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Fundamentals of Electric Circuits [Hardcover]

Charles Alexander , Matthew Sadiku
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August 27, 2008 0077263197 978-0077263195 4
Alexander and Sadiku's fourth edition of Fundamentals of Electric Circuits continues in the spirit of its successful previous editions, with the objective of presenting circuit analysis in a manner that is clearer, more interesting, and easier to understand than other, more traditional texts. Students are introduced to the sound, six-step problem solving methodology in chapter one, and are consistently made to apply and practice these steps in practice problems and homework problems throughout the text.

A balance of theory, worked examples and extended examples, practice problems, and real-world applications, combined with over 350 new homework problems for the fourth edition and robust media offerings, renders the fourth edition the most comprehensive and student-friendly approach to linear circuit analysis.

This edition adds the Design a Problem feature which helps students develop their design skills by having the student develop the question as well as the solution. There are over 100 Design a Problem exercises integrated into the problem sets in the book.

Alexander/Sadiku also offers you the convenience of ARIS -- the text-specific web site -- which allows you to assign homework online or create printed homework sets and solutions to your students. The website also features solutions and KCIDE software, which reinforces the books problem-solving approach.


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About the Author

Dr. Charles K. Alexander (Athens, OH) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ohio and served as the President and CEO of the IEEE from 1996-1999.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1056 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (August 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077263197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077263195
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! December 15, 2010
By J L
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My college unfortunately uses the Nilsson/Riedel text book, and I was very frustrated from this. I searched online and found this book, and have been very satisfied with it. It explains the material in much more detail, and has plenty of examples. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone pursuing an electrical/computer engineering degree.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent circuits textbook August 14, 2012
By KP
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Compared to Nilsson and Riedel, this linear circuits text makes it fun to learn! The schematics and diagrams are attractive and memorable. Circuit diagrams are colored coded which help the novice separate the circuit components into different types and functionality. Nilsson uses all black lines which to me are not definitive enough. The authors' descriptions of common analog components such as the resistor, capacitor, inductor, and voltage sources are interesting and help supplement the macroscopic perspective used in solving and understanding linear circuit problems. The problem sets become a little repetitive after awhile but certainly reinforce the concepts. The math involved with solving large sets of simultaneous linear equations by hand quickly becomes cumbersome. I highly recommend a programmable/graphing calculator or mathematics software like MatLab to help solve problems. Helpful appendices are included on trigonometry, complex numbers, and matrices/linear algebra. I highly recommend this text to engineering students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost same exact content as 3rd Edition November 2, 2010
By Charlie
Format:Hardcover
As far as the content goes, this book is word for word the same as the third edition. The only difference is that some of the paragraph headers are a different color and the non circuit diagram images may be different. All the circuits in all the examples are the same and most of the problems up until the 5th or sixth chapter are exactly the same or may have one or two values switched around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent textbook March 7, 2013
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I actually sold this version for the latest version of this textbook, but it's almost identical save for a few differences (a few changed chapter problems, etc.). It is excellent: each chapter discusses the concepts in great detail, and the examples it provides are interactive enough for any learning student to grasp the concepts.

Example problems within the chapters have their answers included so that you can make sure you're doing things correctly. All in all, this is a good textbook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is exactly the same as the US Edition. I purchased it recently for a class and compared it to my friends copy and the only difference is the cover. This book is a great money saver!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Richard
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The book as far seems to be satisfactory, however, the copy sent to me was an International Edition. It specifically states on the cover that "This International Student Edition is not to be sold of purchased in North America and contains content that is different from its North American version." I haven't found any difference in the problems, so far, and I'm up to Chapter 4. Though, it would have been preferred to not get such an edition (which is the only reason I'm giving a "ok" rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best textbooks on the subject. May 2, 2014
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I reviewed this book and other books through less reputable sites. The other books quickly proved frustrating. This book proved to in general to an excellent job explaining concepts through detailed explanations instead quickly glossing over things assuming you should know certain things. I liked it so much I bought a physical copy, nothing beats actually having the book. I also liked that it was low on typos, so far I've only noticed one or two instead too often in other books. Those typos really get you in that you second guess yourself or try to learn things wrong to justify the answer if you aren't careful. So if you're in over your head in your class, check out this book, the 4th edition is one edition old, but still solid and because it isn't the current edition you can get it at a great price. I ended up buy a second one to keep from lugging it between where I go, the book is so nice I bought it twice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars School March 1, 2014
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This book I needed for school and Amazon is always a great place to buy books for school at a bit cheaper price than you will find out the bookstore. Needless to say I passed the class and I still have this book since I am an engineer decided to keep all my engineering books.
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The Item was in good condition, very satisfied with purchase. Helped to keep costs down for college student. Thank you!
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I order this thing long time a go and i just got it !! I really forgot about it and when i got it i notice that it has a crack in the middle cause of the shopping i think ...
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Used an earlier version in college. Still an excellent textbook, in this case at a great price. Well worth what was paid and seller was very quick about shipment.
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I love this book! Easy to use and read. Great condition. Expensive but it's also a college book so it's expected. There is nothing I regret about purchasing this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
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Published on April 29, 2012 by Dave
3.0 out of 5 stars Book takes reading to truely understand
This book will take quite a bit of time and study to understand the concepts. Many of the problems are long and complex but it makes for a great study guide.
Published on April 10, 2012 by Andrew Baker
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