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Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering: With CD-ROM and OLC Passcode Bind-In Card [Hardcover]

Giorgio Rizzoni
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1 Aug 2003 0072493518 978-0072493511 4th Revised edition
The fourth edition of "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering" provides comprehensive coverage of the principles of electrical, electronic, and electromechanical engineering to non-electrical engineering majors. Building on the success of previous editions, this text focuses on relevant and practical applications that will appeal to all engineering students.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072493518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072493511
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 21.1 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,206,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New Methodology Boxes throughout the text enumerate and highlight the steps involved in using various methods of analysis. This will help remind students to use the procedures for analysis properly, and will help to highlight the methods (through the use of a shaded box)for easy look up.
An increased emphasis on design is evident in the third edition. Rizzoni has added a brief section on engineering design to chapter one and has added homework problems and examples that address design issues in an introductory way.
Computer tools are introduced and their use is encouraged in the text's examples and problems. Students are given the opportunity to solve problems with a variety of computer tools such as MathCad, MatLab, Electronics Workbench, etc. Learning these computer tools now will help students to cut out the plug and chug calculations and more easily solve analysis and design problems. Also, a new boxed feature called Focus on Computer Tools is found in each chapter.It contains additional computer-related tools such as Electronics Workbench problems, password-protected solutions for instructors, an additional chapter on Communications for schools that cover this material, important web links, etc.
Also, throughout the book a section called "Find it on the Web" has been added. These sections provide web links to global companies that manufacture the devices mentioned in the text. Students will be able to quickly look up manufacturer's data sheets and other useful information for use in design problems.
Rizzoni's experience as an electrical engineer teaching in a mechanical engineering department makes him the ideal author for an EE book for non majors. Through the use of a wide variety of applications and interesting problems, Rizzoni stimulates the non-majors audience to learn. This is consistently rated as the best feature of the Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Books 24 Oct 2012
By Hank
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Received the book yesterday.
Well, the book's condition is quite nice, although it looks a little bit older than I think. But still a nice book, considering the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction 17 Mar 2012
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The book is an introduction to electrical engineering. From the first pages, I knew that it was exactly what I sought. There are what one would expect: text and diagrams, but somehow it seemed very approachable (despite being somewhat verbose).

The book has four parts: Circuits, Electronics, Communication Systems, and Electromechanics.

The book is challenging (for me) but thorough.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Duke University Engineering Student gets robbed.... 5 Feb 2004
By M. Gross - Published on Amazon.com
Have pity on me..... I did not read the reviews on this book before I bought it because I thought "Hey, this is the book that Duke University says that I need. I'll just order it through an Amazon reseller and save money." Point, click. Point click. Little did I know that the publisher changed to the "REVISED Fourth Edition" right before the semester started, and for good reason.
This book's errors are too numerous to have been an accident. Someone must have used a random number generator for the answers in the back of the book. An alternating logic switch must have been used on the sample problems ("For every 3rd sample problem, we'll change the sign of the leading term to keep them guessing....." or something along those lines).
I hate the fact that I had to shell out another $120 to get the REVISED Fourth Edition and that I now have this expensive doorstop sitting here, but I just cannot sell this dead tree bark to anyone and live with myself, afterwards. I hope some heads rolled at McGraw Hill for publishing this ....
Anyway, the moral of the story is: READ THE REVIEWS! WE ARE TRYING TO WARN YOU, ....!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Way too many errors 10 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
a few errors is understandable but this is just sorry... not only are answers in the back of the book wrong but there are errors within example problems too and errors to the answers of those example problems. we have to waste about 10 mins every class period to make corrections to the book. plus you never know if you are doing something correctly cause there is nothing to check your work with.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money !!! 24 Aug 2003
By Andy Dandy - Published on Amazon.com
I needed this book for one of my courses. I can't believe I paid 130$ for this atrocious book. There are tons of numerical and typing errors. You couldn't understand anything because there were spelling mistakes in every sentence. I also disliked the explanations in the book. They don't help you out at all when it was time to do the problems. Even the questions were filled with errors such as missing symbols, wrong numerical values (and the list goes on). My prof gave me an errata sheet that had the corrections. It was 25 pages long! I want this Rizzoni guy to give me my money back, not to mention an apology for wasting my time. BUYER BEWARE
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tons of errors and no cd 17 Feb 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
There is a great deal of errors in this textbook. The list of errors for the 3rd edition is about 3-4 pages long. I dont know how many pages is for this book cause the company or the author didnt even post the corrections. My professor eventually had to give out the answers since we couldnt depend on the answers on the back of the book.
The text frequently refers to a cd. A CD never came with the book. How can you sell a version of the textbook without a cd if you frequently refer to it.
How can I learn from a textbook with mistakes?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "worst textbook ever" 2 Nov 2010
By E. Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
My 'EE for MEs' instructor opened our class, stating this is "the worst textbook ever."

This "revised" version has many incorrect answers in the back of the book, and the examples are lacking. The solution manual is wrong frequently as well. I picked up Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Second Edition (Book & CD-ROM) as an alternate resource, and found it to be much better book.
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