Circuits.Practical Perspective: Dual Slope Analog-to-Digital Converter. The Inductor. The Capacitor. Series-Parallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance. Natural Response of RL and RC Circuits. Step Response of RL and RC Circuits. The Integrating Amplifier. Practical Perspective: Dual Slope Analog-to-Digital Converter. 6. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits.Practical Perspective: Parasitic. Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Step Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit. The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit. Practical Perspective: Parasitic Inductance. 7. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis.Practical Perspective: Household Distribution Circuit. The Sinusoidal Source. The Sinusoidal Response. The Phasor. The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain. Kirchhoff's Laws in the Frequency Domain. Circuit Simplifications. The Node-Voltage Method. The Mesh-Current Method. Instantaneous, Average, and Reactive Power. The RMS Value and Power Calculations. Complex Power and Power Calculations. Practical Perspective: Household Distribution Circuit. 8. Introduction to the Laplace Transform.Practical Perspective: A Two-Stage RC-Ladder. Definition of the Laplace Transform. The Step Function. The Impulse Function. Functional Transforms. Operational Transforms. Applying the Laplace Transform. Inverse Transforms. Poles and Zeros of F(s). Initial and Final Value Theorems. Practical Perspective: Two-Stage RC-Ladder Network. 9. The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis.Practical Perspective: Creation of a Voltage Surge. Circuit Elements in the s-Domain. Circuit Analysis in the s-Domain. Applications. The Transfer Function. The Transfer Function in Partial Fraction Expansions. The Transfer Function and the Convolution Integral. The Transfer Function and the Steady-State Sinusoidal Response. The Impulse Function in Circuit Analysis. Practical Perspective: Creation of a Voltage Surge. Appendix A: International System of Units.Appendix B: Complex Numbers.Appendix C: An Abbreviated Table of Trigonometric Identities.Appendix D: An Abbreviated Table of Integrals.Appendix E: Answers to Selected Problems.Index.

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  • publication date: 08/10/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780130198556
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780130198556
  • weight: 1025
  • ISBN10: 0130198552

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