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Electric Circuits

Seventh Edition

David Bell

Publication Date - March 2009

ISBN: 9780195425246

896 pages
Hardcover

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $137.95

Beginning with fundamental concepts, the full spectrum of circuit topics is covered, from simple dc circuits to complex ac network analysis, including resonance, transformers, and three-phase ac circuits.

Description

Electric Circuits is an introductory text for students taking their first course in electricity at the college level, more specifically at the two-year or technician level. Bell's text takes a graduated approach to developing basic electrical principles that makes the theory interesting and easy to understand. Beginning with fundamental concepts, the full spectrum of electrical circuit topics is covered, from simple dc circuits to complex ac network analysis, including resonance, transformers, and three-phase ac circuits.

Features

  • Objectives list at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Step-by-step analysis procedures listed for every type of electrical circuit.
  • Numerous practical worked examples.
  • Practice problems at the end of each section.
  • Summary of formulas at chapter ends.
  • Chapter review questions and problems grouped and identified by section.
  • Answers for odd-numbered problems at the back of the book.
  • Unit definitions, standard component values, and more in the appendices.

About the Author(s)

David A. Bell is a professional engineer who was employed as a circuit design specialist in the electronics industry for many years before becoming a professor at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 2007
January 2003
January 1999

Table of Contents

    List of Equations
    From the Publisher
    Preface
    1. Basics of Electricity
    2. Measuring Current, Voltage, and Resistance
    3. Ohm's Law and Electrical Calculations
    4. Conductors, Insulators, and Resistors
    5. Series Resistor Circuits
    6. Parallel Resistor Circuits
    7. Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits
    8. Network Analysis Techniques
    9. Network Theorems
    10. Voltage Cells, Batteries, and DC Power Supplies
    11. Magnetism
    12. Magnetic Circuits
    13. DC Measuring Instruments
    14. Inductance
    15. Capacitance
    16. Inductance and Capacitance in DC Circuits
    17. Alternating Current and Voltage
    18. Phasors and Complex Numbers
    19. Inductance and Capacitance in AC Circuits
    20. Series and Parallel AC Circuits
    21. Power in AC Circuits
    22. AC Network Analysis and Theorems
    23. Resonance
    24. Filters
    25. Transformers
    26. Three-Phase AC Systems
    27. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
    28. Circuit Analysis by Computer
    Appendix 1: Circuit Symbols
    Appendix 2: The International System of Units
    Appendix 3: Unit Conversion Factors
    Appendix 4: American Wire Gauge Sizes and Metric Equivalents
    Appendix 5: Color Codes
    Appendix 6: Resistor and Capacitor Values
    Answers to Odd-numbered Problems
    Subject Index
    List of Equations