Understanding circuits: Learning problem solving using circuit analysis

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This book/lecture is intended for a college freshman level class in problem solving, where the particular problems deal with electrical and electronic circuits. It can also be used in a junior/senior level class in high school to teach circuit analysis. The basic problem-solving paradigm used in this book is that of resolution of a problem into its component parts. The reader learns how to take circuits of varying levels of complexity using this paradigm. The problem-solving exercises also familiarize the reader with a number of different circuit components including resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers and their use in practical circuits. The reader should come away with both an understanding of how to approach complex problems and a "feel" for electrical and electronic circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSynthesis Lectures on Electrical Engineering
Number of pages142
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Publication series

NameSynthesis Lectures on Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1559-811X
ISSN (Electronic)1559-8128


  • Circuit Analysis
  • Diode Circuits
  • OpAmp Circuits
  • Problem solving
  • Transistor Circuits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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