Basic AC Circuits

Basic AC Circuits

2nd Edition - September 28, 2000

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  • Author: Clay Rawlins
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080493985
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750671736

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Basic AC Circuits, Second Edition 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 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.

Key Features

  • Provides a fully-revised introduction to AC circuit technology that includes full examples, practice problems and quizzes to measure learning
  • Includes the mathematics training for AC circuit design that so many technicians and engineers are missing
  • Written in an easy-to-read and follow format with many illustrations, examples, and hands-on practice


Students, technicians, beginning engineers

Table of Contents

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 541
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2000
  • Published: September 28, 2000
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080493985
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750671736

About the Author

Clay Rawlins

Affiliations and Expertise

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.

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