Solving circuit problems is less a matter of knowing what steps to follow than why those steps are necessary. And knowing the why stems from an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts and theoretical basis of electric circuits. Setting the benchmark for a modern approach to this fundamental topic, Nassir Sabah’s Electric Circuits and Signals supplies a comprehensive, intuitive, conceptual, and hands-on introduction with an emphasis on creative problem solving.

A Professional Education

Ideal for electrical engineering majors as a first step, this phenomenal textbook also builds a core knowledge in the basic theory, concepts, and techniques of circuit analysis, behavior, and operation for students following tracks in such areas as computer engineering, communications engineering, electronics, mechatronics, electric power, and control systems. The author uses hundreds of case studies, examples, exercises, and homework problems to build a strong understanding of how to apply theory to problems in a variety of both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Your students will be able to approach any problem with total confidence. Coverage ranges from the basics of dc and ac circuits to transients, energy storage elements, natural responses and convolution, two-port circuits, Laplace and Fourier transforms, signal processing, and operational amplifiers.

Modern Tools for Tomorrow’s Innovators

Along with a conceptual approach to the material, this truly modern text uses PSpice simulations with schematic Capture® as well as MATLAB® commands to give students hands-on experience with the tools they will use after graduation.

Classroom Extras

When you adopt Electric Circuits and Signals, you will receive a complete solutions manual along with its downloadable resources supplying additional material.

chapter 1|46 pages

Circuit Variables and Elements

chapter 2|36 pages

Basic Circuit Connections and Laws

chapter 3|30 pages

Basic Analysis of Resistive Circuits

chapter 4|28 pages

Circuit Simplification

chapter 5|46 pages

Sinusoidal Steady State

chapter 6|48 pages

Linear and Ideal Transformers

chapter 7|40 pages

Power Relations and Circuit Measurements

chapter 8|46 pages

Balanced Three-Phase Systems

chapter 9|40 pages

Responses to Periodic Inputs

chapter 10|42 pages

Frequency Responses

chapter 11|34 pages

Duality and Energy-Storage Elements

chapter 12|42 pages

Natural Responses and Convolution

chapter 13|40 pages

Switched Circuits

chapter 14|46 pages

Two-Port Circuits

chapter 15|64 pages

Laplace Transform

chapter 16|48 pages

Fourier Transform

chapter 17|36 pages

Basic Signal Processing Operations