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Principles of Electric Circuits: Electron Flow Version, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition

By Thomas L. Floyd

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 20, 2009

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For DC/AC Circuits courses requiring a comprehensive, classroom tested text with an emphasis on troubleshooting and the practical application of DC/AC principles and concepts.


This text provides an exceptionally clear introduction to DC/AC circuits supported by superior exercises, examples, and illustrations and an emphasis on troubleshooting and applications. Throughout the text's coverage, the use of mathematics is limited to only those concepts that are needed for understanding. Floyd's acclaimed troubleshooting emphasis provides students with the problem solving experience they need to step out of the classroom and into a job!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Quantities and Units

1-1   Units of Measurement

1-2   Scientific Notation

1-3   Engineering Notation and Metric Prefixes

1-4   Metric Unit Conversions


Chapter 2:  Voltage, Current, and Resistance

2-1     Atomic Structure

2-2      Electrical Charge

2-3      Voltage, Current, and Resistance

2-4      Voltage and Current Sources

2-5      Resistors

2-6      The Electric Circuit

2-7      Basic Circuit Measurements

2-8      Electrical Safety

         A Circuit Application


Chapter 3:  Ohm’s Law

3-1   The Relationship of Current, Voltage, and Resistance

3-2   Calculating Current

3-3   Calculating Voltage

3-4   Calculating Resistance

3-5   Introduction to Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application


Chapter 4:  Energy and Power

4-1   Energy and Power

4-2   Power in an Electric Circuit

4-3   Resistor Power Ratings

4-4   Energy Conversion and Voltage Drop in Resistance

4-5   Power Supplies

A Circuit Application



Chapter 5  Series Circuits

5-1   Resistors in Series

5-2   Current in a Series Circuit

5-3   Total Series Resistance

5-4   Application of Ohm’s Law

5-5   Voltage Sources in Series

5-6   Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law

5-7   Voltage dividers

5-8   Power in Series Circuits

5-9   Voltage Measurements

5-10  Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application


Chapter 6   Parallel Circuits

6-1   Resistors in Parallel

6-2   Voltage in a Parallel Circuit

6-3   Kirchhoff’s Current Law

6-4   Total Parallel Resistance

6-5   Application of Ohm’s Law

6-6   Current Sources in Parallel

6-7   Current Dividers

6-8   Power in Parallel Circuits

6-9   Parallel Circuit Applications

6-10  Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application


Chapter 7  Series-Parallel Circuits

7-1   Identifying Series-Parallel Relationships

7-2   Analysis of Series-Parallel Resistive Circuits

7-3   Voltage Dividers with Resistive Loads

7-4   Loading Effect of a Voltmeter

7-5   Ladder Networks

7-6   The Wheatstone Bridge

7-7   Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application


Chapter 8   Circuit Theorems and Conversions

  8-1 The DC Voltage Source

8-2   The Current Source

8-3   Source Conversions

8-4   The Superposition Theorem

8-5   Thevenin’s Theorem

8-6   Norton’s Theorem

8-7   Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

8-8   Delta-to-Wye (  -toY) and Wye-toDelta (Y-to- ) Conversions

A Circuit Application


Chapter 9  Branch, Loop, and Node Analyses

9-1   Simultaneous Equations in Circuit Analysis

9-2   Branch Current Method

9-3   Loop Current Method

9-4   Node Voltage Method

A Circuit Application


Chapter 10  Magnetism and Electromagnetism

10-1  The Magnetic Field

10-2  Electromagnetism

10-3  Electromagnetic Devices

10-4  Magnetic Hysteresis

10-5  Electromagnetic Induction

10-6  Applications of Electromagnetic Induction

A Circuit Application


Chapter 11 Introduction to Alternating Current and Voltage\

11-1  The Sinusoidal Waveform

11-2  Sinusoidal Voltage Sources

11-3  Sinusoidal Voltage and Current Values

11-4  Angular Measurement of a Sine Wave

11-5  The Sine Wave Formula

11-6  Introduction to Phasors

11-7  Analysis of AC Circuits

11-8  Superimposed DC and AC Voltages

11-9  Nonsinusoidal Waveforms

11-10 The Oscilloscope

A Circuit Application        


Chapter 12 Capacitors

12-1  The Basic Capacitor

12-2  Types of Capacitors

12-3  Series Capacitors

12-4  Parallel Capacitors

12-5  Capacitors in DC Circuits

12-6  Capacitors in AC Circuits

12-7  Capacitor Applications

12-8  Switched-Capacitor Circuits

A Circuit Application


Chapter 13  Inductors

13-1  The Basic Inductor

13-2  Types of Inductors

13-3  Series and Parallel Inductors

13-4  Inductors in DC Circuits

13-5  Inductors in AC Circuits

13-6  Inductor Applications

A Circuit Application


Chapter 14  Transformers

14-1  Mutual Inductance

14-2  The Basic Transformer

14-3  Step-Up and Step-down Transformers

14-4  Loading the Secondary Winding

14-5  Reflected Load

14-6  Impedance Matching

14-7  Nonideal Transformer Characteristics

14-8  Tapped and Multiple-Winding Transformers

14-9  Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application



Chapter 15  RC Circuits

PART 1: Series Circuits    With an Introduction to Complex Numbers

15-1 The Complex Number System

15-2 Sinusoidal Response of Series RC Circuits

15-3  Impedance of Series RC Circuits

15-4  Analysis of Series RC Circuits

PART 2: Parallel Circuits

15-5  Impedance and Admittance of Parallel RC Circuits

15-6  Analysis of Parallel RC Circuits

PART 3: Series-Parallel Circuits

15-7  Analysis of Series-Parallel RC Circuits

PART 4: Special Topics

15-8  Power in RC Circuits

15-9  Basic Applications

15-10 Troubleshooting

      A Circuit Application


Chapter 16  RL Circuits

PART 1: Series Circuits

16-1  Sinusoidal Response of RL Circuits

16-2  Impedance of Series RL Circuits

16-3  Analysis of Series RL Circuits

PART 2: Parallel Circuits

16-4  Impedance and Admittance of Parallel RL Circuits

16-5  Analysis of Parallel RL Circuits

PART 3: Series-Parallel Circuits

16-6  Analysis of Series-Parallel RL Circuits

PART 4: Special Topics

16-7  Power in RL Circuits

16-8  Basic Applications

16-9  Troubleshooting

      A Circuit Application


Chapter 17 RLC Circuits and Resonance

PART 1: Series Circuits

17-1 Impedance of Series RLC Circuits

17-2 Analysis of Series RLC Circuits

17-3 Series Resonance

PART 2: Parallel Circuits

17-4 Impedance of Parallel RLC Circuits

17-5 Analysis of Parallel RLC Circuits

17-6 Parallel Resonance

PART 3: Series-Parallel RLC Circuits

17-7 Analysis of Series-Parallel RLC Circuits

PART 4: Special Topics

17-8 Bandwidth of Resonant Circuits

17-9 Applications

     A Circuit Application


Chapter 18 Passive filters

18-1 Low-Pass Filters

18-2 High-Pass Filters

18-3 Band-Pass Filters

18-4 Band-Stop Filters


Chapter 19 Circuit Theorems in AC Analysis

19-1  The Superposition Theorem

19-2  Thevenin’s Theorem

19-3  Norton’s Theorem

19-4  Maximum Power Transfer Theorem


Chapter 20 Time Response of Reactive Circuits

20-1  The RC Integrator

20-2  Response of an RC  Integrator to a Single Pulse

20-3  Response of RC Integrators to Repetitive Pulses

20-4  Response of an RC Differentiator to a Single Pulse

20-5  Response of RC Differentiators to Repetitive Pulses

20-6  Response of RL Integrators to Pulse Inputs

20-7  Response of RL Differentiators to Pulse Inputs

20-8  Relationship of Time Response to Frequency  Response

20-9  Troubleshooting

A Circuit Application


Chapter 21 Three-Phase Systems in Power Applications

21-1  Introduction to Three-Phase Machines

21-2  Generators in Power Applications

21-3  Types of Three-Phase Generators

21-4  Three-Phase Source/Load Analysis

21-5  Three-Phase Power



A  Table of Standard Resistor Values

B   Derivations

C   Capacitor Color Coding

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems



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