Extremely easy-to-follow due to its natural progression tutorial approach on how to advance from the solution of typical electrical and electronic circuit examples by hand, followed by a SPICE verification through the discussion of simulation results. The first part contains relevant data about SPICE in order to analyze both linear passive and electronic circuits. The latter half provides more detail on such topics as distortion models and analysis, basic algorithms in SPICE, analysis option parameters and how to direct SPICE to find a solution when it fails.
Vladimirescu, one of SPICE's original developers, introduces computer simulation of electrical and electronics circuits based on the SPICE standard. He focuses on interpreting simulation results in relation to electrical engineering fundamentals, and encourages students to solve circuit examples by hand before verifying the results with SPICE. He describes circuit elements, networks, and semiconductor-device elements, covers dc, ac, and time-domain analysis, and emphasizes the relation between EE fundamentals and computer simulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)