Fundamentals of electric circuits by C. Alexander & Sadiku

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits is a comprehensive book for electrical engineering students from beginner level to advanced level. The main objective of this book is to present circuit analysis in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, with many practical applications to interest the student.

Fundamentals of electric circuits

Features of Fundamentals of Electric Circuits:

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits book is written with the following features.

  • Each chapter starts with a historical profile of some electrical engineering pioneers to be mentioned in the chapter.
  • All principles are presented in a lucid, logical, step-by-step manner.
  • Important formulas are highlighted as a means of helping.
  • Thoroughly worked examples are liberally given at the end of every section.
  • Each illustrative example is immediately followed by a practice problem with the answer to give students practice opportunities.
  • The use of PSpice is encouraged in a student-friendly manner.
  • The last section in each chapter is devoted to applications of the concepts covered in the chapter.

Part 1: DC Circuit

Chapters 1 to 8 are devoted to dc circuits. It covers the fundamental laws and theorems, circuit techniques, and passive and active elements.

Part 2: AC Circuit

Consisting of Chapters 9 to 14 deal with ac circuits. It introduces phasors, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC power, RMS values, three-phase systems, and frequency response.

Part 3: Advanced Circuit Analysis

Chapters 15 to 18 are devoted to advanced techniques for network analysis. It provides a solid introduction to the Laplace transform, Fourier series, the Fourier transform, and two-port network analysis.

It’s a basic electrical and electronics engineering book for the initial years. In most engineering colleges, the book is taken as a reference. It is highly recommended for understanding the fundamentals of electric circuits.

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