Introduction to Electric Circuits, 9th Edition

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Introduction to Electric Circuits, 9th Edition

By James A. Svoboda, Richard C. Dorf

Introduction to Electric Circuits uses a clear problem-solving methodology with an emphasis on design to teach students to think like engineers. Using abundant design examples and problems, this course provides a clear roadmap on what to do, how to do it, and whether it was done correctly. This course is designed to build students’ confidence in their progress and encourages them to master the subject material.

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Hundreds of Problems with Randomized Variables

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180 Worked Examples Across All Chapters

180 Worked Examples across all chapters in the text have been coded as algorithmic problems in WileyPLUS so that students can practice on variations of the same approach demonstrated in the text.

Five-Step Problem-Solving Methodology

Each chapter concludes with a Design Example that uses a formal, five-step problem-solving methodology. Design Problems are also included at the end of each chapter.

“How Can We Check?” sections included at the end of each chapter show students how to assess their work for accuracy and identify common missteps.

Guided Online (GO) Multistep Problems

Guided Online (GO) Multistep Problems break the problem-solving process down into multiple steps that provide feedback to the student at each step.

James A. Svoboda is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University where he teaches courses on topics such as circuits electronics, and computer programming. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and M.S. from the University of Colorado, and a B. S. from General Motors Institute.

Sophomore Circuits is one of Professor Svoboda’s favorite courses. He has taught this course to 2500 undergraduates at Clarkson University over the past 21 years. In 1996, he received Clarkson University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Professor Svoboda has written several research papers describing the advantages of using nullors to model electric circuits for computer analysis. He is interested in the way technology affects engineering education and has developed several software packages for use in Sophomore Circuits.

Richard C. Dorf professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering in the fields of circuits and control systems. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, an M.S. from the University of Colorado and a B.S. from Clarkson University. Highly concerned with the discipline of electrical engineering and its wide value to social and economic needs, he has written and lectured internationally on the contributions and advances in electrical engineering.

Professor Dorf has extensive experience with education and industry and its professionally active in the fields of robotics, automation, electric circuits, and communications. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford University; of California, Berkeley.

A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Dr. Dorf is widely known to the profession for his Modern Control Systems, Eighth Edition (Addison-Wesley, 1998) and The International Encyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley 1988). Dr. Dorf is also the coauthor of Circuits, Devices and Systems (with Ralph Smith), Fifth Edition (Wiley, 1992). Dr. Dorf edited the widely used Electrical Engineering Handbook, Second Edition (CRC Press and IEEE Press) published in 1997.

Chapter 1. Electric Circuit Variables
Chapter 2. Circuit Elements
Chapter 3. Resistive Circuits
Chapter 4. Methods of Analysis of Resistive Circuits
Chapter 5. Circuit Theorems
Chapter 6. The Operational Amplifier
Chapter 7. Energy Storage Elements
Chapter 8. The Complete Response of RL and RC Circuits
Chapter 9. The Complete Response of Circuits with Two Energy Storage Elements
Chapter 10. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis
Chapter 11. AC Steady-State Power
Chapter 12. Three-Phase Circuits
Chapter 13. Frequency Response
Chapter 14. The Laplace Transform
Chapter 15. Fourier Series and Fourier Transform
Chapter 16. Filter Circuits
Chapter 17. Two-Port and Three-Port Networks

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