Higher Education

Experiments in DC/AC Circuits with Concepts, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Timothy Baker
  • ISBN-10: 0766840352  |  ISBN-13: 9780766840355
  • 144 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25



Designed for use as a companion to any core DC/AC electronics book, this lab manual contains 35 experiments that build upon each other to guide users from basic concepts to more complex circuit analyses. Beyond simple data collection, each lab promotes critical thinking skills by requiring users to make their own predictions about the behavior of a circuit, test them, and draw conclusions by comparing their hypotheses to actual lab results. A series of questions at the end of each experiment leads users through the process of drawing logical conclusions about circuit behavior that are grounded firmly in their understanding of basic electronics principles. In addition, each experiment provides continuous reinforcement of DC/AC electronics concepts. Necessary components for all experiments are readily available in most electronics labs, and component values may be substituted if needed without altering the concept of the experiment.

Features and Benefits

  • Each experiment begins by specifying electronics concepts to be explored, establishing a context for putting theories learned in class to the test in the lab.
  • Questions at the end of each lab are included, providing opportunities to integrate important verbal and written communication skills development into the lab experience.
  • Labs are flexible and easily adapted, allowing instructors to work with the class as a group and control the pace or work with individuals at various rates to maximize learning outcomes.
  • Comprehensive solutions to all labs, written by the author, are available on the Delmar electronics web site, www.electronictech.com, to minimize preparation time for instructors.

Table of Contents

Scientific Notation and Symbols
Open and Closed Circuits
Resistance in Series
Current in Series
Voltage in Series
Power in Series
Voltage Sources in Series
Voltages Measured to a Ground Reference
Internal Resistance of a Voltage Source
Resistance in Parallel
Voltage in Parallel
Current in Parallel
Power in Parallel
Resistance in a Series-Parallel Circuit
Current in a Series-Parallel Circuit
Voltage in a Series-Parallel Circuit
Wheatstone Bridge
Loaded Voltage Divider
Thevenin’s and Norton’s Equivalent Circuits
Mesh Current and Superposition
Measure DC Voltage with an Oscilloscope
Series and Parallel AC Circuits
Series and Parallel RL Circuits
Series and Parallel RC Circuits
RLC Circuits and Resonance
Low-pass and High-pass Filters
Band-pass and Band-stop Filters


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766840360 | ISBN-13: 9780766840362)

Student Supplements

Experiments in DC/AC Circuits with Concepts (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111321876 | ISBN-13: 9781111321871)

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Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111536465 | ISBN-13: 9781111536466)

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