Introductory Circuit Analysis Hardcover – 1 May 2006
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Long recognized and widely acclaimed as the classic introductory text in circuit analysis, this tenth edition represents over three decades of leadership in its field. Its clear and precise explanations, practical examples, and comprehensive, up-to-date coverage deliver a solid and complete foundation in a style that is both engaging and easy to understand.
This book is ideally suited for use in two- and four-year technology and engineering programs and is a valuable reference for the seasoned professional as well.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I just ask that, tongue-in-cheek, to point out that this book has been around a long time. I used this book in a couple of college Circuit Analysis classes (1 Semester DC, 2nd Semester AC) in 1977. I had already had 2 years of electronic tech (okay, vocational school) during high school so I had no problem with this book whatsoever, it just built on what I already knew.
But... several people in the class who were new to electrical fundamentals had significant problems with learning the material from this book. In the accompanying lab class I was excused from most of the labs and spent most of my time helping other students with their labs and tutoring them to help them understand the material that they were not absorbing from the textbook. I just took a look at a pirated copy of this book that I found online and the presentation is basically that same as it was 31 years ago, so I am not surprised that some people still have problems. After I graduated from college I came across a used circuit theory book by Floyd, which was incredibly clear in its presentation, so I grabbed that book for my reference shelf, and Mr. Boylestad's book went in the dumpster. Oh, as I recall, the beginning of the AC section was especially terse and difficult for the students; Boylestad's presentation of the j-operator math made a simple subject seem difficult.
My instructor keeps telling everyone that has problems in the class, "Wait until you get to Digital Fundamentals - that will really give you trouble." Hmm, I've had DF and earned an A. Yes, I had to study and work hard at it, but at least I was able to understand getting from point A to point D!
At this juncture it is either get out while I can, without a grade penalty, or hope that I can catch up by going thru other books. I have ordered other books, but will be trying this class again next semester. I wish I had known at the beginning of the semester that I would need further texts to fill in the blanks!
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