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  • Paperback: 1096 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (30 July 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1292024003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1292024004
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.9 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introductory Circuit Analysis, with a successful history spanning nearly four decades, is now in its twelfth edition. This new edition blazes ahead in the field and continues to raise the bar for introductory DC/AC circuit analysis texts.  It is ideally suited for use in two- and four-year technology and engineering programs and remains the leading reference for the seasoned professional, as well.


This twelfth edition incorporates significant updates resulting from intensive reviews by many instructors who have used prior editions.  New to this edition:


-         Major revamping of end-of-chapter problems

-         New chapter on systems in general

-         Updated coverage of PSpice and Multisim to reflect most recent versions of each

-         Detailed introductions to new technology such as the memristor, lithium-ion batteries, energy saving fluorescent bulbs, and advanced instrumentation

-         New applications added in response to advances in the field

-         Improved coverage of use of TI-89 calculator


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About the Author

Robert Boylestad is a best selling author/teacher who writes a wide variety of textbooks.

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Bought this book as an update to my original version from early 2000. Still a great introduction to circuit analysis. However I am disappointed that I cannot transfer to my kindle reader or kindle voyage. Having returned to the Amazon site, there is a hyperlink that gives this information, but it is not obvious unless you are looking for it. To my mind if it is sold as a kindle book it should work with all kindle readers. Would have been 5 star If it had worked with my kindle voyage.
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Solutions are wrong 18 Jan. 2011
By smurf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We are using this book for one of our engineering courses and have made it to the 8th chapter so far. For students who have taken Physics 2, everything will be pretty easy to understand. Just skimming the chapters will be enough to do the problems.

One thing I can't stand about this book is the fact that the answers to the odd problems at the back of the book have a lot of errors. It seems like they just copied and pasted the solutions from a previous edition. It's disappointing to pay over $100 for a book just to find out that the authors did not even check their work. What a way to set an example.

The reason I'm giving it 2 stars and not 1 is because the book has a lot of illustrations and teaches you the hands-on part of circuits.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Confusing 17 Jun. 2013
By Jonathan Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Introductory Circuit Analysis by Robert Boylestead is an advanced electronics and circuit theory textbook. This book covers everything from an introduction to static control devices to advanced Thevenin and nodal circuit analysis. The book is very in depth and covers almost everything you need for a first and second advanced electronics course. There are many problems that I have with this textbook. While the book is full of knowledge and important equations, it is almost impossible to follow sometimes. There were many points in the book where the author is just spitting out equation after equation without any explanation at all. I found myself lost many times during my weekly assignments. The main reason for this was that I'm currently attending an online college and this book needed to be explained in depth by an instructor. The book also seemed to lack enough real world examples to help the reader understand the course material. My biggest gripe about the book was the consistent mistakes made in the example sections, mainly solutions to math problems used for circuit analysis. After not having seen this type of math in over 10 years, I had to teach it to myself all over again. When I was looking at the examples in the textbook and trying to learn the math, I was consistently thrown off due to the wrong answer being written. I spent many hours trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. One usually assumes that a textbook answer is always correct, especially in a 12th edition. After spending 150 bucks to use this book for an 8 week period, incorrect equations and typos will frustrate the reader even more. This book is not for everyone, it's especially not for students in online electronics classes. I found that out the hard way. Who this book is actually for are electronic hobbyists and enthusiasts that want to get better at their craft. The book is 90 percent math so I would recommend having a firm grip on calculus and imaginary numbers before purchasing this book because the book will not teach you much on the subject. I found myself looking up videos on Youtube in order to tutor myself on the proper way to solve these equations. The reason I'm giving the book two stars is that there are many good explanations in the book with schematic drawings. They were very helpful and I also thought that they were easy to understand. The chapter on 3 phase power was also very well done and easy to understand. The author did a good job explaining something that isn't always easy to explain or comprehend. While I gave the book an extra star because of this, there were areas that were not explained well at all. I found that the sections on mesh and nodal analysis were extremely difficult to understand. I actually found them to be more than confusing. If I had an option, I would skip this book it at all possible. If it's a requirement for a class, expect to be confused.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pretty nice. Lots of info. 30 Sept. 2012
By heathric - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Remember, Electronics is almost 100% math. I consider this book "Electronics Math" instead of electronics. It's very in-depth regarding mostly all the math required for electronics engineering and analysis. Very informative and it's laid out pretty well. It's one of the only math/electronics books that I can actually sit down and read... and actually LEARN something. Great for people who like me who despise reading and have no attention span whatsoever.

I have found multiple mistakes/typos. Usually isn't anything imperative, but still annoying. It seems like books should be proofread before publishing, especially since we have to mortgage our lives to buy them.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Upset about early example problems 26 Mar. 2013
By GMP-geengineer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my son who is in his second year of college. I decided to read the first chapter to bone up on circuit design before he could ask me any questions. I was aghast that 2 of the first five example problems were dead wrong -- not theory but simple math. How in the heck do you get to a 12th edition with incorrect example problems? What a crock.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
AWESOME for Beginners, Best of the Best... 29 Mar. 2013
By Let's Compare Options Preptorial - Published on Amazon.com
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Circuit analysis is a very intense, math-oriented field. The objective is to be able to predict a voltage or current at ANY spot in a circuit, and be sure the circuit is efficient vs. the laws of electricity and electronics. LINEAR circuits can use techniques like complex numbers, substitution, simplification, etc., but NON LINEAR means you're getting into the most advanced math on the planet: Fourier transforms, matrix calculus, linear algebra, tensors, systems of inequality equations, and much more. Even a single semiconductor (eg. pn diode) makes the circuit nonlinear, as do time varying components, oscillators, etc., so-- tough subject.

That means that most Engineering, academic texts are out of the reach of many undergrads unless they got through linear algebra. LaPlace transforms, graph theory, wavelets, etc. are all ADVANCED topics. So, you get an electronics text instead, learn the basics, but really miss out on WHY the circuits are doing what they are doing. This is where this book shines! The author does an AMAZING job of covering real analysis without resorting to calculus hardly at all-- making the book PERFECT for hobbyists, self study, and electronics "techs."

In fact, he covers a LOT of basic electronics too-- you can really start with NO knowledge of the difference between a capacitor and resistor, and progress all the way through 555's, transistors, op-amps and all the rest! I review books for library purchasers and out of the 25 top electronics and analysis texts, I'd rate this #1 for self study/ beginners, in BOTH electronics and circuit analysis! Then, if you want to go farther, go ahead and explore the linear algebra/ Fourier etc. calculus based texts. I mean, even a charge moving past a point at time=t is a derivative, so this author does the almost impossible by not getting into integrals by page two! The truth is, a lot of real engineers (like me) use rules of thumb and shortcuts much more than we use dynamic systems of differential equations all day to check our designs! PSpice to the rescue-- and there is a LOT here!

For reference, I AM a circuit analyst at payroy dot com who evaluates circuits for uniqueness as well as ideal function, and still find this text outstanding for simplifying explanations without dumbing them down. After all, the truth is, we engineers SOLVE circuit analysis problems BY simplifying them-- making complex circuits simpler with analogies, piecewise linearization of non linears, nodal and mesh analysis, etc.! Work smarter, not harder.

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