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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: #1090394 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-02-20
  • 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2A Poor Choice
By Jake R.
If you have any choice in the matter find a different E&M book. Most of the reviews here are spot on. I get that E&M is hard and you would have to search long and hard to find a well reviewed E&M book, but that doesn't excuse this books failings.

To start with this book is poorly written in many respects. Explanations are often quite hand-wavy and the examples often do not go into enough depth to be followed. Physical descriptions are butchered numerous times throughout the text, and analogies that should make things easier to understand often only add to the overall confusion. This is not coming from someone who was ill prepared for this course. I had a solid math background including vector calculus, and I had taken a previous physics course in E&M.

In general I found myself reading this book, getting frustrated and confused, and then realizing I already had learned how to do this before and looking up the topic online. I accept being confused about new things, but a book should not confuse me on a topic I already know.

This problem sets in this book hardly deserve a single star. The problems deviate a bit further from what was presented in the text than I would think proper. This makes an external resource necessary to solve many problems. Many questions are so poorly worded that the problem can be interpreted in multiple ways each with a unique solution, and the student is left to guess how they should interpret the problem. Even if you do guess the right interpenetration you will often find you have been marked wrong by the grader because either the instructor solution manual was wrong, or the problem in the book was wrong. Many of the solutions in the grading book have corrected problem text that changes the answer and it expects you to solve the corrected problem instead of the one in the book. Some of these are listed in the substantial list of errata available online, but others are not. This can be infuriating if the professor is not aware that the students have no way of seeing the corrected problem statement without the answers.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Absolutely disgusting garbage
By Craig
One of the worst engineering textbooks I've ever had to use. However, it is a great paperweight and has a great cover design. If you're looking for a textbook filled with errors, makes electromagnetics unnecessarily difficult and doesn't give you clear, concise methods to solve problems in the book then this is the product for you. Assumes you are a master in multivariable calculus and vector analysis which makes it a horrible undergraduate book. Do not buy this book.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
2Horribly written book
By James
Horribly written book, with no answers in the back of the book to check if you are working problems correctly. Assumes you know how to work problems, even though you are reading the book to learn those concepts. Not enough explanation on key concepts, and does not really define any key terms.

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