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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

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $199.95


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 BL 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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