From the Back Cover
As in earlier editions, the central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits, 8th Edition, is the concept that electric circuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Given this theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer, and control systems as well as consumer products. This book is designed for a one-to-three-term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximum flexibility.
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- Enhanced WileyPLUS course with 300 algorithmic problems, bringing the total set of assignable algorithmic problems to over 600. These algorithmically generated problems allow students to practice repeatedly the same problem type with new values.
- Significantly increased use of computational software PSpice and MATLAB.
- Revisions made throughout the text to improve clarity.
- The text contains 120 new problems, brining the total number to more than 1,350. This edition uses a progression of problem types that range in difficulty.
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About the Author
Professor Dorf has extensive experience with education and industry and is professionally active in the fields of robotics, automation, electric circuits, and communications. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Dorf is widely know to the profession for his Modern Control Systems, eleventh edition (Prentice Hall, 2008) and The International Encyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley, 1988). Dr. Dorf is also the coauthor of Circuits, Devices and Systems (with Ralph Smith), fifth edition (Wiley, 1992). Dr. Dorf edited the widely used Electrical Engineering Handbook, third edition (CRC Pres and IEEE press), published in 2008. His latest work is Technology Ventures, third edition (McGraw-Hill 2010).
James A. Svoboda is an associate professor electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University, where he teaches courses on topics such as circuits, electronics, and computer programming. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MS from the University of Colorado, and a BS from General Motors Institute.
Sophomore circuits is one of Professor Svoboda's favorite courses. He has taught this course to 5,500 undergraduates at Clarkson University over the past 30 years. In 1986, he received Clarkson University's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Svoboda has written several research papers describing the advantages of using nullors to model electric circuits for computer analysis. He is interested in the way technology affects engineering education and has developed several software packages for use in Sophomore Circuits.