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Electric Circuits by James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel

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  • Author: James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel
  • Title: Electric Circuits
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  • Prerequisities: Calculus/Engineering Mathematics (introductory complex analysis and linear analysis), Introductory Physics, Introductory Engineering
  • Level: Undergraduate, Intermediate (2nd year)

From the publisher: Electric Circuits 9/e is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved over the years to meet the changing learning styles of students, importantly, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged. The goals are:

- To build an understanding of concepts and ideas explicitly in terms of previous learning
- To emphasize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem solving approaches
- To provide students with a strong foundation of engineering practices.

Designed for use in a one or two-semester Introductory Circuit Analysis or Circuit Theory Course taught in Electrical or Computer Engineering Departments.

I used the second edition from 1986 as a reference. It is a good general reference for upper level. The book published by Addison-Wesley in its Series in Electrical Engineering.

Table of Contents -

Chapter 1 Circuit Variables  2
Practical Perspective: Balancing Power
1.1 Electrical Engineering: An Overview
1.2 The International System of Units
1.3 Circuit Analysis: An Overview
1.4 Voltage and Current
1.5 The Ideal Basic Circuit Element
1.6 Power and Energy

Practical Perspective: Balancing Power

Chapter 2 Circuit Elements 24
Practical Perspective: Electrical Safety
2.1 Voltage and Current Sources
2.2 Electrical Resistance (Ohm’s Law)
2.3 Construction of a Circuit Model
2.4 Kirchhoff’s Laws
2.5 Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources

Practical Perspective: Electrical Safety

Chapter 3 Simple Resistive Circuits 56
Practical Perspective: A Rear Window Defroster
3.1 Resistors in Series
3.2 Resistors in Parallel
3.3 The Voltage-Divider and Current-Divider Circuits
3.4 Voltage Division and Current Division
3.5 Measuring Voltage and Current
3.6 Measuring Resistance—The Wheatstone Bridge
3.7 Delta-to-Wye (Pi-to-Tee) Equivalent Circuits

Practical Perspective: A Rear Window Defroster

Chapter 4 Techniques of Circuit Analysis 88
Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors
4.1 Terminology
4.2 Introduction to the Node-Voltage Method
4.3 The Node-Voltage Method and Dependent Sources
4.4 The Node-Voltage Method: Some Special Cases
4.5 Introduction to the Mesh-Current Method
4.6 The Mesh-Current Method and Dependent Sources
4.7 The Mesh-Current Method: Some Special Cases
4.8 The Node-Voltage Method Versus the Mesh-Current Method
4.9 Source Transformations
4.10 Thévenin and Norton Equivalents
4.11 More on Deriving a Thévenin Equivalent
4.12 Maximum Power Transfer
4.13 Superposition

Practical Perspective: Circuits with Realistic Resistors

Chapter 5 The Operational Amplifier 144
Practical Perspective: Strain Gages
5.1 Operational Amplifier Terminals
5.2 Terminal Voltages and Currents 
5.3 The Inverting-Amplifier Circuit
5.4 The Summing-Amplifier Circuit
5.5 The Noninverting-Amplifier Circuit
5.6 The Difference-Amplifier Circuit
5.7 A More Realistic Model for the Operational Amplifier

Practical Perspective: Strain Gages

Chapter 6 Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance 174
Practical Perspective: Proximity Switches
6.1 The Inductor
6.2 The Capacitor
6.3 Series-Parallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance
6.4 Mutual Inductance
6.5 A Closer Look at Mutual Inductance

Practical Perspective: Proximity Switches

Chapter 7 Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits 212
Practical Perspective: A Flashing Light Circuit
7.1 The Natural Response of an RL Circuit 
7.2 The Natural Response of an RC Circuit
7.3 The Step Response of RL and RC Circuits
7.4 A General Solution for Step and Natural Responses
7.5 Sequential Switching
7.6 Unbounded Response 
7.7 The Integrating Amplifier

Practical Perspective: A Flashing Light Circuit

Chapter 8 Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits 264
Practical Perspective: An Ignition Circuit
8.1 Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.2 The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.3 The Step Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
8.4 The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit
8.5 A Circuit with Two Integrating Amplifiers

Practical Perspective: An Ignition Circuit

Chapter 9 Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis 306
Practical Perspective: A Household Distribution Circuit
9.1 The Sinusoidal Source
9.2 The Sinusoidal Response
9.3 The Phasor
9.4 The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain
9.5 Kirchhoff’s Laws in the Frequency Domain
9.6 Series, Parallel, and Delta-to-Wye Simplifications
9.7 Source Transformations and Thévenin-Norton Equivalent Circuits
9.8 The Node-Voltage Method
9.9 The Mesh-Current Method
9.10 The Transformer 334
9.11 The Ideal Transformer
9.12 Phasor Diagrams

Practical Perspective: A Household Distribution Circuit

Chapter 10 Sinusoidal Steady-State Power Calculations 360
Practical Perspective: Heating Appliances
10.1 Instantaneous Power
10.2 Average and Reactive Power
10.3 The rms Value and Power Calculations 
10.4 Complex Power 
10.5 Power Calculations
10.6 Maximum Power Transfer

Practical Perspective: Heating Appliances

Chapter 11 Balanced Three-Phase Circuits 398
Practical Perspective: Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power
11.1 Balanced Three-Phase Voltages 
11.2 Three-Phase Voltage Sources
11.3 Analysis of the Wye-Wye Circuit
11.4 Analysis of the Wye-Delta Circuit
11.5 Power Calculations in Balanced Three-Phase Circuits
11.6 Measuring Average Power in Three-Phase Circuit

Practical Perspective: Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power

Chapter 12 Introduction to the Laplace Transform 428
Practical Perspective: Transient Effects
12.1 Definition of the Laplace Transform
12.2 The Step Function
12.3 The Impulse Function
12.4 Functional Transforms 
12.5 Operational Transforms
12.6 Applying the Laplace Transfor
12.7 Inverse Transforms
12.8 Poles and Zeros of F(s)
12.9 Initial- and Final-Value Theorems

Practical Perspective: Transient Effects

Chapter 13 The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis 466
Practical Perspective: Surge Suppressors
13.1 Circuit Elements in the s Domain
13.2 Circuit Analysis in the s Domain 
13.3 Applications
13.4 The Transfer Function
13.5 The Transfer Function in Partial Fraction Expansions
13.6 The Transfer Function and the Convolution Integral
13.7 The Transfer Function and the Steady-State Sinusoidal Response
13.8 The Impulse Function in Circuit Analysis

Practical Perspective: Surge Suppressors

Chapter 14 Introduction to Frequency Selective Circuits  522
Practical Perspective: Pushbutton Telephone Circuits
14.1 Some Preliminaries
14.2 Low-Pass Filters 
14.3 High-Pass Filters
14.4 Bandpass Filters 
14.5 Bandreject Filters

Practical Perspective: Pushbutton Telephone Circuits

Chapter 15 Active Filter Circuits 558
Practical Perspective: Bass Volume Control
15.1 First-Order Low-Pass and High-Pass Filters
15.2 Scaling
15.3 Op Amp Bandpass and Bandreject Filters
15.4 Higher Order Op Amp Filters
15.5 Narrowband Bandpass and Bandreject Filters

Practical Perspective: Bass Volume Control

Chapter 16 Fourier Series  604
Practical Perspective: Active High-Q Filters
16.1 Fourier Series Analysis: An Overview
16.2 The Fourier Coefficients
16.3 The Effect of Symmetry on the Fourier Coefficients
16.4 An Alternative Trigonometric Form of the Fourier Series
16.5 An Application
16.6 Average-Power Calculations with Periodic Functions
16.7 The rms Value of a Periodic Function
16.8 The Exponential Form of the Fourier Series
16.9 Amplitude and Phase Spectra

Practical Perspective: Active High-Q Filters

Chapter 17 The Fourier Transform  644
Practical Perspective: Filtering Digital Signals
17.1 The Derivation of the Fourier Transform 
17.2 The Convergence of the Fourier Integral 
17.3 Using Laplace Transforms to Find Fourier Transforms
17.4 Fourier Transforms in the Limit
17.5 Some Mathematical Properties
17.6 Operational Transforms
17.7 Circuit Applications
17.8 Parseval’s Theorems

Practical Perspective: Filtering Digital Signals

Chapter 18 Two-Port Circuits 678
Practical Perspective: Characterizing an Unknown Circuit
18.1 The Terminal Equations
18.2 The Two-Port Parameters 
18.3 Analysis of the Terminated Two-Port Circuit
18.4 Interconnected Two-Port Circuits

Practical Perspective: Characterizing an Unknown Circuit

Appendix A The Solution of Linear Simultaneous Equations 705
A.1 Preliminary Steps
A.2 Cramer’s Method 
A.3 The Characteristic Determinant
A.4 The Numerator Determinant
A.5 The Evaluation of a Determinant
A.6 Matrices
A.7 Matrix Algebra
A.8 Identity, Adjoint, and Inverse Matrices
A.9 Partitioned Matrices
A.10 Applications

Appendix B Complex Numbers 725
B.1 Notation
B.2 The Graphical Representation of a Complex Number
B.3 Arithmetic Operations
B.4 Useful Identities
B.5 The Integer Power of a Complex Number
B.6 The Roots of a Complex Number

Appendix C More on Magnetically Coupled Coils and Ideal Transformers 731
C.1 Equivalent Circuits for Magnetically Coupled Coils
C.2 The Need for Ideal Transformers in the Equivalent Circuits

Appendix D The Decibel 739

Appendix E Bode Diagrams  741
E.1 Real, First-Order Poles and Zeros
E.2 Straight-Line Amplitude Plots
E.3 More Accurate Amplitude Plots
E.4 Straight-Line Phase Angle Plots
E.5 Bode Diagrams: Complex Poles and Zeros
E.6 Amplitude Plots
E.7 Correcting Straight-Line Amplitude Plots
E.8 Phase Angle Plots

Appendix F An Abbreviated Table of Trigonometric Identities

Appendix G An Abbreviated Table of Integrals

Appendix H Common Standard Component Values

Answers to Selected Problems

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