Electrical Engineering: Know It All

1st Edition


  • Clive Maxfield
  • John Bird
  • Tim Williams
  • Walt Kester
  • Dan Bensky
  • Description

    The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Electrical engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Electrical Engineering Know It All covers every angle including Real-World Signals and Systems, Electromagnetics, and Power systems.

    Key Features

    A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors Topics include digital, analog, and power electronics, and electric circuits The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume


    Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Field Application Engineers, New Graduates

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 An Introduction to Electric Circuits 1.1 SI units 1.2 Charge 1.3 Force 1.4 Work 1.5 Power 1.6 Electrical potential and e.m.f. 1.7 Resistance and conductance 1.8 Electrical power and energy 1.9 Summary of terms, units and their symbols 1.10 Standard symbols for electrical components 1.11 Electric current and quantity of electricity 1.12 Potential difference and resistance 1.13 Basic electrical measuring instruments 1.14 Linear and non-linear devices 1.15 Ohm’s law 1.16 Multiples and sub-multiples 1.17 Conductors and insulators 1.18 Electrical power and energy 1.19 Main effects of electric current Chapter 2 Resistance and Resistivity 2.1 Resistance and resistivity 2.2 Temperature coefficient of resistance Chapter 3 Series and parallel networks 3.1 Series circuits 3.2 Potential divider 3.3 Parallel networks 3.4 Current division 3.5 Relative and absolute voltages Chapter 4 Capacitors and Inductors 4.1 Introduction to capacitors 4.2 Electrostatic field 4.3 Electric field strength 4.4 Capacitance 4.5 Capacitors 4.6 Electric flux density 4.7 Permittivity 4.8 The parallel plate capacitor 4.9 Capacitors connected in parallel and series 4.10 Dielectric strength 4.11 Energy stored 4.12 Practical types of capacitor 4.13 Inductance 4.14 Inductors 4.15 Energy stored Chapter 5 D.c. circuit theory 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Kirchhoff’s laws 5.3 The superposition


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    About the editors

    Clive Maxfield

    Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the author of dozens of articles and papers appearing in magazines and at technical conferences around the world. Max's main area of interest are currently focused in the analog, digital, and mixed-signal simulation of integrated circuits and multichip modules.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Engineer, TechBytes, and Editor of PLDesignline.com EDA industry consultant, EDN columnist, and Embedded Systems Guru

    John Bird

    John Bird, the author of over 100 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport; formerly University of Portsmouth and Highbury College, UK

    Tim Williams

    Tim Williams worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer, before startinghis own consultancy specializing in EMC design and test advice and training. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public, over the last 25 years.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Elmac Services, Wareham, UK

    Walt Kester

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Analog Devices technical staff

    Dan Bensky

    Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant