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Circuit Analysis For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-59056-0
384 pages
April 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Circuit Analysis 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Circuit Analysis 7

Chapter 2: Clarifying Basic Circuit Concepts and Diagrams 15

Chapter 3: Exploring Simple Circuits with Kirchhoff’s Laws 25

Chapter 4: Simplifying Circuit Analysis with Source Transformation and Division Techniques 41

Part II: Applying Analytical Methods for Complex Circuits  65

Chapter 5: Giving the Nod to Node-Voltage Analysis 67

Chapter 6: Getting in the Loop on Mesh Current Equations 83

Chapter 7: Solving One Problem at a Time Using Superposition 95

Chapter 8: Applying Thévenin’s and Norton’s Theorems 113

Part III: Understanding Circuits with Transistors

and Operational Amplifiers 131

Chapter 9: Dependent Sources and the Transistors That Involve Them 133

Chapter 10: Letting Operational Amplifi ers Do the Tough Math Fast 155

Part IV: Applying Time-Varying Signals to First- and Second-Order Circuits 173

Chapter 11: Making Waves with Funky Functions 175

Chapter 12: Spicing Up Circuit Analysis with Capacitors and Inductors 193

Chapter 13: Tackling First-Order Circuits 211

Chapter 14: Analyzing Second-Order Circuits 233

Part V: Advanced Techniques and

Applications in Circuit Analysis 253

Chapter 15: Phasing in Phasors for Wave Functions 255

Chapter 16: Predicting Circuit Behavior with Laplace Transform Techniques 273

Chapter 17: Implementing Laplace Techniques for Circuit Analysis 295

Chapter 18: Focusing on the Frequency Responses 313

Part VI: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 19: Ten Practical Applications for Circuits 337

Chapter 20: Ten Technologies Affecting Circuits 341

Index 345

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