Electric Circuits, 12th edition

  • James W. Nilsson, 
  • Susan Riedel

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Electric Circuits provides thorough coverage of circuit analysis and circuit theory. It presents key concepts in a natural progression, helping you build on your knowledge steadily. Step-by-step analysis methods provide a solid foundation for you to develop your problem-solving skills. Over 1200 problems and nearly 200 examples introduce realistic engineering experiences that prepare you to develop the insights of a practicing engineer. 

The 12th Edition includes all new assessment problems with answers. Assessment problems give you a chance to reflect on the material and test how well you know key concepts. Completely updated end-of-chapter problems offer even more opportunities for you to problem solve and practice.

Published by Pearson (June 29th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137648160

Subject: Electrical Engineering

Category: Circuits

Table of contents

  1. Circuit Variables
  2. Circuit Elements
  3. Simple Resistive Circuits
  4. Techniques of Circuit Analysis
  5. The Operational Amplifier
  6. Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance
  7. Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits
  8. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
  9. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis
  10. Sinusoidal Steady-State Power Calculations
  11. Balanced Three-Phase Circuits
  12. Introduction to the Laplace Transform
  13. The Laplace Transform in Circuit Analysis
  14. Introduction to Frequency Selective Circuits
  15. Active Filter Circuits
  16. Fourier Series
  17. The Fourier Transform
  18. Two-Port Circuits


  1. The Solution of Linear Simultaneous Equations
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. More on Magnetically Coupled Coils and Ideal Transformers
  4. The Decibel
  5. Bode Diagrams
  6. An Abbreviated Table of Trigonometric Identities
  7. An Abbreviated Table of Integrals
  8. Common Standard Component Values

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