DC/AC Circuits and Electronics

DC/AC Circuits and Electronics : Principles and Applications

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The first in Delmar Learning's Herrick & Jacob Series, six tightly integrated electronics engineering technology texts, DC/AC Circuits and Electronics: Principles & Applications teaches readers how to apply basic laws and analysis techniques to traditional introductory circuits, as well as popular, real-world DC and AC circuits. Central to this book is its ability to engage readers who are new to the study of electronics in interesting and useful concepts from the start, guiding them in their efforts to learn how to develop and apply fundamental laws. Throughout the book, only those circuit theorems and analysis techniques that are practical and typically used in real-world circuit analysis are addressed. In addition, Kirchhoff's Current Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law and Ohm's Law are introduced in separate, stand-alone chapters to ensure that the reader has a complete understanding of each law before attempting to apply all or part to traditional series and parallel circuits. Level and rigor make this book an ideal choice for use in programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
In addition, the same circuits presented in DC/AC Circuits and Electronics: Principles & Applications also appear in subsequent books in this series, encouraging readers to enlarge the envelope of performance and revisit techniques as they gain increasingly sophisticated knowledge of circuit theories and operations.
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  • Mixed media product | 1088 pages
  • 217.4 x 229.1 x 49mm | 2,150.05g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766820831
  • 9780766820838

Table of contents

1. Units and Number Notation Lecture 1 1.1. Units of Measurement 1.2. Significant Figures 1.3. Powers of 10 1.4. Powers of 10 Algebra 1.5. Scientific and Engineering Notation 1.6. Unit Prefixes 1.7. Unit Consistency and Conversions 1.8. Order of mathematical Operations 2. Current, Voltage and Common Lecture 2 2.1. Atomic Structure and Charge 2.2. Conductor, Insulator, Semiconductor 2.3. Current 2.4. Current Meter Connection 2.5. Voltage 2.6. Voltmeter Connection Lecture 3 2.7. Common 2.8. Ideal Fixed (DC) Voltage Supply 2.9. Node Voltage 2.10. Voltage Notation Applied to Circuits 3. Resistance Lecture 4 3.1. Resistance 3.2. Conductance 3.3. Characteristic Curve 3.4. Short and Open Circuits Lecture 5 3.5. Switches 3.6. Ideal Diode Ideal diode Practical diode - silicon and germanium 3.7. Fixed Resistance - the Color Code 3.8. Ohmmeter Measurements 4. Resistance Applications Lecture 6 4.1. Wire Table 4.2. Fuses and Circuit Breakers 4.3. Potentiometers and Rheostats 4.4. Temperature Effects 4.5. Sensors Utilizing Resistance 5. KCL - Kirchhoff's Current Law Lecture 7 5.1. KCL - Kirchhoff's Current Law 5.2. KCL and the Simple Node 5.3. KCL and the Voltage Node Bridge circuit 5.4. KCL and the Super Node Lecture 8 5.5. KCL and a BJT Circuit BJT controlled LED current 5.6. KCL and an Op Amp Circuit Inverting aummer amplifier 5.7. KCL Alternate Form 6. KVL - Kirchhoff's Voltage Law Lecture 9 6.1. KVL - Kirchhoff's Voltage Law 6.2. KVL Analogy 6.3. KVL Multiple Loop Circuits 6.4. KVL, Node Voltages, Voltage Drops 6.5. Voltage Walkabout 6.6. Node Voltages and Voltage Drops Lecture 10 6.7. KVL and a BJT Circuit BJT controlled LED current 6.8. KVL and a MOSFET Circuit MOSFET source follower circuit 6.9. KVL and an Op Amp Circuit Op amp noninverting voltage amplifier 6.10. KVL Alternate Form 7. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy Lecture 11 7.1. Ohm's Law - An Experiment 7.2. Ohm's Law of Resistance 7.3. Nonlinear Resistance Silicon diode characteristic curve LED characteristic curve Lecture 12 7.4. Power Rule 7.5. Power Rule - Resistance Forms 7.6. BJT Circuit Application 7.7. MOSFET Circuit Application Lecture 13 7.8. Op Amp Circuit Application 7.9. Electrical Energy 8. Series Circuits Lecture 14 8.1. Series Circuits and the Laws Computer Simulations 8.2. Resistive Series Circuit Analysis Lecture 15 8.3. Resistance of a Series Circuit 8.4. Current Meter Loading Lecture 16 8.5. VDR - Voltage Divider Rule BJT Voltage Divider Bias MOSFET Voltage Divider Bias 8.6. Real Voltage Supply Model Batteries and Electronic Supplies Maximum Load Current - Full Load Percent Load Voltage Regulation Lecture 17 8.7. Thevenin's Theorem What's in the box? Measuring ETH and measuring/calculating RTH 8.8. Voltage Supplies in Series Flashlight Batteries Battery Charger Ideal, 2nd, and 3rd Approximation Diode Models Zener Diode Voltage Regulator 9. Essentially Series Lecture 18 9.1. Ideal Operational Amplifier 9.2. Comparator Op Amp Lecture 19 9.3. Comparator with Positive Feedback Lecture 20 9.4. Amplifier: Op Amp with Negative Feedback Temperature to Voltage Converter: Zero & Span 10. Parallel Circuits Lecture 21 10.1. Parallel Circuit: KVL, Ohm's Law, KCL Commercial AC Electrical Energy Auto and RV Electrical Systems 10.2. Conductance and Resistance of a Parallel Circuit Lecture 22 10.3. Current Divider Rule 10.4. Current Sources BJT model 4-20 mA Loops - Control Electronics Temperature to Voltage to 4-20 mA Loop Converter 10.5. Parallel Current Sources Lecture 23 10.6. Norton's Theorem 10.7. Source Conversion and Thevenin Model 10.8. Parallel Voltage Sources Multiple LED Display - good/poor configurations 11. Series-Parallel Circuits Lecture 24 11.1. Series-Parallel Circuit Combinations 11.2. Resistance Reduction Techniques 11.3. Basic Analysis Techniques - Resistance, Currents, Voltage Drops, and Node Voltages Lecture 25 Basic Analysis Techniques (continued) 11.4. R-2R Ladder Passive Inverted R-2R DAC Lecture 26 11.5. Bridge Circuit Strain gage ( , , and full) RTD 12.AC Waveforms Lecture 27 AC Waveforms and Terminology (scope display) Lecture 28 AC Waveforms: Average and RMS Commercial electrical engergy Lecture 29 AC Electronics Applications Transformer Half wave rectifier Comparators Lecture 30 AC Electronics Applications Noninverting Op Amp Amplifier with AC Inverting Op Amp Amplifier with AC 13.Superposition. Lecture 31 Superposition Theorem Lecture 32 Superposition Theorem - Applications Inverting Op Amp Summer Single Supply Op Amp 14.Capacitors Lecture 33 Capacitance Qualitative transient Simple Steady State Response Lecture 34 RC transient circuit response Exponential evaluation Inverse exponential evaluation Lecture 35 Capacitive reactance (DC and high frequency effects) Series and parallel capacitance Sine wave response Square wave response Scope measurement of time constant Coupling Capacitor Filter Capacitor Detector Circuit - Half Wave Rectifier with Capacitive Filter 15.Inductors Lecture 36 Inductance Qualitative transient Simple Steady State Response Lecture 37 Inductive reactance Series and parallel inductance Sine wave response Square wave response Scope measurement of time constant Spike Arrestor - Current Choke Protection Diode 16.Transformer Lecture 38 Ideal Voltage Transformers: Step Up and Step Down Half Wave Rectifier with Capacitive Filter Lecture 39 Ideal Transformer - Thevenin Model Equivalent Power Supplies Rectifiers (half wave, full wave, bridge) Capacitive filter Unregulated (light load and heavy load) IC Regulators Thermal Resistance Junction Temperature Heat Sinking Norton's Theorem Ideal current source Real current source model Dependent Sources Voltage Controlled Voltage Source Model Nonideal Op Amp (Zi, AOL, Zout) Voltage Controlled Current Source Model Enhancement Mode MOSFET (model, semiconductor, biasing, curves) Common Drain Amp Current Controlled Current Source Model Bipolar Junction Transistor (model, semiconductor, biasing, curves) Common Collector Transistor Boosted Power Supply with Current Limiting Common Emitter with Voltage Divider Bias Discrete Differential Amplifier with VOS, IB, IOS Transient Responses Simple RC Exponential Charge and Discharge Waveshaping circuits Relaxation Oscillator 555 Timer: Astable and Monostable Op Amp Integrator Function Generator IC
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This textbook introduces the basic circuit laws and analysis techniques, and applies them to electronic devices. Herrick (Purdue University) explains Kirchoff's current law, Kirchoff's voltage law, and Ohm's law for resistance, then describes the series circuit, the parallel circuit, the switched RC circuit, capacitors, inductors, and transformers. The CD-ROM contains a textbook edition of MultiSIM and simulation files. - SciTech Book News March 2003
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