The Electrical Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Wai Chen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121709600
eBook ISBN: 9780080477480
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th October 2004
Page Count: 1018
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The Electrical Engineer's Handbook is an invaluable reference source for all practicing electrical engineers and students. Encompassing 79 chapters, this book is intended to enlighten and refresh knowledge of the practicing engineer or to help educate engineering students. This text will most likely be the engineer’s first choice in looking for a solution; extensive, complete references to other sources are provided throughout. No other book has the breadth and depth of coverage available here. This is a must-have for all practitioners and students! The Electrical Engineer's Handbook provides the most up-to-date information in: Circuits and Networks, Electric Power Systems, Electronics, Computer-Aided Design and Optimization, VLSI Systems, Signal Processing, Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, Digital Communication and Communication Networks, Electromagnetics and Control and Systems.

About the Editor-in-Chief… Wai-Kai Chen is Professor and Head Emeritus of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has extensive experience in education and industry and is very active professionally in the fields of circuits and systems. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Series I and II, President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. He is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal, the Education Award, and the Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE. Professor Chen is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Key Features

  • 77 chapters encompass the entire field of electrical engineering.
  • THOUSANDS of valuable figures, tables, formulas, and definitions.
  • Extensive bibliographic references.


All practicing electrical and electronics engineers worldwide; all electrical and computer engineering students; all engineering libraries.

Table of Contents




Part I: Circuit Theory


Chapter 1: Linear Circuit Analysis

1.1 Definitions and Terminology

1.2 Circuit Laws

1.3 Circuit Analysis

1.4 Equivalent Circuits

1.5 Network Theorems

1.6 Time Domain Analysis

1.7 Laplace Transform

1.8 State Variable Analysis

1.9 Alternating Current Steady State Analysis

1.10 Alternating Current Steady State Power

Chapter 2: Circuit Analysis: A Graph-Theoretic Foundation

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Basic Concepts and Results

2.3 Graphs and Electrical Networks

2.4 Loop and Cutset Systems of Equations

2.5 Summary

Chapter 3: Computer-Aided Design

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Modified Nodal Analysis

3.3 Formulation of MNA Equations of Nonlinear Circuits

3.4 A Direct Current Solution of Nonlinear Circuits

3.5 Transient Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits

Chapter 4: Synthesis of Networks

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Elementary Networks

4.3 Network Functions

4.4 Frequency Domain Responses

4.5 Normalization and Scaling

4.6 Approximations for Low-Pass Filters

4.7 Transformations of Inductor Capacitor Low-Pass Filters

4.8 Realizability of Functions

4.9 Synthesis of LC One-Ports

4.10 Synthesis of LC Two-Port Networks

4.11 All-Pass Networks

4.12 Summary

Chapter 5: Nonlinear Circuits

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Models of Physical Circuit Elements

5.3 Voltages and Currents in Nonlinear Circuits

5.4 Open Problems

Part II: Electronics


Chapter 1: Investigation of Power Management Issues for Future Generation Microprocessors

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Limitations of Today’s Technologies

1.3 Advan


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About the Author

Wai Chen

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor-in Chief University of Illinois at Chicago


...a surprisingly broad range of electrical topics of great concern to almost all modern engineers. The authors have assembled an authoritative and comprehensive reference tool specifically targeting practicing engineers. And, the volume has the potential to become a classic modern electrical engineering handbook. While it encompases many traditional subjects, it also addresses many areas of current research activity and international interest. Kenneth L. Corum Sun Microsystems