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DC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach

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James M. Fiore, Mohawk Valley Community College

Copyright Year: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781654515478

Publisher: dissidents

Language: English

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Reviewed by Mary Steigerwald, Associate Professor, North Shore Community College on 5/25/21

This book is very well written and an excellent resource. It provides clear and concise physics approach to understanding circuit components and the analysis of DC circuits. The physics approach is complemented with excellent explanations and... read more

Reviewed by Bill Nolan, Instructor, Aiken Technical College on 5/24/21

Could use the addition of power factor correction and motors. Overall, a good selection of topics, so rating should be more like a 4.4 or 4.5. read more

Reviewed by Benjamen Taber, Adjunct Instructor, Central Oregon Community College on 1/5/21

Friore has an excellent introduction, discussing not just the fundamentals of sig. figs., engineering notation, etc., but also critical thinking and the scientific method. The text covers the content of a first-term introductory electrical... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2: Basic Quantities
  • Chapter 3: Series Resistive Circuits
  • Chapter 4: Parallel Resistive Circuits
  • Chapter 5: Series-Parallel Resistive Circuits
  • Chapter 6: Analysis Theorems and Techniques
  • Chapter 7: Nodal & Mesh Analysis, Dependent Sources
  • Chapter 8: Capacitors
  • Chapter 9: Inductors
  • Chapter 10: Magnetic Circuits and Transformers

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  • About the Book

    Welcome to DC Electrical Circuit Analysis, an open educational resource (OER). The goal of this text is to introduce the theory and practical application of analysis of DC electrical circuits. It is 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 DC 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).