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Classical Book for learning AC circuit analysis

  1. Mar 2, 2016 #1


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    I havent used any book for AC circuit analysis yet. I have learnt the basics of phasor diagrams which my teacher taught in the class (We were only taught series combination of LCR circuits). Can anyone suggest a book to learn more about circuit analysis (like source transformations, Norton's theorem, etc)?

    (I know complex numbers and its geometrical interpretation and I have learnt DC circuit analysis like Kirchoff's laws)
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  3. Mar 7, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Mar 8, 2016 #3


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    @Greg Bernhardt I don't have anything else to add. It's a simple question.
  5. Mar 8, 2016 #4


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    Sorry no one has chimed in - hopefully someone that knows more than I will answer. There are many circuits books that are probably fine. Look in your library if possible. Ohterwise, used copies of old editions of standard books like Hayt or Sadiku or Nilsson can be purchased for little money and would probably be fine:




    I personally learned from Kelley and Nichols, which was not standard or widely used, but I thought it was pretty good:
    It does not include Laplace transforms, but does have a lot of example problems.

    Again, check out your library if possible.

  6. Mar 16, 2016 #5


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    My institution starts with https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...155745&sr=8-2&keywords=dorf+electric+circuits by Dorf. This'll get you buy for the most basic/introductory circuits and it includes Source Transformation, Thevenin, and Norton Equivalent circuits (Chapter 5), and phasor notation (Chapter 10). It also has Laplace Transforms (Chapter 14). I personally felt like I was able to learn the material well from it.
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