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Engineering Circuit Analysis

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Engineering Circuit Analysis
By William Hayt, Jack Kemmerly, Steven Durbin

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Book Description

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.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1098601 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-02-20
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.20" h x 1.53" w x 7.80" l, 3.87 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 912 pages

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1Now you have homework assigned and no good examples to return to for thorough explanations of what ...
By Jordan willhite
so being a student who has taken all my math classes, but only taken circuits one this book is frustratingly mundane, laborious and absolutely poorly explained. If you have a doctorate in math or engineering it probably makes sense, but not to the average engineering student.

Tonight as I was studying it finally clicked what this book so poorly lacked compared to any other science book I have read. That is that most books give enough explanation leading up to the high point of a chapter it can be understood or at least grasped. Most books also pull a few key concepts from other chapters and explain why they are being used and how to use them. this book assumes anyone reading it has an advanced knowledge of electromagnetics and somehow remembers everything from physics 2 and all previous chapters poorly explained. Because of this, they take a swim or die approach in just throwing everything at you with little explanation and expect that it can be done. an example of this is when the author explains a concept in theoretical terms, gives an example in theoretical terms and then gives no explanation of how you would solve a problem with any worded examples. Now you have homework assigned and no good examples to return to for thorough explanations of what to look for because even when a question is asked it usually uses one or two formulas poorly explained a chapter or two back.

This book does not teach, its more of a reference guide. In short this book is made for someone who already completed their degree.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Between the teacher and this book absolutely nothing was learned
By Ruben Bosch
Between the teacher and this book absolutely nothing was learned. The book does not do a good job of explaining anything, granted it is easy to read. The end of the Chapter problems are so difficult compared to what they are trying to teach in the chapter that is leaves you frustrated. The example problems are so jumbled together that you have no idea what answer goes with what problem or how they solved it at all. The example problems also almost have no relevance to the end of the chapter problems. I say if you have to use this book you are better off finding yourself a good physics book and learning electromagnetics from that.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
2Water damaged and Stuck
By Abedallah Abedrabbah
Water damaged and unable to return because my class is requiring to read the chapter and do homework from it.

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