Table of Contents

1. Circuit Terminology

1.1 Historical timeline
1.2 Units, dimensions, and notation
1.3 Technology brief: Micro- and nanotechnology
1.4 Circuit representation
1.5 Electric charge and current
1.6 Voltage and power
1.7 Technology brief: Voltage: How big is big?
1.8 Circuit elements

2. Resistive Circuits

2.1 Ohm’s Law
2.2 Technology brief: Superconductivity
2.3 Kirchhoff’s Laws
2.4 Equivalent circuits
2.5 Technology brief: Resistive sensors
2.6 Wye-delta transformation
2.7 The Wheatstone Bridge
2.8 Application note: Linear versus nonlinear relationships
2.9 Technology brief: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
2.10 Introducing multisim

3. Analysis Techniques

3.1 Linear circuits
3.2 Node-voltage method
3.3 Mesh-current method
3.4 Technology brief: Measurement of electrical properties of sea ice
3.5 By-inspection methods
3.6 Linear circuits and source superposition
3.7 Technology brief: Integrated circuit fabrication process
3.8 Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
3.9 Comparison of analysis methods
3.10 Maximum power transfer
3.11 Technology brief: Digital and analog
3.12 Application note: Bipolar junction transistor (BJT)
3.13 Nodal analysis with Multisim

4. Operational Amplifiers

4.1 Op-amp characteristics
4.2 Technology brief: Display technologies
4.3 Negative feedback
4.4 Ideal op-amp model
4.5 Inverting amplifier
4.6 Inverting summing amplifier
4.7 Technology brief: Computer memory circuits
4.8 Difference amplifier
4.9 Voltage follower/buffer
4.10 Op-amp signal-processing circuits
4.11 Instrumentation amplifier
4.12 Digital-to-analog converters (DAC)
4.13 The MOSFET as a voltage-controlled current source
4.14 Technology brief: Circuit simulation software
4.15 Application note: Neural probes
4.16 Multisim analysis

5. RC and RL First-Order Circuits

5.1 Nonperiodic waveforms
5.2 Capacitors
5.3 Technology brief: Supercapacitors
5.4 Inductors
5.5 Response of the RC circuit
5.6 Response of the RL circuit
5.7 Technology brief: Hard disk drives (HDD)
5.8 RC op-amp circuits
5.9 Capacitive sensors
5.10 Application note: Parasitic capacitance and computer processing speed
5.11 Analyzing circuit response with multisim

6. RLC Circuits

6.1 Initial and final conditions
6.2 Introducing the series RLC circuit
6.3 Technology brief: Micromechanical sensors and actuators
6.4 Series RLC overdamped response
6.5 Series RLC critically damped response
6.6 Series RLC underdamped response
6.7 Summary of the series RLC circuit response
6.8 The parallel RLC circuit
6.9 Technology brief: RFID tags and antenna design
6.10 General solution for any second-order circuit with dc sources
6.11 Technology brief: Neural simulation and recording
6.12 Multisim analysis of circuit response

7. ac Analysis

7.1 Sinusoidal signals
7.2 Review of complex algebra
7.3 Technology brief: Touchscreens and active digitizers
7.4 Phasor domain
7.5 Phasor-domain analysis
7.6 Impedance transformations
7.7 Equivalent circuits
7.8 Phasor diagrams
7.9 Phase-shift circuits
7.10 Phasor-domain analysis techniques
7.11 Technology brief: Crystal oscillators
7.12 ac op-amp circuits
7.13 Op-amp phase shifter
7.14 Application note: Power-supply circuits
7.15 Multisim analysis of ac circuits

8. ac Power

8.1 Periodic waveforms
8.2 Average power
8.3 Technology brief: The electromagnetic spectrum
8.4 Complex power
8.5 The power factor
8.6 Maximum power transfer
8.7 Technology brief: Seeing without light
8.8 Measuring power with multisim

9. Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters

9.1 The transfer function
9.2 Scaling
9.3 Noise-cancellation headphones
9.4 Bode plots
9.5 Passive filters
9.6 Filter order
9.7 Spectral and spatial filtering
9.8 Active filters
9.9 Cascaded active filters
9.10 Electrical engineering and the audiophile
9.11 Application note: Modulation and the superheterodyne receiver
9.12 Spectral response with multisim

10. Three-Phase Circuits

10.1 Balanced three-phase generators
10.2 Source-load configurations
10.3 Y-Y configuration
10.4 Balanced networks
10.5 Minaturized energy harvesting
10.6 Power in balanced three-phase networks
10.7 Inside a power generating station
10.8 Power-factor compensation
10.9 Power measurement in three-phase circuits

11. Magnetically Coupled Circuits

11.1 Magnetic coupling
11.2 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
11.3 Transformers
11.4 Energy considerations
11.5 Ideal transformers
11.6 Three-phase transformers

12. Circuit Analysis by Laplace Transform

12.1 Unit impulse function
12.2 The Laplace transform technique
12.3 3-D TV
12.4 Properties of the Laplace transform
12.5 Circuit analysis procedure
12.6 Partial fraction expansion
12.7 Mapping the entire world in 3-D
12.8 s-domain circuit element models
12.9 s-domain circuit analysis
12.10 Multisim analysis of circuits driven by nontrivial inputs

13. Fourier Analysis Technique

13.1 Fourier series analysis technique
13.2 Fourier series representation
13.3 Bandwidth, data rate, and communication
13.4 Circuit applications
13.5 Average power
13.6 Synthetic biology
13.7 Fourier transform
13.8 Brain-machine interfaces (BMI)
13.9 Fourier transform pairs
13.10 Fourier versus Laplace
13.11 Circuit analysis with Fourier transform
13.12 Multisim: Mixed-signal circuits and the sigma-delta modulator

14. Appendix

14.1 Appendix A: Symbols, quantities, and units
14.2 Appendix B: Solving simultaneous equations
14.3 Appendix C: Overview of multisim
14.4 Appendix D: Mathematical formulas
14.5 Appendix E: MATLAB and MathScript
14.6 Appendix F: MyDAQ quick reference guide
14.7 Appendix G: Answers to selected problems

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