From the Back Cover
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As in earlier editions, the central theme of Introduction toElectric Circuits, 8th Edition, is the concept that electriccircuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Giventhis theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and designof electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the abilityof the engineer to design complex electronic, communication,computer, and control systems as well as consumer products. Thisbook is designed for a one-to-three-term course in electriccircuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximumflexibility.
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- Enhanced WileyPLUS course with 300 algorithmic problems,bringing the total set of assignable algorithmic problems to over600. These algorithmically generated problems allow students topractice repeatedly the same problem type with new values.
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- Revisions made throughout the text to improve clarity.
- The text contains 120 new problems, brining the total number tomore than 1,350. This edition uses a progression of problem typesthat range in difficulty.
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About the Author
Richard C. Dorf,
professor of electrical and computerengineering at the University of California, Davis, teachesgraduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering in thefields of circuits and control systems. He earned a PhD inelectrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, anMS from the University of Colorado, and a BS from ClarksonUniversity. Highly concerned with the discipline of electricalengineering and its wide value to social and economic needs, he haswritten and lectured internationally on the contributions andadvances in electrical engineering.
Professor Dorf has extensive experience with education andindustry and is professionally active in the fields of robotics,automation, electric circuits, and communications. He has served asa visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and theUniversity of California at Berkeley.
A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineersand the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Dorf iswidely know to the profession for his Modern Control Systems,eleventh edition (Prentice Hall, 2008) and The InternationalEncyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley, 1988). Dr. Dorf is also thecoauthor of Circuits, Devices and Systems (with Ralph Smith), fifthedition (Wiley, 1992). Dr. Dorf edited the widely used ElectricalEngineering Handbook, third edition (CRC Pres and IEEE press),published in 2008. His latest work is Technology Ventures, thirdedition (McGraw-Hill 2010).
James A. Svoboda is an associate professor electrical andcomputer engineering at Clarkson University, where he teachescourses on topics such as circuits, electronics, and computerprogramming. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from theUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison, an MS from the University ofColorado, and a BS from General Motors Institute.
Sophomore circuits is one of Professor Svoboda's favoritecourses. He has taught this course to 5,500 undergraduates atClarkson University over the past 30 years. In 1986, he receivedClarkson University's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Svoboda has written several research papers describingthe advantages of using nullors to model electric circuits forcomputer analysis. He is interested in the way technology affectsengineering education and has developed several software packagesfor use in Sophomore Circuits.