Chapter 1
Preliminaries to Circuit Analysis
Objective and Overview
The chapter introduces some basic notions on electric circuits before embarking on
circuit analysis in the following chapters.
The chapter begins by explaining what electric circuits are,

Chapter 8
Sinusoidal Steady State
Objective and Overview
The chapter introduces phasor analysis, a powerful and very useful methodology that
extends to the sinusoidal steady state all the concepts, theorems, and procedures applied to
resistive circuits un

Chapter 11 Basic Responses of First-Order Circuits
Objective and Overview
The chapter examines the basic responses of RC and RL to initial energy storage or
to dc excitation.
The first part of the chapter is concerned with the discharging of a capacitor o

Chapter 3
Circuit Equivalence
Objective and Overview
Circuit equivalence is ubiquitous in circuit analysis because of its usefulness,
although it is often not explicitly referred to as such. The chapter begins by defining circuit
equivalence and examining

Chapter 12 Basic Responses of Second-Order Circuits
Objective and Overview
The chapter extends the discussion of the previous chapter to prototypical, secondorder circuits consisting of a resistor, capacitor and inductor, connected in series or in
paralle

Chapter 7
Capacitors, Inductors, and Duality
Objective and Overview
The Chapter considers the fundamental properties of capacitors and inductors and
introduces the very useful concept of duality in electric circuits.
The preceding chapters dealt with the

Chapter 4
Circuit Theorems
Objective and Overview
The Chapter presents some theorems that apply to electric circuits, and which center
primarily around Thevenins theorem.
Thevenins theorem takes circuit equivalence to its extreme, by representing any LTI

Chapter 2
Fundamentals of Resistive Circuits
Objective and Overview
The chapter introduces: (i) the two ideal circuit elements of dc circuits, namely,
resistors and sources, (ii) the two basic circuit laws, namely, Kirchhoffs current law, and
Kirchhoffs v

Chapter 5
Circuit Simplification
Objective and Overview
This Chapter is concerned with various procedures and techniques that simplify
circuit analysis, either by reducing a given circuit to a simpler form or by following certain
methodologies that facili

Chapter 10 Ideal Transformers
Objective and Overview
The chapter considers a special case of the linear transformer, namely, the ideal
transformer, which is of considerable practical and theoretical importance.
The chapter begins by highlighting some basi

Chapter 6
Circuit Equations
Objective and Overview
The Chapter presents the systematic methods for analyzing circuits, namely, the
node-voltage and mesh-current methods and discusses some of their variants.
Kirchhoffs laws and Ohms law provide the number

Chapter 9
Linear Transformer
Objective and Overview and
The chapter introduces magnetic coupling between coils, whereby a time-varying
magnetic field of a current-carrying coil induces a voltage in a nearby coil. Magnetic coupling
is the basis for transfo