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When you are deciding whether to buy the book, I recommend that you think about how you like to learn. If you like to learn by reading, then I recommend that you buy the book. It is well written. However, if you prefer to learn by listening, you will not need the book. I will cover everything you need to know in class for the graded material in this course.
The weighting used for the final course grade will be:
Topic | Recommended Reading |
Introduction and Resistive Circuits | Sec. 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.4, and 2.6 |
Subcircuits and Nodal Analysis | Sec. 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.2, and Appendix A through (A-58) |
Mesh Analysis | Sec. 4.3-4.4 |
Active Circuits, Waveforms, and Capacitors | Sec. 5.1-5.2 (through page 176), 5.3-5.4 (through the first
paragraph after Equation (5.4.8) on page 192), and 6.1-6.2 |
Inductors, Switched Circuits, Impulses,
Time response of first-order circuits with first-order lowpass response |
Sec. 6.3-6.6 (skip the Generalized Differentiation of
Discontinuous Waveforms section, which begins on page 283 and ends on page 286), and 7.1 |
First-order highpass, Complex Numbers,
Euler's formulas, Sinusoids, Complex Exponentials, and Phasors |
Sec. 7.2-7.3, 7.7, 8.1-8.2, 8.4, and 8.6 |
Time Response of Higher-Order Circuits
and the Phasor Equivalent Circuit |
Sec. 9.1-9.2 (skip Cascade Simulation of the General Solution
Operator on page 427), 11.1-11.2 (skip the material on Impedance Scaling and Frequency Scaling, which starts after Example 11.12 and ends before Example 11.15) |
Average Power and Complex Power | Sec. 11.3-11.4 (skip material on Conservation of Complex
Power, which starts on page 585 and ends on page 588.) |
Mutual Inductance and Transformers | Sec. 16.1 (Ignore Equation (16.1-14a) and
stop reading after Example 16.1) |