Introduction to Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling

1st Edition

From DC to RF

Authors: Luis Moura Izzat Darwazeh
Print ISBN: 9780750659321
eBook ISBN: 9780080454788
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 5th March 2005
Page Count: 376
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Luis Moura and Izzat Darwazeh introduce linear circuit modelling and analysis applied to both electrical and electronic circuits, starting with DC and progressing up to RF, considering noise analysis along the way.

Avoiding the tendency of current textbooks to focus either on the basic electrical circuit analysis theory (DC and low frequency AC frequency range), on RF circuit analysis theory, or on noise analysis, the authors combine these subjects into the one volume to provide a comprehensive set of the main techniques for the analysis of electric circuits in these areas.

Taking the subject from a modelling angle, this text brings together the most common and traditional circuit analysis techniques (e.g. phasor analysis) with system and signal theory (e.g. the concept of system and transfer function), so students can apply the theory for analysis, as well as modelling of noise, in a broad range of electronic circuits.

A highly student-focused text, each chapter contains exercises, worked examples and end of chapter problems, with an additional glossary and bibliography for reference. A balance between concepts and applications is maintained throughout.

The book is also supported by a companion website, featuring a full solutions manual, additional equations, graphs and illustrations for Lecturers to download when preparing teaching aids, as well as numerous case studies, worked examples and exercises using MATLAB to aid student learning.

Luis Moura is a Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Algarve. Izzat Darwazeh is Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications at University College, London, previously at UMIST.

Key Features

· An innovative approach fully integrates the topics of electrical and RF circuits, and noise analysis, with circuit modelling · Highly student-focused, the text includes exercises and worked examples throughout, along with end of chapter problems to put theory into practice · The companion website for the book features additional exercises and a full solutions manual to aid student learning


Introductory / intermediate undergraduates on electrical and electronic engineering courses world-wide. Some secondary market on computing and physics courses.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Elementary electrical circuit analysis; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Voltage and current; 1.3 Electrical passive elements; 1.4 Kirchhoff's laws; 1.5 Thévenin's theorem; 1.6 Norton's theorem; 1.7 Superposition theorem; 1.8 Bibliography; 1.9 Problems; 2 Complex numbers: An introduction; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Definition; 2.3 Elementary algebra; 2.4 Polar representation; 2.5 The exponential form; 2.6 Powers and roots; 2.7 Bibliography; 2.8 Problems; 3 Frequency domain electrical signal and circuit analysis; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Sinusoidal AC electrical analysis; 3.3 Generalized frequency domain analysis; 3.4 Bibliography; 3.5 Problems; 4 Natural and forced responses circuit analysis; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Time domain analysis; 4.3 Transient analysis using Fourier transforms; 4.4 The Laplace transform; 4.5 Analysis using Laplace transforms; 4.6 Bibliography; 4.7 Problems; 5 Electrical two-port network analysis; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Electrical representations; 5.3 Computer-aided electrical analysis; 5.4 Bibliography; 5.5 Problems; 6 Basic electronic amplifier building blocks; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Modelling the amplification process; 6.3 Operational amplifiers; 6.4 Active devices; 6.5 Bibliography; 6.6 Problems; 7 RF circuit analysis techniques; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Lumped versus distributed; 7.3 Electrical model for ideal transmission lines; 7.4 Scattering parameters; 7.5 The Smith chart; 7.6 Bibliography; 7.7 Problems; 8 Noise in electronic circuits; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Random variables; 8.3 Stochastic processes; 8.4 Noise in electronic circuits; 8.5 Computer-aided noise modelling and analysis; 8.6 Bibliography; 8.7 Problems; Appendix A Mathematical formulae for electrical engineering; Appendix B Elementary matrix algebra; Appendix C Two-port electrical parameters; Index


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About the Author

Luis Moura

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Electronics, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

Izzat Darwazeh

Izzat Darwazeh is the Chair of Communications Engineering in University College London (UCL) and head of UCL's Communications and Information Systems Group. He is an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Jordan and holds the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Manchester in the UK. He has been teaching and active in microwave circuit design and communications circuits and systems research since 1991. He has published over 250 scientific papers and is the co-editor of the 1995 IEE book on Analogue Fibre Communications and of the 2008 Elsevier-Newness book on Electrical Engineering. He is also the co-author (with Luis Moura) of the 2005 book on Linear Circuit Analysis and Modelling. He currently teaches mobile and wireless communications and circuit design and his current research interests are in ultra high-speed microwave circuits and in wireless and optical communication systems. In addition to his teaching, Professor Darwazeh acts as a consultant to various engineering firms and government, financial and legal entities in the UK and worldwide. Professor Darwazeh is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET).

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Communications Engineering, University College London (UCL) and head of UCL's Communications and Information Systems Group, London, UK


“This text can be very useful. It is easy to read, despite its richness and comprehensiveness. In this one book, you will find what you’d normally find in three: - Linear circuit analysis - Two-ports and amplifiers, and a description of active devices - Good treatment of RF and noise.” — Maria Flora Torretta, Electronics World, December 2005