- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; 5th edition (April 7, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471441686
- ISBN-13: 978-0471441687
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
A remarkably accessible approach, numerous design problems, MATLAB examples, and a real-world focus on the circuits that we encounter everyday---there are just a few reasons why Dorf and Svoboda's INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC CIRCUITS has been so successful at helping students master circuit analysis and design.
In their Fifth Edition, the authors have revised and enhanced their student-oriented text with several significant new changes, including:
But most importantly, this Fifth Edition provides students with the opportunity to hone their design and analysis skills with the new Electronic Teaching Assistant (ETA) on the Student Resource CD-ROM packed in this text.
Practice and experiment with the new Electronic Teaching Assistant!
The ETA features a powerful set of interactive learning tools in a web-based browser. These tools includes:
The Electric Circuits Workout. Develop and practice circuit analysis skills with this unique set or exercises, similar to quiz or exam problems.
The Circuit Design Lab. These labs offer essential experimentation and design experience. Each lab exercise presents a circuit together with scroll bars that control the values of important circuit parameters.
The Interactive Illustrations. These illustrations help the user to recognize connections between related concepts. They allow users to change key aspects of an illustration while observing the consequences. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
James A. Svoboda is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University where he teaches courses on topics such as circuits electronics, and computer programming. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and M.S. from the University of Colorado, and a B. S. from General Motors Institute.
Sophomore Circuits is one of Professor Svoboda's favorite courses. He has taught this course to 2500 undergraduates at Clarkson University over the past 21 years. In 1996, 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.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is the most useless text that could be used in a first year electric circuits course.
The end-of-chapter problems are useless to help understand concepts, as they frequently do not relate adequately to the material presented in each section.
You will spend way to much time trying to figure out little simple details, that aren't well explained.
I only bought this book for class, and it was kinda of useless other than doing the problems in it. It doesn't explain everything very clearly.Published on August 8, 2012 by robin105
good as expected. Thanks, TH. Item arrived on time and in good condition. There was nothing wrong being detected yet. recommended.Published on January 16, 2012 by TUNG HO
I needed this book for a class and so I had lectures that explained the material decently. I found that the book was okay. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Sandhu
Thank you. It's exactly the same as 8th edition.And happy to know you are one of the ucsd students too.Published on December 6, 2011 by VVV
Great circuit analysis book! It is often used for circuit classes in colleges. Definitely recommend it.Published on June 5, 2010 by Yi Zhao
I took the electrical engienering course with this book and it was a pain in the ass. first of all the material is very difficult, the professor tries to rush through everything... Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Congjie Yu
This brief review is related to the 7th edition. I like the layout of this book and its clear presentation of vague concepts. Read morePublished on November 21, 2009 by T. Almadhi