Computer Simulated Experiments for Electric Circuits Using Electronics Workbench

Computer Simulated Experiments for Electric Circuits Using Electronics Workbench

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For middle level courses in DC/AC circuits.Created to provide a safer and more cost effective lab environment, these innovative manuals introduce new methods to learning and understanding circuit analysis concepts by using Electronics Workbench to simulate actual lab experiments on the computer. Using the latest circuit simulation software, they allow for easy circuit modification, more extensive troubleshooting experiments, and more powerful computational tools. Students work with circuits drawn on the computer screen and with simulated instruments that act like actual laboratory instruments. Circuits can be modified easily with on-screen editing, and analysis results provide fast, accurate feedback. The manuals provide extensive technical preparation for each interactive experiment, and a series of questions about the results of each experiment requires students to think about and to analyze the results of the experiments in more depth than is customary in other lab manuals.The computer simulations provide a more cost effective, safer, and more thorough and efficient approach to circuit analysis than using hardwired experiments; however, the experiments include Materials Lists and Circuit Diagrams so that they may be done either with computer simulations or in a hardwired laboratory.The lab manuals can be used with any DC/AC, Digital Electronics, or Electric Circuits texts.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 227.8 x 275.8 x 35.6mm | 756.42g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130845086
  • 9780130845085

Table of contents

I. DIRECT CURRENT (DC) CIRCUITS. Experiment 1. Voltage and Current in DC Circuits. Experiment 2. Ohm's Law - Resistance. Experiment 3. Resistors in Series - Kirchhoff's Voltage Law. Experiment 4. Resistors in Parallel - Kirchhoff's Current Law. Experiment 5. Series-Parallel Circuits. Experiment 6. Voltage and Current Divider Rules. Experiment 7. Electrical Power in DC Circuits. Experiment 8. Nodal Voltage Circuit Analysis. Experiment 9. Mesh Current Circuit Analysis. Experiment 10. Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits. II. INSTRUMENTS. Experiment 11. Loading Effects of DC Instruments. Experiment 12. The Oscilloscope and Function Generator. III. CAPACITANCE AND INDUCTANCE. Experiment 13. Capacitance - Series and Parallel Capacitors. Experiment 14. Charging and Discharging Capacitors. Experiment 15. Inductance - Series and Parallel Inductors. Experiment 16. Transients in Inductors. Experiment 17. Transients in RLC Circuits. IV. ALTERNATING CURRENT IN (AC) CIRCUITS. Experiment 18. Voltage and Current in AC Circuits-RMS. Experiment 19. Inductive Reactance. Experiment 20. Capacitive Reactance. Experiment 21. Impedance of Series AC Circuits. Experiment 22. Admittance of Parallel AC Circuits. Experiment 23. Power and Power Factor in AC Circuits. Experiment 24. Series AC Impedances - Kirchoff's Voltage Law. Experiment 25. Parallel AC Admittances - Kirchhoff's Current Law. Experiment 26. Nodal Analysis in AC Circuits. Experiment 27. Mesh Analysis in AC Circuits. Experiment 28. Thevenin Equivalent for AC Circuits. Experiment 29. Series Resonance. Experiment 30. Parallel Resonance. Experiment 31. Passive Filters and Bode Plots. Appendix: Notes on Using Electronics Workbench. Bibliography.
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