Basic AC Circuits


  • Clay Rawlins, BS, MS, Clay Rawlins currently teaches courses in electronics at Eastfield College. Trained as an electrical engineer, he published the very successful first edition of this book in 1981.

Basic AC Circuits, 2/E is a step-by-step approach to AC circuit technology for the beginning student, hobbyist, technician, or engineer. The book is built into a series of self-paced, individualized learning goals covering electronics concepts, terms and the mathematics required to fully understand AC circuit problems--simple or complex. Each chapter includes learning objectives, fully-illustrated examples, practice problems and quizzes providing teachers, trainers and students a complete AC technology resource. Basic AC Circuits, 2/E has been a staple of the electronics educational market since 1981, but in the new edition the author has updated the book to reflect changes in technology, especially the test equipment available today.Basic AC Circuits has been a keystone for curriculum plans around the country for nearly two decades. This book was originally part of the Texas Instruments series published by Sams Publishing.
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Students, technicians, beginning engineers


Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7173-6


"An excellent reference source for students taking courses in circuit analysis and electric power engineering." -A. Tryuadlouski, University of Nevada at Reno This is a detailed book. It utilizes a lot of A.C. circuits analysis techniques.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Alternating Current ; AC and the Sine Wave; The Oscilloscope and Its Use; The Sine Wave and Phase; Resistive Circuits; Capacitance; RC Circuit Analysis; Inductance and Transformers; RL Circuit Analysis; RC and RL Time Constants; RLC Circuit Analysis; Phasor Algebra; Complex RLC Circuit Analysis; Resonance