- Hardcover: 816 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 9 edition (January 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0136114997
- ISBN-13: 978-0136114994
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved over the years to meet the changing learing styles of students, importantly, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged.The goals are: To build an understanding of concepts and ideas explicitly in terms of previous learning. To emphasize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem solving approaches. To provide students with a strong foundation of engineering practices.For Students or anyone interested in electric circuits.
About the Author
Professor JAMES W NILSSON taught at Iowa State University for 39 years. Since retiring from Iowa State, he has been a visiting professor at Notre Dame, California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo, and the United States Air Force Academy. In 1962, he co-authored (with R.G. Brown) Introduction to Linear Systems Analysis (John Wiley & Sons). In 1968, he authored Introduction to Circuits, Instruments, and Electronics (Harcourt Brae and World). Professor Nilsson received a Standard Oil Outstanding Teacher Award in 1968, the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1992, and the McGraw-Hill Jacob Millman Award in 1995. In 1990, he was elected to the rank of Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Professor SUSAN A. RIEDEL has been a member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University since 1981. She also holds a clinical research appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and was a visiting professor in the Bioengineering Unit at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, as a Fulbright Scholar during the 1989-90 academic year. She has received two awards for teaching excellence at Marquette, and was recognized for her research contributions with an award from the Chicago Unit of the Shriner's Hospitals.
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This 9th and 10th edition of this book can be found online for free. Full book! Also the solution manual to both books are on there as well.
Pretty much everyone in my class had downloaded the digital version and used that, as it was much more convenient than needing to buy and carry the book around.
I'm only posting this information because I know many students that struggle to pay for their classes/books and hopefully this helps save you some money!
Circuit analysis is one the easier classes for ECE majors, but this book shouldn't be used. It is a relatively easy class and certainly a subject one can teach themselves with a better textbook. Find a better textbook if you need the extra help.
Conclusion: Use this book if you have to (i.e. you have to do the homework problems and turn them in), but if you have the means, get a second book to study from, do problems from. Then sell this book back when you are done with it and keep the other book.
Note: This is calculus-based circuit theory, basic calculus knowledge is assumed.
The good: This book is one of the most comprehensive treatments of fundamental circuit analysis that I have seen. Most chapters are fairly well-written. It is an excellent resource as a reference or as a review, and it is a book you will go back to again and again as you proceed in your studies. If you learn everything in this book, you will have a very good foundation in circuit theory.
The bad: In the first few chapters there are a few basics that are not well-covered or are out of order (knowledge is assumed of a subject introduced some pages later). If you are using this book for your first-ever exposure to circuit theory, you will benefit from reading a little basic circuit theory elsewhere before your class starts.
The book does lack a section on even/odd mode network analysis which could be used to solve many difficult problems by symmetry alone. I would recommend concurrent enrollment in a differential equations course before attempting a course from this book. I do remember it being particularly difficult with only exposure to integral calculus.
After working through a couple chapters worth of problems, I am a little surprised at the amount of incorrect solutions in the back of the book. In Chapters 2 & 3 alone, I found three problems with incorrect solutions in the back of the book. I even verified my solutions with a SPICE simulation since I thought I must have made a mistake somewhere. Being the 8th edition, I expect maybe 1-2 errors in the entire book, not per chapter.
The material is a much more clear than the first time I went through it, but I still see how it could be frustrating for a first year EE student; there are many cases where the author jumps straight to a conclusion without much consideration. This book does little in the way of derivations, which may be frustrating for beginning students.
In conclusion, I would looking for a book with less errors.