# Electric Circuits Fundamentals, 8th edition

• Thomas L Floyd

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## Overview

The 8th edition of this acclaimed book provides practical coverage of electric circuits.  Well-illustrated and clearly written, the book contains a design and page layout that enhances visual interest and ease of use. The organization provides a logical flow of subject matter and the pedagogical features assure maximum comprehension. Some key features include:

• Symptom/Cause” problems, and exercises on Multisim circuits.
• Key terms glossary–Furnished at the end of each chapter.
• Vivid illustrations.
• Numerous examples in each chapter–Illustrate major concepts, theorems, and methods.

This is a perfect reference for professionals with a career in electronics, engineering, technical sales, field service, industrial manufacturing, service shop repair, and/or technical writing.

Part I  DC Circuits

Chapter 1  Quantities and Units

1-1   Scientific and Engineering Notation

1-2   Units and Metric Prefixes

1-3   Metric Unit Conversions

1-4   Measured Numbers

1-5   Electrical Safety

Chapter 2  Voltage, Current, and Resistance

2-1 Atoms

2-2 Electrical Charge

2-3 Voltage

2-4 Current

2-5 Resistance

2-6 The Electric Circuit

2-7 Basic Circuit Measurements

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 3  Ohm’s Law, Energy, and Power

3-1   Ohm’s Law

3-2   Application of Ohm’s Law

3-3   Energy and Power

3-4   Power in an Electric Circuit

3-5   The Power Rating of Resistors

3-6   Energy Conversion and Voltage Drop in a Resistance

3-7   Power Supplies

3-8   Introduction to Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 4  Series Circuits

4-1   Resistors in Series

4-2   Total Series Resistance

4-3   Current in a Series Circuit

4-4   Application of Ohm’s Law

4-5   Voltage Sources in Series

4-6   Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law

4-7   Voltage Dividers

4-8   Power in Series Circuits

4-9   Voltage Measurements

4-10  Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 5  Parallel Circuits

5-1   Resistors in Parallel

5-2   Total Parallel Resistance

5-3   Voltage in a Parallel Circuit

5-4   Application of Ohm’s Law

5-5   Kirchhoff’s Current Law

5-6   Current Dividers

5-7   Power in Parallel Circuits

5-8   Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 6 Series-Parallel Circuits

6-1   Identifying Series-Parallel Relationships

6-2   Analysis of Series-Parallel Resistive Circuits

6-3   Voltage Dividers with Resistive Loads

6-5   The Wheatstone Bridge

6-6   Thevenin’s Theorem

6-7   The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

6-8   The Superposition Theorem

6-9   Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 7  Magnetism and Electromagnetism

7-1   The Magnetic Field

7-2   Electromagnetism

7-3   Electromagnetic Devices

7-4   Magnetic Hysteresis

7-5   Electromagnetic Induction

7-6   Applications of Electromagnetic Induction

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Part II  AC Circuits

Chapter 8 Introduction to Alternating Current and Voltage

8-1   The Sinusoidal Waveform

8-2   Sinusoidal Voltage Sources

8-3   Voltage and Current Values of Sine Waves

8-4   Angular Measurement of a Sine Wave

8-5   The Sine Wave Formula

8-6   Analysis of AC Circuits

8-7   Superimposed DC and AC Voltages

8-8   Nonsinusoidal Waveforms

8-9   The Oscilloscope

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 9 Capacitors

9-1   The Basic Capacitor

9-2   Types of Capacitors

9-3   Series Capacitors

9-4   Parallel Capacitors

9-5   Capacitors in DC Circuits

9-6   Capacitors in AC Circuits

9-7   Capacitor Applications

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 10 RC Circuits

10-1  Sinusoidal Response of RC Circuits

10-2  Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RC Circuits

10-3  Analysis of Series RC Circuits

10-4  Impedance and Phase Angle of Parallel RC Circuits

10-5  Analysis of Parallel RC Circuits

10-6  Analysis of Series-Parallel RC Circuits

10-7  Power in RC Circuits

10-8  Basic Applications

10-9  Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 11 Inductors

11-1  The Basic Inductor

11-2  Types of Inductors

11-3  Series and Parallel Inductors

11-4  Inductors in DC Circuits

11-5  Inductors in AC Circuits

11-6  Inductor Applications

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 12 RL Circuits

12-1  Sinusoidal Response of RL Circuits

12-2  Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RL Circuits

12-3  Analysis of Series RL Circuits

12-4  Impedance and Phase Angle of Parallel RL Circuits

12-5  Analysis of Parallel RL Circuits

12-6  Analysis of Series-Parallel RL Circuits

12-7  Power in RL Circuits

12-8  Basic Applications

12-9  Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 13  RLC Circuits and Resonance

13-1  Impedance and Phase Angle of Series RLC Circuits

13-2  Analysis of Series RLC Circuits

13-3  Series Resonance

13-4  Series Resonant Filters

13-5  Parallel RLC Circuits

13-6  Parallel Resonance

13-7  Parallel Resonant Filters

13-8  Applications

Application Assignment Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 14  Time Response of Reactive Circuits

14-1  The RC Integrator

14-2  Response of RC Integrators to a Single Pulse

14-3  Response of RC Integrators to Repetitive Pulses

14-4  Response of RC Differentiators to a Single Pulse

14-5  Response of RC Differentiators to Repetitive Pulses

14-6  Response of RL Integrators to Pulse Inputs

14-7  Response of RL Differentiators to Pulse Inputs

14-8  Applications

14-9  Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Chapter 15 Transformers

15-1  Mutual Inductance

15-2  The Basic Transformer

15-3  Step-Up and Step-Down Transformers

15-6  Impedance Matching

15-7  Nonideal Transformer Characteristics

15-8  Tapped and Multiple-Winding Transformers

15-9  Troubleshooting

Application Assignment: Putting Your Knowledge to Work

Appendices

A     Table of Standard Resistor Values

B      Capacitor Color Coding and Marking

C      The Current Source, Norton’s Theorem, and Millman’s Theorem