**Foundation Title.** Electric Circuits is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past decade. The book has remained popular due to its success in implementing three themes throughout the text: (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 in 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 1989-90 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.

Electric Circuits is the most widely used introductory circuits reference book of the past decade. The book has remained popular due to its success in implementing three themes throughout-

(1) It builds an understanding of concepts based on information the reader has previously learned; (2) The book 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, giving the reader a strong foundation of engineering practice.

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**Book Description **Prentice Hall, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: (NOTE: Each chapter includes one or two Practical Perspectives, a Summary, and Problems.) 1. Circuit Variables. Electrical Engineering: An Overview. The International System of Units. Circuit Analysis: An Overview. Voltage and Current. The Ideal Basic Circuit Element. Power and Energy. 2. Circuit Elements. Voltage and Current Sources. Electrical Resistance (Ohm''s Law). Construction of a Circuit Model. Kirchhoff''s Laws. Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources. 3. Simple Resistive Circuits. Resistors in Series. Resistors in Parallel. The Voltage-Divider Circuit. The Current-Divider Circuit. Measuring Voltage and Current. The Wheatstone Bridge. Delta-to-Wye (Pi-to-Tee) Equivalent Circuits. 4. Techniques of Circuit Analysis. 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. Source Transformations. Thevenin and Norton Equivalents. More on Deriving a Thevenin Equivalent. Maximum Power Transfer. Superposition. 5. The Operational Amplifier. Operational Amplifier Terminals. Terminal Voltages Currents. The Inverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Summing-Amplifier Circuit. The Noninverting-Amplifier Circuit. The Difference-Amplifier Circuit. A More Realistic Model for the Operational Amplifier. 6. Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance. The Inductor. The Capacitor. Series-Parallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance. Mutual Inductance. A Closer Look at Mutual Inductance. 7. Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits. The Natural Response of an RL Circuit. The Natural Response of an RC Circuit. The Step Response of RL and RC Circuits. A General Solution for Step and Natural Responses. Sequential Switching. Unbounded Response. The Integrating Amplifier. 8. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits. 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. A Circuit with Two Integrating Amplifiers. 9. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis. The Sinusoidal Source. The Sinusoidal Response. The Phasor. The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain. Kirchhoff''s Laws in the Frequency Domain. Series, Parallel, and Delta-to-Wye Simplifications. Source Transformations and Thevenin-Norton Equivalent Circuits. The Node-Voltage Method. The Mesh-Current Method. The Transformer. The Ideal Transformer. Phasor Diagrams. 10. Sinusoidal Steady-State Power Calculations. Instantaneous Power. Average and Reactive Power. The rms Value and Power Calculations. Complex Power. Power Calculations. Maximum Power Transfer. 11. Balanced Three-Phase Circuits. Balanced Three-Phase Voltages. Three-Phase Voltage Sources. Analysis of the Wye-Wye Circuit. Analysis of the Wye-Delta Circuit. Power Calculations in Balanced Three-Phased Circuits. Measuring Average Power in Three-Phase Circuits. 12. Introduction to the Laplace Transform. Definition of the Laplace Transform. The Step Function. The Impulse Function. Functional Transforms. Operational Transforms. Applying the Laplace Transform. Inverse Transforms. Pole and Zeros of F (s). Initial- and Final-Value Theorems. 13. The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis. 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. 14. Introduction to Frequency-Selective Circuits. Some Preliminaries. Low-Pass Filters. High-Pass Filters. Bandpas. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130321206

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