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AC Circuits

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Chad Davis, University of Oklahoma

Copyright Year: 2017

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Libraries

Language: English

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Reviewed by Tony Jones, Associate Professor, Tidewater Community College on 12/18/22

The text book covers all area listed in the table of content and has hands on approach to learning about AC circuits via labs. read more

Reviewed by Ann Trausch, Electronics Instructor, Rogue Community College on 3/15/22

This is an interesting book that illustrates how to use MultiSim tools at an engineering level mathematics, AC, Diodes, Transformers, and Op-Amp circuits that you would typically see used. The book uses several analysis methods including nodal,... read more

Reviewed by Wei Yu, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Maritime Academy on 6/22/21

This book can work as a good supplementary book to students when they can learn fundamental AC concepts from another more basic textbook. The uniqueness of this book is to incorporate the software, Multisim, to simulate AC circuit results. But if... read more

Reviewed by David Kelley, Associate Professor, Bucknell University on 3/6/19

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

Reviewed by Preetham Goli, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City on 8/2/18

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

Reviewed by Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Assistant Professor, Washington State University on 6/19/18

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.

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