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This study guide is designed for students taking courses in electrical circuit analysis. The book includes examples, questions, and exercises that will help electrical engineering students to review and sharpen their knowledge of the subject and enhance their performance in the classroom. Offering detailed solutions, multiple methods for solving problems, and clear explanations of concepts, this hands-on guide will improve student’s problem-solving skills and basic understanding of the topics covered in electric circuit analysis courses.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Problems: Circuit Components, Methods of Circuit Analysis, and Circuit Theorems

Abstract
This chapter helps both groups of underprepared and knowledgeable undergraduate students taking courses in electrical circuit analysis. In this chapter, the basic and advanced problems of three important subjects of electrical circuit analysis, that is, circuit components, methods of circuit analysis, and circuit theorems, are presented. The problems of methods of circuit analysis are concerned with mesh analysis, nodal analysis, and heuristic techniques. Moreover, the problems of circuit theorems are related to source transformation theorem, superposition theorem, Thevenin theorem, Norton theorem, and maximum power transform theorem. Like the other chapters of this textbook, the problems are categorized in different levels based on their difficulty levels (easy, normal, or hard) and calculation amounts (small, normal, or large). Additionally, the problems are ordered from the easiest problem with the smallest calculations to the most difficult problems with the largest calculations.
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Chapter 2. Solutions of Problems: Circuit Components, Methods of Circuit Analysis, and Circuit Theorems

Abstract
In this chapter, the problems of the first chapter are fully solved, in detail, step-by-step, and with multiple methods, by using mesh analysis, nodal analysis, and heuristic techniques. In all the problems’ solutions, Kirchhoff current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff voltage law (KVL) as well as the concepts of mesh current, node voltage, supermesh, and supernode are clearly described. Moreover, in the application of circuit theorems, the concepts of open circuit voltage, short-circuit current, Thevenin voltage, Thevenin resistance, Norton current, and Norton resistance are explained. In addition, this chapter shows how to deal with circuit components like resistors, dependent current and voltage sources, and independent current and voltage sources.
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Chapter 3. Problems: First-Order Circuits

Abstract
This chapter helps both groups of underprepared and knowledgeable undergraduate students taking courses in electrical circuit analysis. In this chapter, the basic and advanced problems of capacitive and inductive first-order circuits are presented. Each type of the first-order circuit comprises one or one equivalent energy-saving component (a capacitor or inductor) and a combination of other components including resistors, independent voltage and current sources, and dependent voltage and current sources. Like the other chapters of this textbook, the problems are categorized in different levels based on their difficulty levels (easy, normal, or hard) and calculation amounts (small, normal, or large). Additionally, the problems are ordered from the easiest problem with the smallest calculations to the most difficult problems with the largest calculations.
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Chapter 4. Solutions of Problems: First-Order Circuits

Abstract
In this chapter, the problems of the third chapter are fully solved, in detail and step-by-step. In solving the problems of the first-order circuits, the subjects discussed in the first chapter, that is, the methods of circuit analysis and circuit theorems, are applied. In this chapter, the concepts and the parameters of equivalent capacitance, equivalent inductance, time constant of a capacitive first-order circuit, time constant of an inductive first-order circuit, transient response, voltage continuity principle of capacitor, current continuity principle of inductor, primary value, final value, steady state condition, stored energy of circuit, switching operation, and current-voltage and voltage-current relations of capacitor and inductor are explained.
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Chapter 5. Problems: Second-Order and Higher-Order Circuits

Abstract
This chapter helps both groups of underprepared and knowledgeable undergraduate students taking courses in electrical circuit analysis. In this chapter, the basic and advanced problems of second-order and higher-order circuits are presented. A second-order circuit comprises two energy-saving components (two capacitors, two inductors, or a combination of one capacitor and one inductor) and a combination of other components including resistors, independent and dependent voltage sources, and independent and dependent current sources. Like the other chapters of this textbook, the problems are categorized in different levels based on their difficulty levels (easy, normal, or hard) and calculation amounts (small, normal, or large). Additionally, the problems are ordered from the easiest problem with the smallest calculations to the most difficult problems with the largest calculations.
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Chapter 6. Solutions of Problems: Second-Order and Higher-Order Circuits

Abstract
In this chapter, the problems of the fifth chapter are fully solved, in detail and step-by-step. In solving the problems of this chapter, all the subjects of the previous chapters are applied. Moreover, the concepts of quality factor, circuit responses, impulse function, time-dependent second-order homogeneous and nonhomogeneous differential equations, characteristic equation, and general solution of a second-order differential equations are explained.
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