Higher Education

Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

  • includes Premium Website Printed Access Card
  • Allan H. Robbins Red River College (retired)
  • Wilhelm C. Miller Red River College (retired)
  • ISBN-10: 1133281001  |  ISBN-13: 9781133281009
  • 984 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $260.25
  *Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.

About

Overview

CIRCUIT ANALYSIS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the theory, design, and analysis of electrical circuits. Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this reader-friendly text combines a detailed exploration of key electrical principles with an innovative, practical approach to the tools and techniques of modern circuit analysis. Coverage includes topics such as direct and alternating current, capacitance, inductance, magnetism, simple transients, transformers, Fourier series, methods of analysis, and more. Conceptual material is supported by abundant illustrations and diagrams throughout the text, as well as hundreds of step-by-step examples, thought-provoking exercises, and hands-on activities, making it easy for students to master and apply even complex material. Now thoroughly updated with new and revised content, illustrations, examples, and activities, the Fifth Edition also features powerful new interactive learning resources. Nearly 200 files for use in MultiSim 11 allow students to learn in a full-featured virtual workshop, complete with switches, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and more. Designed to provide the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and hands-on experience students need to confidently analyze and optimize circuits, this proven text provides ideal preparation for career success in electricity, electronics, or engineering fields.

Features and Benefits

  • MultiSim and PSpice are integrated in examples throughout the text, with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen images to help students construct circuits, connect meters, and test circuit operation using sophisticated computer simulations.
  • More than 1,200 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations help clarify and expand on core chapter material, making even complex concepts easier to grasp and providing outstanding support for visual learners.
  • Nearly 1,600 practice problems, learning checks, and end-of-chapter exercises encourage students to engage actively with the material, while allowing them to accurately assess their understanding and identify areas for additional reinforcement.
  • The text incorporates calculus as optional material to provide additional depth and detail, but it is introduced gradually and presented carefully to avoid intimidating students with a weaker mathematics background.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATION DC CONCEPTS.
1. Introduction.
2. Voltage And Current.
3. Resistance.
4. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy.
Part II: BASIC DC ANALYSIS.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Series-Parallel Circuits.
8. Methods of Analysis.
9. Network Theorems.
Part III: CAPACITORS AND INDUCTANCE.
10. Capacitors and Capacitance.
11. Capacitor Charging, Discharging, and Simple Waveshaping Circuits.
12. Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits.
13. Inductance and Inductors.
14. Inductive Transients.
Part IV: FOUNDATION AC CONCEPTS.
15. AC Fundamentals.
16. R, L, and C Elements and the Impedance Concept.
17. Power in AC Circuits.
Part V: IMPEDANCE NETWORKS.
18. AC Series-Parallel Circuits.
19. Methods of AC Analysis.
20. AC Network Theorems.
21. Resonance.
22. Filters and the Bode Plot.
23. Three-Phase Systems.
24. Transformers and Coupled Circuits.
25. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms.
Appendix A: PSpice And MultiSim.
Appendix B: Mathematics in Circuit Analysis: A Brief Tutorial.
Appendix C: Maximum Power Transfer Theorem Derivation.
Appendix D: Answers To Odd-Numbered Problems.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated with new and revised content, illustrations, examples, exercises, and activities throughout the text to ensure chapter material and learning tools are current, relevant, and engaging.
  • Powerful new interactive learning resources now support the text, including nearly 200 files for use in MultiSim 11 to allow instructors to create a sophisticated virtual workshop--complete with switches, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and more--to engage students and bring circuit theory to life.
  • The text and support materials have been updated to reflect current versions of both MultiSim (Version 11.0) and PSpice (16.3) simulation software, allowing instructors to easily prepare interactive lessons and activities, while helping students gain familiarity with the latest tools and technology used by modern electrical and engineering professionals.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: Text + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305528204 | ISBN-13: 9781305528208

List Price = $358.95  | CengageBrain Price = $358.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $270.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice
    List Price = $345.95  | CengageBrain Price = $345.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $260.25
  • CourseMate Instant Access
    List Price = $345.95  | CengageBrain Price = $345.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $345.95


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133281044 | ISBN-13: 9781133281047)

Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch reader comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

List Price = $345.95  | CengageBrain Price = $345.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $345.95

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133281028 | ISBN-13: 9781133281023)

The Laboratory Manual contains more than 40 hands-on labs, most with integrated computer simulation exercises, plus a comprehensive guide to equipment and laboratory measurements.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133673805 | ISBN-13: 9781133673804)

The Premium Website gives students access to more than 200 MultiSim files and an interactive study guide linked to the core text.

List Price = $87.00  | CengageBrain Price = $87.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.00

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133281044 | ISBN-13: 9781133281047)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking, an interactive glossary, and interactive learning tools, including Homework, Quizzes, Flashcards, PowerPoint® presentations, and more!

List Price = $345.95  | CengageBrain Price = $345.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $345.95

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133673805 | ISBN-13: 9781133673804)

The Premium Website gives students access to more than 200 MultiSim files and an interactive study guide linked to the core text.

List Price = $87.00  | CengageBrain Price = $87.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.00

Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305209931 | ISBN-13: 9781305209930)

Flash cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.00  | CengageBrain Price = $4.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.00

Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305207254 | ISBN-13: 9781305207257)

Quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, quizzes are already included.

List Price = $5.00  | CengageBrain Price = $5.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.00

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305204697 | ISBN-13: 9781305204690)

Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Allan H. Robbins

Allan Robbins, B.Sc., M.Sc., was an instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he taught numerous courses in the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Department prior to his retirement. He has served both as section chair and treasurer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and as treasurer of the Electronics Industry Association of Manitoba. Robbins is also a former director of training, industrial applications, for Microelectronics Center. He holds bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering.

Wilhelm C. Miller

Wilhelm Miller, Dipl T, B.Sc., taught numerous courses in the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Department at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he also served as chair of the department. Miller has served as president of the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and is currently chair of the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). He holds a diploma of technology in electronics and a bachelor of science degree in physics/mathematics.