Electric Circuits Fundamentals

Electric Circuits Fundamentals

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For introductory courses in Electric Circuits, and Intro to DC/AC Circuits offered by vocational and technical schools, and community colleges.This acclaimed text offers a thorough, practical introduction to dc/ac analysis written for the technician-level student-and written at a level that promotes these students' comfort and comprehension. Floyd's complete treatment focuses on fundamental principles, their applications to solving real circuit analysis problems, and troubleshooting. The inclusion of straightforward explanations, and just the right amount of mathematics, helps ensure complex material becomes thoroughly understandable.
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  • Hardback | 765 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 30.48mm | 1,769g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130163945
  • 9780130163943

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work.)I. DC CIRCUITS. 1. Components, Quantities, and Units. Electrical Components and Measuring Instruments. Electrical and Magnetic Units. Scientific Notation. Engineering Notation and Metric Prefixes. Metric Unit Conversions.2. Voltage, Current, and Resistance in Electric Circuits. Atoms. Electrical Charge. Voltage. Current. Resistance. The Electric Circuit. Basic Circuit Measurements. Electrical Safety.3. Ohm's Law, Energy, and Power. Ohm's Law. Application of Ohm's Law. Energy and Power. Power in an Electric Circuit. The Power Rating of Resistors. Energy Conversion and Voltage Drop in a Resistance. Power Supplies. Introduction to Troubleshooting.4. Series Circuits. Resistors in Series. Current in a Series Circuit. Total Series Resistance. Ohm's Law in Series Circuits. Voltage Sources in Series. Kirchhoff's Voltage Law. Voltage Dividers. Power in a Series Circuit. Circuit Ground. Troubleshooting.5. Parallel Circuits. Resistors in Parallel. Voltage in Parallel Circuits. Kirchhoff's Current Law. Total Parallel Resistance. Ohm's Law in Parallel Circuits. Current Dividers. Power in Parallel Circuits. Troubleshooting.6. Series-Parallel Circuits. Identifying Series-Parallel Relationships. Analysis of Series-Parallel Circuits. Voltage Dividers with Resistive Loads. Loading Effect of a Voltmeter. The Wheatstone Bridge. Thevenin's Theorem. The Superposition Theorem. Troubleshooting.7. Magnetism and Electromagnetism. The Magnetic Field. Electromagnetism. Electromagnetic Devices. Magnetic Hysteresis. Electromagnetic Induction. Applications of Electromagnetic Induction.II. AC CIRCUITS. 8. Introduction to Alternating Current and Voltage. The Sine Wave. Sinusoidal Voltage Sources. Voltage and Current Values of Sine Waves. Angular Measurement of a Sine Wave. The Sine Wave Formula. Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws in AC Circuits. Superimposed DC and AC Voltages. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms. The Oscilloscope.9. Capacitors. The Basic Capacitor. Types of Capacitors. Series Capacitors. Parallel Capacitors. Capacitors in DC Circuits. Capacitors in AC Circuits. Capacitor Applications. Testing Capacitors.10. RC Circuits. Sinusoidal Response of RC Circuits. Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RC Circuits. Analysis of Series RC Circuits. Impedance and Phase Angle of Parallel RC Circuits. Analysis of Parallel RC Circuits. Series-Parallel Analysis. Power in RC Circuits. Basic Applications. Troubleshooting.11. Inductors. The Basic Inductor. Types of Inductors. Series Inductors. Parallel Inductors. Inductors in DC Circuits. Inductors in AC Circuits. Inductor Applications. Testing Inductors.12. RL Circuits. Sinusoidal Response of RL Circuits. Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RL Circuits. Analysis of Series RL Circuits. Impedance and Phase Angle of Parallel RL Circuits. Analysis of Parallel RL Circuits. Series-Parallel Analysis. Power in RL Circuits. Basic Applications. Troubleshooting.13. RLC Circuits and Resonance. Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RLC Circuits. Analysis of Series RLC Circuits. Series Resonance. Series Resonant Filters. Parallel RLC Circuits. Parallel Resonance. Parallel Resonant Filters. Applications.14. Transformers. Mutual Inductance. The Basic Transformer. Step-Up Transformers. Step-Down Transformers. Loading the Secondary. Reflected Load. Matching the Load and Source Resistances. The Transformer as an Isolation Device. Nonideal Transformer Characteristics. Other Types of Transformers. Troubleshooting.15. Pulse Response of Reactive Circuits. The RC Integrator. Single-Pulse Response of RC Integrators. Repetitive-Pulse Response of RC Integrators. Single-Pulse Response of RC Differentiators. Repetitive-Pulse Response of RC Differentiators. Pulse Response of RL Integrators. Pulse Response of RL Differentiators. Applications. Troubleshooting.Appendices. Tables of Standard Resistor Values. Batteries. Capacitor Color Coding and Marking. The Current Source, Norton's Theorem, and Millman's Theorem. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Glossary. Index.
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