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Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Mulukutla S. Sarma

Publication Date - November 2000

ISBN: 9780195136043

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


Comprehensive, up-to-date, and problem-oriented, Introduction to Electrical Engineering is ideal for courses that introduce nonelectrical engineering majors to the language and principles of electrical engineering. It can also be used in undergraduate survey courses taken by electrical engineering majors. Covering a uniquely broad range of topics, this text discusses the underlying concepts and methods behind various electrical engineering applications--from consumer gadgets and biomedical electronics to sophisticated instrumentation systems, computers, and electric machinery. Sarma highlights basic physical concepts while also emphasizing mathematical techniques, motivating students to learn the material in a logical sequence beginning with physical principles and extending to processes, modeling, using analytical techniques, and finally, designing.

*Incorporates practical and open-ended case studies at the end of each chapter
*Includes over 1,000 end-of-chapter problems, a wealth of examples, and over 1,500 illustrations
*Offers comprehensive chapters on signal processing, control systems, and communication systems
*Provides integrated coverage of MATLAB® and SPICE
*Adopts a modern focus on design and teamwork
*Contains complete solutions to 20% of the end-of-chapter problems on http://www.mssarma.org

  • Includes helpful appendices on the FE examination; mathematical relations; solution of simultaneous equations; complex numbers; Fourier series; Laplace transforms; and more

  • Table of Contents

      List of Case Studies and Computer-Aided Analysis
      1. Circuit Concepts
      1.1. Electrical Quantities
      1.2. Lumped-Circuit Elements
      1.3. Kirchhoff's Laws
      1.4. Meters and Measurements
      1.5. Analogy between Electrical and Other Nonelectric Physical Systems
      1.6. Learning Objectives
      1.7. Practical Application: A Case Study--Resistance Strain Gauge
      2. Circuit Analysis Techniques
      2.1. Thévenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits
      2.2. Node-Voltage and Mesh-Current Analyses
      2.3. Superposition and Linearity
      2.4. Wye-Delta Transformation
      2.5. Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis: SPICE
      2.6. Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis: MATLAB
      2.7. Learning Objectives
      2.8. Practical Application: A Case Study--Jump Starting a Car
      3. Time-Dependent Circuit Analysis
      3.1. Sinusoidal Steady-State Phasor Analysis
      3.2. Transients in Circuits
      3.3. Laplace Transform
      3.4. Frequency Response
      3.5. Computer-Aided Circuit Simulation for Transient Analysis, AC Analysis, and Frequency Response Using PSpice and PROBE
      3.6. Use of MATLAB in Computer-Aided Circuit Simulation
      3.8. Practical Application: A Case Study--Automotive Ignition System
      4. Three-Phase Circuits and Residential Wiring
      4.1. Three-Phase Source Voltages and Phase Sequence
      4.2. Balanced Three-Phase Loads
      4.3. Measurement of Power
      4.4. Residential Wiring and Safety Considerations
      4.5. Learning Objectives
      4.6. Practical Application: A Case Study--Physiological Effects of Current and Electrical Safety
      5. Analog Building Blocks and Operational Amplifiers
      5.1. The Amplifier Block
      5.2. Ideal Operational Amplifier
      5.3. Practical Properties of Operational Amplifiers
      5.4. Applications of Operational Amplifiers
      5.5. Learning Objectives
      5.6. Practical Application: A Case Study--Automotive Power-Assisted Steering System
      6. Digital Building Blocks and Computer Systems
      6.1. Digital Building Blocks
      6.2. Digital System Components
      6.3. Computer Systems
      6.4. Computer Networks
      6.5. Learning Objectives
      6.6. Practical Application: A Case Study--Microcomputer-Controlled Breadmaking Machine
      7. Semiconductor Devices
      7.1. Semiconductors
      7.2. Diodes
      7.3. Bipolar Junction Transitors
      7.4. Field-Effect Transistors
      7.5. Integrated Circuits
      7.6. Learning Objectives
      7.7. Practical Application: A Case Study--Electronic Photo Flash
      8. Transistor Amplifiers
      8.1. Biasing the BJT
      8.2. Biasing the FET
      8.3. BJT Amplifiers
      8.4. FET Amplifiers
      8.5. Frequency Response of Amplifiers
      8.6. Learning Objectives
      8.7. Practical Application: A Case Study--Mechatronics: Electronics Integrated with Mechanical Systems
      9. Digital Circuits
      9.1. Transistor Switches
      9.2. DTL and TTL Logic Circuits
      9.3. CMOS and Other Logic Families
      9.4. Learning Objectives
      9.5. Practical Application: A Case Study--Cardiac Pacemaker, a Biomedical Engineering Application
      10. AC Power Systems
      10.1. Introduction to Power Systems
      10.2. Single- and Three-Phase Systems
      10.3. Power Transmission and Distribution
      10.4. Learning Objectives
      10.5. Practical Application: A Case Study--The Great Blackout of 1965
      11. Magnetic Circuits and Transformers
      11.1. Magnetic Materials
      11.2. Magnetic Circuits
      11.3. Transformer Equivalent Circuits
      11.4. Transformer Performance
      11.5. Three-Phase Transformers
      11.6. Autotransformes
      11.7. Learning Objectives
      11.8. Practical Application: A Case Study--Magnetic Bearings for Space Technology
      12. Electromechanics
      12.1. Basic Principles of Electromechanical Energy Conversion
      12.2. EMF Produced by Windings
      12.3. Rotating Magnetic Fields
      12.4. Forces and Torques in Magnetic-Field Systems
      12.5. Basic Aspects of Electromechanical Energy Converters
      12.6. Learning Objectives
      12.7. Practical Application: A Case Study--Sensors or Transducers
      13. Rotating Machines
      13.1. Elementary Concepts of Rotating Machines
      13.2. Induction Machines
      13.3. Synchronous Machines
      13.4. Direct-Current Machines
      13.5. Learning Objectives
      13.6. Practical Application: A Case Study--Wind-Energy-Conversion Systems
      14. Signal Processing
      14.1. Signals and Spectral Analysis
      14.2. Modulation, Sampling, and Multiplexing
      14.3. Interference and Noise
      14.4. Learning Objectives
      14.5. Practical Application: A Case Study--Antinoise Systems, Noise Cancellation
      15. Communication Systems
      15.1. Waves, Transmission Lines, Waveguides, and Antenna Fundamentals
      15.2. Analog Communication Systems
      15.3. Digital Communication Systems
      15.4. Learning Objectives
      15.5. Practical Application: A Case Study--Global Positioning Systems
      16. Basic Control Systems
      16.1. Power Semiconductor-Controlled Drives
      16.2. Feedback Control Systems
      16.3. Digital Control Systems
      16.4. Learning Objectives
      16.5. Practical Application: A Case Study--Digital Process Control
      (Each chapter ends with a Problems section)
      A. References
      B. Brief Review of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination
      C. Technical Terms, Units, Constants, and Conversion Factors for the SI System
      D. Mathematical Relations
      E. Solution of Simultaneous Equations
      F. Complex Numbers
      G. Fourier Series
      H. Laplace Transforms

    Teaching Resources

    A Complete Support Package

    A Solutions Manual by M. S. Sarma contains complete solutions for all problems. (0-19-514260-8)

    A CD-ROM containing Microsoft PowerPoint^DRG Overheads provides over 350 text figures and captions formatted for classroom presentation. (0-19-514472-4)

    A website, mssarma.org, includes interesting web links, enhancement materials, errata, and more.


    These additional items extend the introduction to selected topics or provide additional practice:

    Circuits: Allan's Circuits Problems by Allan Kraus (0-19-514248-9)

    Electronics: KC's Problems and Solutions to Accompany Microelectronic Circuits, Fourth Edition, by K.C. Smith (0-19-511771-9)

    SPICE: SPICE, Second Edition, by Gordon Roberts and Adel Sedra (0-19-510842-6)

    MATLAB: Getting Started with MATLAB by Rudra Pratap (0-19-515014-7)

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