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The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits

The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits
Author: Roland E. Thomas - Albert J. Rosa - Gregory J. Tou
ISBN 13: 9780470383308
ISBN 10: 470383305
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 928
List Price: N/A

Early Circuit Analysis, Early Circuit Design, Early Circuit Evaluation!

Emphasizing the early development of engineering judgment, the new and revised Fifth Edition of The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits takes you beyond simply analyzing circuits, and helps you develop the skills you need to solve problems, design practical alternatives, and choose the best design from several competing solutions. This edition features new or revised homework problems, new design problems, and unique evaluation problems. The text's abundance of realistic examples, exercises, problems, applications, and other pedagogical tools such as clearly defined objectives help build confidence and judgment.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition

  • More than 70% of the homework problems are new or revised. This edition also features new design and new evaluation problems in appropriate chapters.

  • Revised Chapter 12 on Frequency Response provides a better, more compact presentation of the topic.

  • A greatly revised Chapter 14 on Active Filter Design offers real practical advice on designing multi-pole active filters.

  • Application examples relating to electronics, computer engineering, signal processing, instrumentation and bioengineering make this an ideal text for other engineering disciplines.

  • An early emphasis on design and analysis reinforces your understanding of circuit fundamentals.

  • The early introduction of evaluation begins the development of engineering decision-making––a hallmark of a good design engineer.

  • Early Op-Amp coverage adds flexibility on circuits that one can design, and allows you to design practical circuits that you can actually build and use.

  • Laplace transforms are introduced early and are used to treat important dynamic circuit concepts, such as zero-state and zero-input responses, impulse and step responses, convolution, frequency response, Bode plots, and transfer function and analog filter design.

  • A separate chapter on waveforms and signal characteristics introduces all the important input and output signals encountered in linear circuits.

  • Examples of computer-aided circuit analysis using Excel®, MATLAB®, Mathcad®, Electronics Workbench®, and PSpice® are integrated throughout the text beginning with Chapter 2.

  • Carefully designed learning objectives in the chapter openers, supported with homework problems and cross-referenced to in-chapter examples, enable you to assess your mastery of the material.


Thomas and Rosa offer a learn-by-doing approach to linear circuits. They discuss the major elements of circuit design (including Laplace transforms, new passive and active elements, pole-zero diagrams, Bode diagrams, Fourier series, and time-varying circuits), and provide skill-building exercises. Furthermore, they show how to evaluate and select the best design from several correct approaches. This new edition covers five of today's most widely used programs: Excel, MATLAB, Mathcard, Electronics Workbench, and PSpice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)