The goal of this text is to introduce the theory and practical application of analysis of DC electrical circuits. The text begins with coverage of scientific and engineering notation along with the metric system. Also included is a discussion of the scientific method, the underpinning of our entire system of investigation and technology. From there, basic concepts and quantities are introduced such as charge, current, energy, power and voltage. Subsequent chapters introduce resistance, series circuits, parallel circuits and series-parallel circuits. The text continues with chapters covering network theorems, more advanced techniques such as nodal and mesh analysis, and finally finishes with introductions to capacitors, inductors and magnetic circuits.
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