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by James A. Svoboda,Richard C. Dorf

Introduction to Electric Circuits, 6e By R. C. Dorf and J. A. Svoboda.

by Richard C. Dorf (Author)

The central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits .

Praised for its highly accessible, real-world approach, the Sixth Edition demonstrates how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer, and control systems as well as consumer products. The book offers numerous design problems and MATLAB examples, and focuses on the circuits that we encounter everyday. New integration of interactive examples and problem solving, which helps readers understand circuit analysis concepts in an interactive way New problems in every chapter and new examples A CD-ROM offers exercises, interactive illustrations, and a circuit design lab that allows users to experiment with different circuits
The book follows a simplistic approach when introducing the material, but the problems are the end of the chapters are much more difficult. So difficult that I found the material was sometimes inadequate in providing any guidance at all. The problems by themselves can take quite some time, but when the material cannot be relied upon, this makes the simple task of doing homework a nightmare fraught with constant, "How do I handle such-and-such when such-and-such is like this...?" You of course flip pages in efforts to find an example of that little stumbling block, but to no avail.

Another issue with the book was typos. They're everywhere, and in some cases they're so obvious that it's amazing how they were overlooked. Things like improper units being used on graphs, examples being incorrect, etc... They were so common that the class began bringing up suspected typos to the instructor, which actually became a class activity. Yes, working out typos.

Aside from the spiking difficulty curve between the material and the problems, also the typos, the book is actually quite amazing. The material is presented neatly and stepped through slowly with a lot of in-depth information. The examples are very detailed. One problem that I had was the lack of perspective in telling the reader the applications in the real world for the circuit elements. For example, when introducing inductors, it says, "an inductor is a circuit element that stores energy in a magnetic field", and that's about it, we then go into equations and examples. No info on where you'd find inductors, their uses, etc... Now, I know what they're used for, but for those who don't bring such a background into the classroom, this can leave the reader feeling a little short. Then again Google can compensate for that.

Given the book's shortcomings, I did enjoy it a lot, but I had something that aided my learning which greatly mitigated these shortcomings - the solutions manual and detailed PowerPoint presentations that worked out all exercises and problems. If the instructor has not provided them to us during the course of our studies, my experience would've been substandard at best. I can't post a link here because Amazon removes it, but it's a PDF and I can provide a link. So to contact me, my e-mail is myjunkherelol at hotmail dot com. I'll just reply with the link to where I have the file hosted.
The Rollers of Vildar
I needed this book for a class and so I had lectures that explained the material decently. I found that the book was okay. It does have examples that help understand the basics, but some of the problems are tricky. I think you definitely could self-learn the stuff from the book, but you would probably have to look up some things online. The weird thing about the book was it had a few answers and were generally the easier problems that had the answers.
The book covers general circuit components - resistors/caps, amps, sources, AC power, and a little bit on filtering.
I found the book to be mostly about establishing general knowledge about circuits.
Sidenote: the book seemed a little bland.
Nothing wrong with amazon or anything. This book just sucks. It does not explain well and this class was difficult enough without the book having to make it worse. I used the book for homework on a daily basis and anytime I would try to read through to understand a topic I would have to read 6 times and then come to the conclusion its just not going to help. I used the book, I learned from friends and my professor and of course chegg. Not this book.
This book isn't really as horrible as other reviews indicate. The basic fact is that you gotta have a strong foundation in calculus and basic physics before trying to take on this book. I strongly reccomend these pre-requisites are very crucial in order to understand even little bit of what goes on inside this book. I agree ithe book is very confusing for a beginner or a person who's totally new into circuits but in my opinion the whole thing depends on how strong your background is in calculus and university phsyics. For me the book works, i haven't encountered much difficulty although i did have to struggle sometimes with some chapter problems in the book. Overall, i'd give this book 7 and a half out of 10, on a scale of 0 to 10.
The author talks about real industrial circuits and not theoretical circuits. Richard is a good author.
I appreciate his good work toward teaching other engineers to learn Electrical Engineering better.
I needed this book for an introductory Circuits class. In my case, the instructor rarely used the book for anything other than chapter problems for homework. however, when I did use the book however, I felt that It did not explain some circuit basics well, making it hard to continue through the rest of it. Also, most of the problems have no example that is even remotely similar to the problem, which makes it hard to get through the tougher problems. If possible, Look for another book to learn circuits.
The book provided adequate explanation of circuits, but the algebra seems convoluted if you don't read the information carefully. Moreover, the book doesn't focus too much on a matrix approach and relies to heavily on systems of equations. Granted, matrix methods do involve systems of equations, but the numbers can easily be inserted in a graphing calculator and solved using row-echelon form without necessarily using MATLAB code, but your preference is up to you. In addition, some of the problems from each chapter do require some thought and doing them will provide the student with a lot of insight, especially for exams. Overall, the book is a good buy and provides important key information and rules about how to solve practically any circuit. However, if I had the option to buy it again, I would purchase the pdf version.
This book will help me out in my studies, and I would buy from this website again.
Introduction to Electric Circuits ebook
James A. Svoboda,Richard C. Dorf
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John Wiley & Sons; 6th Edition edition (October 22, 2003)
832 pages
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