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This book is one of a series of free open educational resources-five texts and seven laboratory manuals which I currently use as reference textbooks in my DC and AC circuit classes. This book is an excellent resource and very well written. It... read more
This book is one of a series of free open educational resources-five texts and seven laboratory manuals which I currently use as reference textbooks in my DC and AC circuit classes. This book is an excellent resource and very well written. It assumes familiarity with DC circuit analysis and provides clear and concise concepts, circuit analysis methods, and theorems of AC circuits. All of the major learning outcomes of introductory electrical engineering courses on AC electronics are covered, including: sinusoidal waveforms, basic Fourier decomposition of complex waveforms, complex numbers; reactance and impedance along with phasor diagrams; series, parallel, and series-parallel RLC circuits; network theorems (Source Conversion, Superposition, Thévenin's and Norton's, Maximum power transform, Delta-Y conversion ) along with nodal and mesh analysis; AC power(Power triangle); resonance, and introductions to polyphase systems and magnetic circuits. Advanced AC circuit analysis techniques such as Laplace transform and Fourier transform are not covered in this book.
The book content seems accurate, error-free, and unbiased for me.
The content is basic and fundamental and will not quickly make the text obsolete. The author frequently updates his series of free OER textbooks and lab manuals. The newest version of this book is published one month before this review.
This book is very clear and well written. Words, mathematical expressions, and figures are used to describe important concepts and relationships, easy to understand.
The text is consistent in terms of terminology and framework.
The text is written in a logical and easily modularized fashion. Typical AC analysis book.
The organization and flow of the content are logical and clear. Each chapter is in a similar format, "begins with a set of learning objectives and concludes with practice exercises that are generally divided into four major types: analysis, design, challenge and simulation. "
The text is free of significant interface issues,
The book is well-written and appears to contain no major grammatical errors.
There is no cultural issue.
Excellent free textbook with companion OER text, DC Electrical Circuit Analysis and Laboratory Manual for AC Electrical Circuit Analysis. I currently use them as reference textbooks in my DC and AC circuit classes.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Fundamentals
- Chapter 2: Series RLC Circuits
- Chapter 3: Parallel RLC Circuits
- Chapter 4: Series-Parallel RLC Circuits
- Chapter 5: Analysis Theorems and Techniques
- Chapter 6: Nodal and Mesh Analysis
- Chapter 7: AC Power
- Chapter 8: Resonance
- Chapter 9: Polyphase Power
- Chapter 10: Decibels and Bode Plots
About the Book
Welcome to the AC Electrical Circuit Analysis, an open educational resource (OER). The goal of this text is to introduce the theory and practical application of analysis of AC electrical circuits. It assumes familiarity with DC circuit analysis. If you have not studied DC circuit analysis, it is strongly recommended that you read the companion OER text, DC Electrical Circuit Analysis before continuing. Both texts are offered free of charge under a Creative Commons non-commercial, share-alike with attribution license. For your convenience, along with the free pdf and odt files, print copies are available at a very modest charge. Check my web sites for links.
This text is based on the earlier Workbook for AC Electrical Circuits, which it replaces. The original expository text has been greatly expanded and includes many examples along with computer simulations. For the convenience of those who used the Workbook, many of the problem sets are the same, with some re-ordering depending on the chapter.
About the Contributors
James M. Fiore
My name is Jim and I'm the resident dissident, programmer and author. I've been a college professor for many years teaching in the areas of electrical engineering technology, computer programming and the science of sound. I'm also a musician and an endurance athlete. I established dissidents in the late 1980s as a way to offer various software items that I created, figuring that other people might find them useful as well. Some of these have been commercial and some have been freeware. I also write a lot, including published college text books and lab manuals. Recently, the open educational resource movement has gained momentum (no doubt at least partly propelled by the rising costs of college tuition and texts).