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‘Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology 4th 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 include resistor construction and colour code, more information on batteries, dangers of constant high current with insulation, loading effect of instruments, earth point and causes of short circuits, potentiometers and rheostats, and rectifier smoothing.
In addition, freely available on the website are 10 straightforward laboratory experiments which may be downloaded and edited. A free Internet download of a sample (over 700) of the 1000 further problems contained in the book is available to tutors – see next page. Also, a free Internet download of a PowerPoint presentation of all 1100 illustrations contained in the text is available – see next page. 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 units, electrical circuits, resistance variation, batteries and alternative sources of energy, 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, singlephase 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 & 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, Thevenin’s and Norton’s ´ theorems, delta-star and star-delta transforms, maximum power transfer theorems and impedance matching, complex waveforms, Fourier series, 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 4th Edition contains some 800 detailed worked problems, together with over 1000 further problems (with answers), arranged within 177 exercises that appear every few pages throughout the text. Over 1100 line diagrams further enhance the understanding of the theory.
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