Solving circuit problems is less a matter of knowing what steps to follow than why those steps are necessary. And knowing the why stems from an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts and theoretical basis of electric circuits. Setting the benchmark for a modern approach to this fundamental topic, Nassir Sabah’s Electric Circuits and Signals supplies a comprehensive, intuitive, conceptual, and hands-on introduction with an emphasis on creative problem solving.

A Professional Education

Ideal for electrical engineering majors as a first step, this phenomenal textbook also builds a core knowledge in the basic theory, concepts, and techniques of circuit analysis, behavior, and operation for students following tracks in such areas as computer engineering, communications engineering, electronics, mechatronics, electric power, and control systems. The author uses hundreds of case studies, examples, exercises, and homework problems to build a strong understanding of how to apply theory to problems in a variety of both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Your students will be able to approach any problem with total confidence. Coverage ranges from the basics of dc and ac circuits to transients, energy storage elements, natural responses and convolution, two-port circuits, Laplace and Fourier transforms, signal processing, and operational amplifiers.

-Circuit Variables and Elements

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Electric Current

-Voltage

-Electric Power and Energy

-Assigned Positive Directions

-Active and Passive Circuit Elements

-Voltage and Current Sources

-The Resistor

-The Capacitor

-The Inductor

-Concluding Remarks

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Basic Circuit Connections and Laws

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Circuit Terminology

-Kirchhoff’s Laws

-Voltage Division and Series Connection of Resistors

-Current Division and Parallel Connection of Resistors

-D-Y Transformation

-Source Equivalence and Transformation

-Reduced-Voltage Supply

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Basic Analysis of Resistive Circuits

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Number of Independent Circuit Equations

-Node-Voltage Analysis

-Special Considerations in Node-Voltage Analysis

-Mesh-Current Analysis

-Special Considerations in Mesh-Current Analysis

-Superposition

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Circuit Simplification

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Equivalent Circuits

-Substitution Theorem

-Source Rearrangement

-Removal of Redundant Elements

-Exploitation of Symmetry

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Sinusoidal Steady State

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Sinusoidal Function

-Response to Complex Sinusoidal Excitation

-Phasor Notation

-Phasor Relations of Circuit Elements

-Impedance and Reactance

-Representation in the Frequency Domain

-Phasor Diagrams

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Linear and Ideal Transformers

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Mutual Inductance

-The Linear Transformer

-The Ideal Transformer

-Reflection of Circuits

-Transformer Imperfections

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Power Relations and Circuit Measurements

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Instantaneous and Average Power

-Complex Power

-Power Factor Correction

-Maximum Power Transfer

-Measurement of Current, Voltage, and Power

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results on CD

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples

-Problems and Exercises

-Balanced Three-Phase Systems

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Three-Phase Quantities

-The Balanced Y Connection

-The Balanced D Connection

-Analysis of Balanced Three-Phase Systems

-Power in Balanced Three-Phase Systems

-Advantages of Three-Phase Systems

-Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Responses to Periodic Inputs

-Overview

-Learning Objectives

-Fourier Series

-Fourier Analysis

-Symmetry Properties of Fourier Series

-Derivation of FSEs from those of Other Functions

-Concluding Remarks on FSEs

-Circuit Responses to Periodic Functions

-Average Power and rms Values

-Summary of Main Concepts and Results

-Learning Outcomes

-Supplementary Topics and Examples on CD

-Problems and Exercises

-Frequency Responses

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