Balances emphasis on concepts and calculation so students
learn the basic principles and properties that govern circuits behavior,
while they gain a firm understanding of how to solve computational
techniques they will face in the workforce as engineers.
Features chapter-openers highlighting real-life applications
-- e.g., car heater fan speed control, microwave oven, digital-to-analog
converter, DC motor, capacitive-bridge pressure sensor, capacitive
voltage regulator, rectifier circuit.
Contains a wide variety of challenging analysis, design,
and computer oriented problems and exercises.
- problems balance concepts and hand calculation,
and, in a number of cases, utilize software programs such as SPICE
Highlights important definitions, laws, and properties of
circuit analysis and design in key concepts boxes throughout.
Provides an early introduction of the matrix formulation
of node and mesh equations for solution with software programs
such as MATLAB.
- contains a special section on the Modified Nodal method
of circuit analysis
Integrates op amps throughout.
- offers a more careful treatment of circuits containing
controlled sources and op amps -- in particular a careful restatement
of the traditional Thévenin and Norton Theorems usually stated
(rigorously) only for passive circuits
Introduces classical phasor analysis step-by-step
-- beginning with a review of its complex variable foundation.
Unifies the treatment of RL and RC first order circuits
and emphasizes the use of the characteristic equation for second
Offers a two-chapter introduction to nonlinear electronics
circuits as piecewise linear analysis of diode and transistor
- allows the analysis of many simple and useful electronic
circuits with the methods of linear resistive circuits
Laplace transforms introduced early in the second term.
- treats the circuit topics (resonant and magnetic
circuits, two ports, filters, etc.) from a systems viewpoint,
underpinned on the foundation of the Laplace transform
- provides extensive practice of its use for analysis of
linear circuits of order 2 and larger
- explores transient and steady state behavior of high
order circuits -- not achievable in the usual framework
- unifies the frequency and time domain approaches to
circuit analysis in the systems context by covering continuous-time
- introduces the basic definitions, the integration, and
graphical approaches, and shows where it might be useful for circuit
Provides software for Laplace transform and two-port
analysis (IBM PC compatible).