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Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications (6th Edition)

Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications (6th Edition)

Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications (6th Edition)
By Allan R. Hambley

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style="margin:0px;"> For undergraduate introductory or survey courses in electrical engineering

style="margin:0px;"> A clear introduction to electrical engineering fundamentals


style="margin:0px;"> Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications, 6e helps students learn electrical-engineering fundamentals with minimal frustration. Its goals are to present basic concepts in a general setting, to show students how the principles of electrical engineering apply to specific problems in their own fields, and to enhance the overall learning process. Circuit analysis, digital systems, electronics, and electromechanics are covered. A wide variety of pedagogical features stimulate student interest and engender awareness of the material’s relevance to their chosen profession.


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Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #15966 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-01-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00" h x 1.30" w x 8.00" l, 3.55 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 912 pages

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About the Author

style="margin:0px;"> Allan R. Hambley received his B.S. degree from Michigan Technological University, his M.S. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has worked in industry for Hazeltine Research Inc., Warwick Electronics, and Harris Government Systems. He is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech. The Michigan Tech chapter of Eta Kappa Nu named him the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Teacher of the Year in 1995. He has won the National Technological University Outstanding Instructor Award six times for his courses in communication systems. The American Society for Engineering Education presented him with the 1998 Meriam Wiley Distinguished Author Award for the first edition of his book, Electronics. His hobbies include fishing, boating in remote areas of Lake Superior, and gardening.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3International edition problems =/= us edition problems
By HermitCrab#41108
The International edition's problems are different from the normal edition's problems. The actual content in the chapters is seemingly identical to the normal 5th edition. If the author made any changes to the chapters from edition to edition, it is hardly noticeable.

There are also no solutions to problems in the back, but there are solutions to the 'practice tests' at the end of each chapter. There are a few examples in the chapters and it seems to be about 1 example per section. The chapters seem to focus more on the conceptual aspects and deriving equations. A problem/solution book would be a great supplement to this text (check out the Schaum's series).

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Good book, even for someone who hates circuits.
By Shane Gumm
Very good book. That means a lot coming from me... since I hate everything to do with circuits.
Electrical Engineering is a bold title for the book. It should be titled "Introductory Circuits" or something similar.

The content isn't too hard, and the problems given in the book are actually quite useful. If I remember correctly, there are no answers in the back of the book. This would be helpful. What use is homework if you don't even know if you are doing it correctly? The book has a lot of illustrations and demonstrations on how to solve the problems using MatLab.

The only reason it got four stars was because some of the given problems seemed to be out of the blue. You would start on a problem and it would have concepts that weren't even touched on anywhere in the book. There are only a few of these each chapter though.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2Crummy Study Resource
By Raymundo
Although I am still taking the course which requires this book, I am not connected very well with the book.
There are a few good things about this book, but many more worse things. I'll start with the bad.

The worst thing about this book is the lack of answers in the back of the book. At least if the author did not provide answers in the
back of the book, SURELY he would provide many more examples and much more detailed explanations of the problems.

The other worse thing is more to do with the solution manual. Compared to any other solutions manual I have seen, this one
includes very little work. The solutions manual looks like work done from a video that we can't hear (Basically, we just see the scratch work, which could be work pulled out from garbage can).

The good thing about this book is that, if you follow EXACTLY how the problems are done (likely only done once), then you should be able to get correct answers without considering much differences.

Also, I do enjoy the little discussions about energy and different applications beyond the text. That's fine.

I believe that this book was written in an attempt to oversimplify the material. I cannot tell you how many times i look at an equation and realize that one page is necessary to show how that equation got there, OR SOMEONE SHOULD, AT LEAST, MENTION THAT IT DOES.

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