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  • Hardcover: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 Har/Psc edition (2 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133281001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133281009
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm

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Part I: FOUNDATION DC CONCEPTS. 1. Introduction. 2. Voltage And Current. 3. Resistance. 4. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy. Part II: BASIC DC ANALYSIS. 5. Series Circuits. 6. Parallel Circuits. 7. Series-Parallel Circuits. 8. Methods of Analysis. 9. Network Theorems. Part III: CAPACITORS AND INDUCTANCE. 10. Capacitors and Capacitance. 11. Capacitor Charging, Discharging, and Simple Waveshaping Circuits. 12. Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits. 13. Inductance and Inductors. 14. Inductive Transients. Part IV: FOUNDATION AC CONCEPTS. 15. AC Fundamentals. 16. R, L, and C Elements and the Impedance Concept. 17. Power in AC Circuits. Part V: IMPEDANCE NETWORKS. 18. AC Series-Parallel Circuits. 19. Methods of AC Analysis. 20. AC Network Theorems. 21. Resonance. 22. Filters and the Bode Plot. 23. Three-Phase Systems. 24. Transformers and Coupled Circuits. 25. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms. Appendix A: PSpice And MultiSim. Appendix B: Mathematics in Circuit Analysis: A Brief Tutorial. Appendix C: Maximum Power Transfer Theorem Derivation. Appendix D: Answers To Odd-Numbered Problems. Glossary. Index. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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One of the Few to Emphasize Calculators! 29 Mar 2013
By Let's Compare Options Preptorial - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a circuit analyst and use all the major textbooks for my tutorial students, many in High School. This is without a doubt one of the best there is! Of course it uses MultiSim and PSpice like all the others, but, uniquely and unusually, also repeats nearly all the examples using the Sharp EL-506W calculator.

Since this is the 2012 edition, I thought the updates might feature the more recent EL-W516XBSL by Sharp-- Sharp Electronics EL-W516XBSL Engineering/Scientific Calculator. It is $20, and by far the best value, compared to the number one circuit- engineering handheld-- HP 50g Graphing Calculator, at nearly $100 (graphing is rarely used in real day to day circuit calculations, you either use your oscilloscope, or PSpice for graphics). But not to worry, the 516 and 506 keystrokes are nearly identical, and equations are even easier with the 516.

Robbins is midway between the very easy and basic Introductory Circuit Analysis (12th Edition) -- perfect even for beginning High School students -- and Karris' very advanced two volume series Circuit Analysis I with MATLAB Applications for much more advanced grad and undergrad students (Karris has lots of partial derivatives, differential equations, linear algebra, etc. including proofs and derivations, more a math book than just circuit analysis. This book is much easier than that!).

A good adjunct to Robbins is Slone: Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics-- you probably realize that you need a "complement" electronics text to take you gently through schematics while you're studying analysis, and Slone is by far the best guide to demystifying schematics, taking you from baby steps to full blown IC's.

Robbins covers all the relevant topics, without too much calculus. The advantage to his many calculator examples is that if you do have to solve multiple equations, PSpice won't do it, and most of us won't go back to linear algebra to fill in matrices. Both the HP and the Sharp will handle them quickly, and Robbins even gives the keystrokes! To equal this text, you'd need to buy a schematics book, a calculator book, and a circuit basics book, so even though the price is not cheap, it is a real value given the completeness and practical approach. Other texts leave it up to you to solve the problems, and with self study in particular, you're tempted to skip the difficult ones. Not so here, because it's fun to try them on your HP or Sharp! Highly recommended.

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This ones a Keeper... 13 Aug 2013
By B. Mitchel Latta - Published on Amazon.com
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It has been over 40 years since I last cracked a book covering this area... I found the content to be presented in a very nice progression and is highly reachable; especially for those who might wish to use the book for self study... I have found the mix of traditional and new methodologies, and the inclusion of many fully solved and well commented examples, to be so readable, that I have read all the way through the book, even though I am no longer an active designer... I do not have a copy of MultiSim, but found that, with a little imagination, QUCS under Linux works just as well...
Good job 4 Nov 2013
By shane harris - Published on Amazon.com
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just what I needed. Only wish it was in color.. Good and fast. Has all the info. I needed. In great condition.
Five Stars 2 Nov 2014
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Item as described and quick shipping.
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Good enough. 21 Nov 2013
By Nicholas - Published on Amazon.com
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I was expecting a hard back copy, but it did show up several weeks before scheduled. It will get the job done.
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