Electric Circuits Fundamentals

Electric Circuits Fundamentals

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For courses in Electric Circuits and DC/AC Circuits. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text provides practical coverage of electric circuits (DC/AC) and an introduction that technician-level students can readily understand. Well-illustrated and clearly written, the text contains a design and page layout that enhances visual interest and ease of use. The organization provides a logical flow of subject matter and the pedagogical features assure maximum comprehension.show more

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  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 200.7 x 298.2 x 32.8mm | 1,841.61g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6th Revised United States ed
  • illustrations, index
  • 0131111396
  • 9780131111394

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. 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 Maximum Power Transfer 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 Series-Parallel RC Circuits. 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. Analysis of Series-Parallel RL Circuits. 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. Impedance Matching. The Transformer as an Isolation Device. Practical Transformers. Other Types of Transformers. Troubleshooting. 15. Time Response of Reactive Circuits. The RC Integrator. Response of RC Integrators to Single-Pulse Inputs. Response of RC Integrators to Repetitive-Pulse Inputs. Response of RC Differentiators to Single-Pulse Inputs. Response of RC Differentiators to Repetitive-Pulse Inputs. Response of RL Integrators to Pulse Inputs. Response of RL Differentiators to Pulse Inputs. Applications. Troubleshooting. APPENDICES. Appendix A: Table of Standard Resistor Values. Appendix B: Capacitor Color Coding and Marking. Appendix C: The Current Source, Norton's Theorem, and Millman's Theorem. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Glossary. Index.show more

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