# Principles of Electric Circuits: Conventional Current, 10th edition

Published by Pearson (June 15, 2021) Â© 2021

**Thomas L. Floyd****David M. Buchla**

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*This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearsonhas worked closely with educators around the world to include content which isespecially relevant to students outside the United States. *

*For courses in DC/AC circuits: conventional flow.*

**Complete, accessible introductionto DC/AC circuits Principles of Electric Circuits: Conventional Current Version** provides a uniquely clear introduction tofundamental circuit laws and components, using math only when needed forunderstanding. Floydâ€™s acclaimed coverage of troubleshooting â€” combined with exercises,examples, and illustrations â€” gives students the problem-solving experience they need to step outsidethe classroom and into a job. The

**10th edition**has beenheavily modified to improve readability and clarity and to update the text toreflect developments in technology since the last edition. This edition alsoadds new step-by-step procedures for solving problems with the TI-84 Plus CEgraphing calculator.

**Basicsof electrical components and circuits**

Â· **Troubleshootingsections **in many chapters relate to the topicscovered in the chapter and emphasize logical thinking and, where applicable, astructured approach called APM (analysis, planning, and measurement).Particular troubleshooting methods, such as half-splitting, are applied whenappropriate.

Â· **Expanded - Newinstruments** are described, and the textbuilds on discussions of arbitrary function generators (AGGs), arbitrarywaveform generators (AWGs), oscilloscopes and probes, gaussmeters, LCR meters,thermal imaging devices, and current pulser and tracers.

Â· **Expanded - Newdevices and applications **inthis edition include magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM),magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generators, and wave traps in power line carriercommunication (PLCC). This edition also includes new or enhanced discussion ofSMD resistors, resistor power ratings, batteries, thermal imaging, ferrites andferrite beads, contactors, and motor starters.

Â· **New - Discussionof dimensional analysis** withexamples appears in the new edition to introduce students to a usefulproblem-solving method.

**Realexamples and useful resources**

Â· **Expanded - Workedexamples and related problems **throughouteach chapter illustrate basic concepts or specific procedures. Many exampleshave a Multisim^{Â®} circuit exercise and most now also have anLTSpice circuit exercise.

Â· **New - **New to this edition are **step-by-step procedures forsolving problems** with the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, includinggraphing examples, matrix algebra, and phasors.

Â· **Student onlineresources** include *Digital Resources* suchas problems and practice tests, and *Circuit Simulations* inMultisim 14 and LTSpice IV for selected examples, troubleshooting sections, andselected problems in the text.

**Active-learningapproach**

Â· A **Section Checkup **atthe end of each section of a chapter poses questions or exercises emphasizingmain concepts in the section so students can check their comprehension as theygo.

Â· An **Application Activity** inmost chapters challenges students to apply chapter concepts in a practicalproblem. Many of the activities involve comparing circuit board layouts withschematics, analyzing circuits, using measurements to determine circuitoperation, and in some cases, developing simple test procedures.

Â· **Updated - **A **sectionalized problem set** appears at theend of each chapter; some problems in this edition are new or revised. Moredifficult problems are indicated with an asterisk.

Â· **True/False Quiz,multiple-choice Self-Test, and Circuit Dynamics Quiz** at the end of each chapter help students gauge theirunderstanding of chapter material.

**Basicsof electrical components and circuits**

Â· **New instruments** are described, and the text builds on discussions ofarbitrary function generators (AGGs), arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs),oscilloscopes and probes, gaussmeters, LCR meters, thermal imaging devices, andcurrent pulser and tracers.

Â· **New devices andapplications **in this edition includemagnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)generators, and wave traps in power line carrier communication (PLCC). This editionalso includes new or enhanced discussion of SMD resistors, resistor powerratings, batteries, thermal imaging, ferrites and ferrite beads, contactors,and motor starters.

Â· **Discussion ofdimensional analysis** with examples appears in the newedition to introduce students to a useful problem-solving method.

**Realexamples and useful resources**

Â· **Worked examplesand related problems **throughout eachchapter illustrate basic concepts or specific procedures. Many examples have aMultisim^{Â®} circuit exercise and most now also have an LTSpicecircuit exercise.

Â· New to this edition are **step-by-stepprocedures for solving problems** with the TI-84 Plus CE graphingcalculator, including graphing examples, matrix algebra, and phasors.

**Active-learningapproach**

Â· A **sectionalized problem set** appearsat the end of each chapter; some problems in this edition are new or revised.More difficult problems are indicated with an asterisk.

1. Quantities and Units

2. Voltage, Current, and Resistance

3. Ohm's Law

4. Energy and Power

5. Series Circuits

6. Parallel Circuits

7. Series-Parallel Circuits

8. Circuit Theorems and Conversions

9. Branch, Loop, and Node Analyses

10. Magnetism and Electromagnetism

11. Introduction to Alternating Current andVoltage

12. Capacitors

13. RC Circuits

14. Inductors

15. RL Circuits

16. Transformers

17. RLC Circuits and Resonance

18. Passive Filters

19. Circuit Theorems in AC Analysis

20. Time Response of Reactive Circuits

21. Three-Phase Systems in Power Applications**Appendices**A. Table of Standard Resistor Values

B. Derivations

C. Capacitor Label Coding

D. NI Multisim for Circuit Simulation

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