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Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Second Edition

Leonard S. Bobrow

Publication Date - March 1996

ISBN: 9780195105094

1184 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches


The second edition of the highly successful Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering is thoroughly expanded and updated. The text is divided into four parts: circuits, electronics, digital systems, and electromagnetics. Although it delves in depth into each of these topics, the text represents more than your basic survey of the basics of electrical engineering. A solid understanding of the fundamental principles on which modern electrical engineering is based is also provided. This edition includes a chapter on circuit analysis software SPICE, with a detailed discussion of the PC version known as PSPICE (from MicroSim Corp.). Numerous drill exercises have been added to this new edition, reinforcing ideas presented in the examples. There are over 1,000 end-of-chapter problems. This text is suitable for a variety of electrical engineering courses. It can be used as a text for an introduction to electrical engineering for both majors and non-majors or both, or can be split and the various chapters utilized for an introduction to circuits course, a first electronics course, or for a course on digital electronics and logic design.

Previous Publication Date(s)

June 1995


"Very nice text. The broad coverage is nice for students in later studies....The chapter on SPICE is very helpful."--Perry Wood, Penn State Mont Alto

"Beautifully illustrated, very complete text."-Leo Holzenthal, Jr., University of New Orleans

Table of Contents

    Part I: Circuits
    1. Basic Elements and Laws
    1.1. Voltage Sources, Current Sources, and Resistors
    1.2. Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL)
    1.3. Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
    1.4. Independent and Dependent Souces
    1.5. Instantaneous Power
    2. Circuit Analysis Principles
    2.1. Nodal Analysis
    2.2. Determinants and Cramer's Rule
    2.3. Mesh Analysis
    2.4. Ideal Amplifiers
    2.5. Thevevnin's and Norton's Theorems
    2.6. Linearity and Superposition
    3. Time-Domain Circuit Analysis
    3.1. Inductors and Capacitors
    3.2. Integral Relationships for Inductors and Capacitors
    3.3. First-Order Circuits - The Natural Response
    3.4. First-Order Circuits - The Complete Response
    3.5. Second-Order Circuits - The Natural Response
    3.6. Second-Order Circuits - The Complete Response
    4. AC Analysis
    4.1. Time-Domain Analysis
    4.2. Complex Numbers
    4.3. Frequency-Domain Analysis
    4.4. Power
    4.5. Important Power Concepts
    4.6. Polyphase Circuits
    4.7. Three-Phase Loads
    5. Important Circuit and System Concepts
    5.1. Frequency Response
    5.2. Resonance
    5.3. Complex Frequency
    5.4. Introduction to Systems
    5.5. The Laplace Transform
    5.6. Inverse Laplace Transforms
    5.7. Application of the Laplace Transform
    Part II: Electronics
    6. Diodes
    6.1. Semiconductors
    6.2. Doped Semiconductors
    6.3. The Junction Diode
    6.4. The Ideal Diode
    6.5. Nonideal-Diode Models
    6.6. Zener Diodes
    6.7. Effects of Capacitance
    7. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
    7,1. The pnp Transistor
    7.2. The npn Transistor
    7.3. Cutoff and Saturation
    7.4. Applications to Digitial Logic Circuits
    7.5. DTL Integrated-Circuit (IC) Logic
    7.6. Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)
    7.7. Other IC Logic Families
    8. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)
    8.1. The Junction Field-Effect Transistor (JFET)
    8.2. Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs)
    8.3. MOSFET Logic Gates
    8,4. Complementary MOSFETs (CMOS)
    9. Transistor Amplifiers
    9.1. BJT Amplifiers
    9.2. FET Amplifiers
    9.3. Frequency Response
    9.4. Power Amplifiers
    10. Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers
    10.1. IC Amplifiers
    10.2. Operational Amplifiers
    10.3. Feedback
    10.4. Sinusoidal Oscillators
    10.5. Comparators
    10.6. Introduction to Communication
    Part III: Digital Systems
    11. Digital Logic
    11.1. Binary Numbers
    11.2. Binary Arithmetic
    11.3. Digital Logic Circuits
    11.4. Boolean Algebra
    11.5. Standard Forms of Boolean Functions
    11.6. Simplification of Boolean Functions
    12. Logic Design
    12.1. Combinatorial Logic
    12.2. MSI and LSI Design
    12.3. Sequential Logic
    13. Digital Devices
    13.1. Counters
    13.2. Registers
    13.3. Memories
    13.4. Digital Information Processing
    Part IV: Electromagnetics
    14. Electromagnetics
    14.1. Magnetic Fields
    14.2. Magnetic Circuits
    14.3. Transformers
    14.4. The Ideal Transformer
    14.5. Nonideal-Transformer Models
    15. Machines
    15.1. Tranducers
    15.2. Moving-Coil and Moving-Iron Devices
    15.3. Rotating-Coil Devices
    15.4. Generators
    15.5. Motors
    Part V: SPICE
    16. SPICE
    16.1. PSPICE
    16.2. Transient Analysis
    16.3. AC Analysis
    16.4. Diodes
    16.5. Dipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
    16.6. Field-Effect Transistors (FETs)
    16.7. Transistor Amplifiers
    16.8. Operational Amplifiers

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