‘Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology 3rd Edition’ provides coverage for a wide range of courses that contain electrical principles, circuit theory and technology in their syllabuses, from introductory to degree level. New topics included in this edition are a complete update on semiconductor diodes and transistors, and additional material on batteries and fuel cells, relative and absolute voltages, self and mutual inductance, virtual test and measuring instruments, complex waveforms, Fourier series and ABCD parameters. In addition, applications in all areas are expanded and emphasised and new further problems added.
A new feature is that a free Internet download is available of a sample (over 700) of the 1000 further problems contained in the book — see below. The text is set out in four parts as follows:
PART 1, involving Chapters 1 to 12, contains ‘Basic Electrical Engineering Principles’ which any student wishing to progress in electrical engineering would need to know. An introduction to electrical circuits, resistance variation, batteries, series and parallel circuits, capacitors and capacitance, magnetic circuits, electromagnetism, electromagnetic induction, electrical measuring instruments and measurements, semiconductor diodes and transistors are all included in this section.
PART 2, involving Chapters 13 to 22, contains ‘Electrical Principles and Technology’ suitable for National Certificate, National Diploma and City and Guilds courses in electrical and electronic engineering. D.c. circuit theory, alternating voltages and currents, single-phase series and parallel circuits, d.c. transients, operational amplifiers, three-phase systems, transformers, d.c. machines and three-phase induction motors are all included in this section.
PART 3, involving Chapters 23 to 45, contains ‘Advanced Circuit Theory and Technology’ suitable for Degree, Foundation degree, Higher National Certificate/Diploma and City and Guilds courses in electrical and electronic/telecommunications engineering. The two earlier sections of the book will provide a valuable reference/revision for students at this level.
Complex numbers and their application to series and parallel networks, power in a.c. circuits, a.c. bridges, series and parallel resonance and Q-factor, network analysis involving Kirchhoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, the superposition theorem,
Thévenin’s and Norton’s theorems, delta-star and star-delta transforms, maximum power transfer theorems and impedance matching, complex waveforms, harmonic analysis, magnetic materials, dielectrics and dielectric loss, field theory, attenuators, filter networks, magnetically coupled circuits, transmission line theory and transients and Laplace transforms are all included in this section.
PART 4 provides a short, ‘General Reference’ for standard electrical quantities — their symbols and units, the Greek alphabet, common prefixes and resistor colour coding and ohmic values. At the beginning of each of the 45 chapters learning objectives are listed. At the end of each of the first three parts of the text is a handy reference of the main formulae used. It is not possible to acquire a thorough understanding of electrical principles, circuit theory and technology without working through a large number of numerical problems.
It is for this reason that ‘Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology 3rd Edition’ contains some 800 detailed worked problems, together with over 1000 further problems (with answers), arranged within 175 Exercises that appear every few pages throughout the text. Over 1100 line diagrams further enhance the understanding of the theory.
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