This book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to DC/AC circuits supported by superior exercises, examples, and illustrations–and an emphasis on troubleshooting and applications. It features an exciting full color format which uses color to enhance the instructional value of photographs, illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs. Throughout the book's coverage, the use of mathematics is limited to only those concepts that are needed for understanding. Floyd's acclaimed troubleshooting emphasis, as always, provides learners with the problem solving experience they need for a successful career in electronics. Chapter topics cover components, quantities and units; voltage, current, and resistance; Ohm's Law; energy and power; series circuits; parallel circuits; series-parallel circuits; circuit theorems and conversions; branch, mesh, and node analysis; magnetism and electromagnetism; an introduction to alternating current and voltage; phasors and complex numbers; capacitors; inductors; transformers; RC circuits; RL circuits; RLC circuits and resonance; basic filters; circuit theorems in AC analysis; pulse response of reactive circuits; and polyphase systems in power applications. For electronics technicians, electronics teachers, and electronics hobbyists.
This book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to DC/AC circuits supported by superior exercises, examples, and illustrations and an emphasis on troubleshooting and applications. The Fourth Edition features stronger coverage of key areas (including new PSpice sections in all chapters), new exercises throughout the text, and an improved pedagogical framework. It includes specially designed Technology Theory Into Practice (TECH Tip) sections which link principles to real world practices as well as numerous troubleshooting sections. Plus, Principles of Electron Flow Version, Fourth Edition features an exciting new full color format which uses color to enhance the instructional value of photographs, illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs. Throughout the text's coverage, the use of mathematics is limited to only those concepts that are needed for understanding. Floyd's acclaimed troubleshooting emphasis, as always, provides students with the problem solving experience they need to step out of the classroom and into a job!
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This new edition of Principles of Electric Circuits provides complete, up-to-date, and straightforward coverage of the basics of electrical components and circuits, with emphasis on analysis, applications, and troubleshooting. In Floyd's uniquely engaging and clear writing style, the essential concepts are creatively presented and reinforced until the reader has a firm grasp of every key element pertaining to electric circuits. The book is widely acclaimed and highly recommended as the ideal text for use in the classroom or for anyone intending to pursue a career in electronics.
New features and improvements in this edition include, but are not limited to:
- Extensive additions to troubleshooting coverage, including a troubleshooter's quiz in every chapter
- Expanded coverage of engineering notation
- Safety Notes placed strategically throughout the text
- The CD-ROM included with each copy of the text, which provides circuit simulations in both Electronics Workbench Version 5 and Multisim for the Troubleshooting and Analysis problems
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