Chad Davis, University of Oklahoma
Pub Date: 2017
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Libraries
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The book seems to be mostly a collection of formulas that are illustrated via examples that make use of the circuit simulation software Multisim. Important equations and definitions are simply presented as facts to be accepted with little to no... read more
The textbook is well written covering most of the topics on ac circuits discussed in standard textbooks. Numerical examples solved throughout the textbook were also verified using multisim/matlab software. This is a very important addition for the... read more
This book (or ebook, as it refers to itself) discusses all major topics related to AC circuits and what is typically covered in a second circuits course (e.g., OpAmps and filters). In particular, the book provides a comprehensive account of... read more
Table of Contents
- Module 1 – AC Signal Overview
- Module 2 – AC Circuits Math Background
- Module 3 – RLC Circuit Analysis with AC Sources
- Module 4 – Passive Filters
- Module 5 – Transformers
- Module 6 – Diodes and AC to DC Conversion
- Module 7 –Operational Amplifiers (OpAmps)
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About the Book
This eBook was written as the sequel to the eBook titled DC Circuits, which was written in 2016 by Chad Davis. This eBook covers Alternating Current (AC) circuit theory as well as a brief introduction of electronics. It is broken up into seven modules. Module 1 covers the basic theory of AC signals. Since only DC sources are used in the first eBook, details of AC signals such as sinusoidal waveforms (or sine waves), square waves, and triangle waves are provided. Module 2, titled AC Circuits Math Background, covers the mathematics background needed for solving AC circuit problems. The background material in Modules 1 and 2 are combined in Module 3 to solve circuits with AC sources that include resistors, inductors, and capacitors (RLC circuits).
About the Contributors
Chad Davis received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Since 2008 he has been a full-time member of the ECE faculty at OU. He holds a dual discipline (electrical & mechanical) professional engineering license in the state of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the OU-ECE faculty he worked in industry at Uponor, McElroy Manufacturing, Lucent, and Celestica. His work experience ranges from electromechanical system design to automation of manufacturing and test processes.
Dr. Davis is a licensed private pilot and performs research primarily in areas related to aviation. His current research at OU involves the design and development of a new GPS Ground Based Augmentation System utilizing feedback control and the design of instrumentation and data acquisition for navigational systems. Additionally, he serves as the ECE recruiting coordinator and one of the primary academic advisors for ECE students.