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Engineering Circuit Analysis
(5 customer reviews)
The hallmark feature of this classic text is its focus on the student - it is written so that students may teach the science of circuit analysis to themselves. Terms are clearly defined when they are introduced, basic material appears toward the beginning of each chapter and is explained carefully and in detail, and numerical examples are used to introduce and suggest general results. Simple practice problems appear throughout each chapter, while more difficult problems appear at the ends of chapters, following the order of presentation of text material. This introduction and resulting repetition provide an important boost to the learning process. Hayt's rich pedagogy supports and encourages the student throughout by offering tips and warnings, using design to highlight key material, and providing lots of opportunities for hands-on learning. The thorough exposition of topics is delivered in an informal way that underscores the authors' conviction that circuit analysis can and should be fun.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1469203 in Books
- Published on: 2006-03-03
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 800 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
The problems are hard for a reason
By Richard A. Troise
The book is intended for undergrad electrical, computer, mechanical engineering students, etc... That's a given, but is very beneficial for ANY engineering student. I'm going into chemical engineering and my first semester in circuitry was very insightful. What I've gained from this book is a better approach to problem solving. Not to mention a general knowledge of analyzing circuits. The problems are difficult because most of the concepts are easy to understand. Ohm's, Kirchoff's Voltage and Current Laws, Resistance Combinations are all easy concepts to grasp. When tackling a problem however, you need to use those concepts and turn that seemingly difficult problem into an easy problem. Most of the time that's the case. Of course when you get into the later chapters dealing with inductance, capacitance, reactance, power analysis, RLC circuits, etc... those are difficult because the calculus may confuse you. But you need it because they turn the very 'weird looking equations' into 'simpler algebraic equations.'
Bottom line is, the authors make the problems hard because they expect much from you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Good if you have taken at least 1 ECE class
By Xin Huang
This textbook was recommended for the second semester of Introductory Electrical Engineering and it goes very well if you know some of the notions and terms before hand. It is easy to follow and understand most of the time and is much better written than many other textbooks out there.
Don't expect it to hold your hand through everything though, a general knowledge is necessary. You'll probably still need to go to class and won't be able to breeze by just reading this book
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
The book contains left out diagrams, and incorrectly solved homework problems for starters. Also, the book has no solutions to the odd worked problems. Furthermore, the authors tend to give simple examples in the text and then give extremely difficult homework problems at the end of the chapter. Lastly, the book has a very bad and vague explanation for passive sign convention that will leave you suffering for the duration of the text.
If you don't have a good instructor that is willing to fill in the gaps that this book leaves, then chances are you will do poorly in your first circuits class.