# Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits, Sixth Edition

by: Mahmood Nahvi, PhD, Joseph A. Edminister

**Abstract:**More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you 500 fully solved problems, extra practice on topics such as amplifiers and operational amplifier circuits, waveforms and signals, AC power, etc, and support for all the major textbooks for electric circuits courses.

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## Table of Contents

**A.**Preface**B.**About the Authors**1.**Introduction**2.**Circuit Concepts**3.**Circuit Laws**4.**Analysis Methods**5.**Amplifiers and Operational Amplifier Circuits**6.**Waveforms and Signals**7.**First-Order Circuits**8.**Higher-Order Circuits and Complex Frequency**9.**Sinusoidal Steady-State Circuit Analysis**10.**AC Power**11.**Polyphase Circuits**12.**Frequency Response, Filters, and Resonance**13.**Two-Port Networks**14.**Mutual Inductance and Transformers**15.**Circuit Analysis Using Spice and PSpice**16.**The Laplace Transform Method**17.**Fourier Method of Waveform Analysis**A.**APPENDIX A: Complex Number System**B.**APPENDIX B: Matrices and Determinants

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**A.**Preface**B.**About the Authors**1.**Introduction**2.**Circuit Concepts**3.**Circuit Laws**4.**Analysis Methods- The Branch Current Method
- The Mesh Current Method
- Matrices and Determinants
- The Node Voltage Method
- Network Reduction
- Input Resistance
- Output Resistance
- Transfer Resistance
- Reciprocity Property
- Superposition
- Thévenin's and Norton's Theorems
- Maximum Power Transfer Theorem
- Two-Terminal Resistive Circuits and Devices
- Interconnecting Two-Terminal Resistive Circuits
- Small-Signal Model of Nonlinear Resistive Devices

**5.**Amplifiers and Operational Amplifier Circuits- Amplifier Model
- Feedback in Amplifier Circuits
- Operational Amplifiers
- Analysis of Circuits Containing Ideal Op Amps
- Inverting Circuit
- Summing Circuit
- Noninverting Circuit
- Voltage Follower
- Differential and Difference Amplifiers
- Circuits Containing Several Op Amps
- Integrator and Differentiator Circuits
- Analog Computers
- Low-Pass Filter
- Decibel (dB)
- Real Op Amps
- A Simple Op Amp Model
- Comparator
- Flash Analog-to-Digital Converter
- Summary of Feedback in Op Amp Circuits

**6.**Waveforms and Signals**7.**First-Order Circuits- Introduction
- Capacitor Discharge in a Resistor
- Establishing a DC Voltage Across a Capacitor
- The Source-Free RL Circuit
- Establishing a DC Current in an Inductor
- The Exponential Function Revisited
- Complex First-Order RL and RC Circuits
- DC Steady State in Inductors and Capacitors
- Transitions at Switching Time
- Response of First-Order Circuits to a Pulse
- Impulse Response of RC and RL Circuits
- Summary of Step and Impulse Responses in RC and RL Circuits
- Response of RC and RL Circuits to Sudden Exponential Excitations
- Response of RC and RL Circuits to Sudden Sinusoidal Excitations
- Summary of Forced Response in First-Order Circuits
- First-Order Active Circuits

**8.**Higher-Order Circuits and Complex Frequency**9.**Sinusoidal Steady-State Circuit Analysis**10.**AC Power- Power in the Time Domain
- Power in Sinusoidal Steady State
- Average or Real Power
- Reactive Power
- Summary of AC Power in R, L, and C
- Exchange of Energy between an Inductor and a Capacitor
- Complex Power, Apparent Power, and Power Triangle
- Parallel-Connected Networks
- Power Factor Improvement
- Maximum Power Transfer
- Superposition of Average Powers

**11.**Polyphase Circuits- Introduction
- Two-Phase Systems
- Three-Phase Systems
- Wye and Delta Systems
- Phasor Voltages
- Balanced Delta-Connected Load
- Balanced Four-Wire, Wye-Connected Load
- Equivalent Y- and Δ-Connections
- Single-Line Equivalent Circuit for Balanced Three-Phase Loads
- Unbalanced Delta-Connected Load
- Unbalanced Wye-Connected Load
- Three-Phase Power
- Power Measurement and the Two-Wattmeter Method

**12.**Frequency Response, Filters, and Resonance- Frequency Response
- High-Pass and Low-Pass Networks
- Half-Power Frequencies
- Generalized Two-Port, Two-Element Networks
- The Frequency Response and Network Functions
- Frequency Response from Pole-Zero Location
- Ideal and Practical Filters
- Passive and Active Filters
- Bandpass Filters and Resonance
- Natural Frequency and Damping Ratio
- RLC Series Circuit; Series Resonance
- Quality Factor
- RLC Parallel Circuit; Parallel Resonance
- Practical LC Parallel Circuit
- Series-Parallel Conversions
- Locus Diagrams
- Bode Diagrams
- Observations
- Special Features of Bode Diagrams
- Summary of First-Order Filters
- Second-Order Filters
- Butterworth Filters
- Scaling the Frequency Response of Filters

**13.**Two-Port Networks- Terminals and Ports
- Z-Parameters
- T-Equivalent of Reciprocal Networks
- Y-Parameters
- Pi-Equivalent of Reciprocal Networks
- Application of Terminal Characteristics
- Conversion between Z- and Y-Parameters
- h-Parameters
- g-Parameters
- Transmission Parameters
- Interconnecting Two-Port Networks
- Choice of Parameter Type
- Summary of Terminal Parameters and Conversion

**14.**Mutual Inductance and Transformers**15.**Circuit Analysis Using Spice and PSpice- Spice and PSpice
- Circuit Description
- Dissecting a Spice Source File
- Data Statements and DC Analysis
- Control and Output Statements in DC Analysis
- Thévenin Equivalent
- Subcircuit
- Op Amp Circuits
- AC Steady State and Frequency Response
- Mutual Inductance and Transformers
- Modeling Devices with Varying Parameters
- Time Response and Transient Analysis
- Specifying Other Types of Sources
- Summary

**16.**The Laplace Transform Method**17.**Fourier Method of Waveform Analysis**A.**APPENDIX A: Complex Number System**B.**APPENDIX B: Matrices and Determinants

**Book Details**

**Title: **Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits, Sixth Edition

**Publisher: **McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

**Copyright / Pub. Date: **2014 McGraw-Hill Education

**ISBN: **9780071830454

**Authors:****Mahmood Nahvi, PhD**
is a professor of electrical engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Dr. Nahvi's areas of special interest and expertise include network theory, control theory, communications engineering, signal processing, neural networks, adaptive control and learning in synthetic and living systems, communication and control in the central nervous system, and engineering education. In the area of engineering education, he has developed computer modules for electric circuits, signals, and systems which improve teaching and learning of the fundamentals of electrical engineering.
**Joseph A. Edminister**
is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where he also served as an assistant dean and acting dean of engineering. Edminister is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, a member of the bar in Ohio, and a registered patent attorney. He is also the author of Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Electromagnetics.

**Description: **
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
This Schaum's Outline gives you 500 fully solved problems, extra practice on topics such as amplifiers and operational amplifier circuits, waveforms and signals, AC power, etc, and support for all the major textbooks for electric circuits courses.