Introduction to Electric Circuits 9th Edition

Dorf’s Introduction to Electric Circuits, Global Edition, is designed for a one- to -three term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis.


Book Details




November 13, 2013




9th Edition




920 Pages



About The Author

James A. Svoboda

James A. Svoboda, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Clarkson University, New York, USA. He is the author of PSpice for Linear Circuits, editions 1 & 2. He and Richard Dorf are the authors of Introduction to Electric Circuits, soon to be in it’s 10th Edition. He is a recipient of Clarkson University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Richard C. Dorf

Richard C. Dorf, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis, teaches graduate and under-graduate courses in electrical engineering in the fields of circuits and control systems

Introduction to Electric Circuits

Dorf’s Introduction to Electric Circuits, Global Edition, is designed for a one- to -three term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis. The book endeavors to help students who are being exposed to electric circuits for the first time and prepares them to solve realistic problems involving these circuits. Abundant design examples, design problems, and the How Can We Check feature illustrate the text’s focus on design. The Global Edition continues the expanded use of problem-solving software such as PSpice and MATLAB.

Recommended: PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition

Table of contents:

  • CHAPTER 1 Electric Circuit Variables 1
  • CHAPTER 2 Circuit Elements 20
  • CHAPTER 3 Resistive Circuits 53
  • CHAPTER 4 Methods of Analysis of Resistive Circuits 114
  • CHAPTER 5 Circuit Theorems 169
  • CHAPTER 6 The Operational Amplifier 219
  • CHAPTER 7 Energy Storage Elements 268
  • CHAPTER 8 The Complete Response of RL and RC Circuits 322
  • CHAPTER 9 The Complete Response of Circuits with Two Energy Storage Elements 378
  • CHAPTER 10 Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis 425
  • CHAPTER 11 AC Steady-State Power 504
  • CHAPTER 12 Three-Phase Circuits 568
  • CHAPTER 13 Frequency Response 604
  • CHAPTER 14 The Laplace Transform 670
  • CHAPTER 15 Fourier Series and Fourier Transform 741
  • CHAPTER 16 Filter Circuits 804
  • CHAPTER 17 Two-Port and Three-Port Networks 840
  • APPENDIX A Getting Started with PSpice 865
  • APPENDIX B MATLAB, Matrices, and Complex Arithmetic 873
  • APPENDIX C Mathematical Formulas 885
  • APPENDIX D Standard Resistor Color Code 889
  • References 891
  • Index 893

New To This Edition:

  • Major update of Chapter 10, Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis.
  • Expanded use of problem-solving software PSpice and MATLAB.
  • More end-of-chapter problems coded in WileyPLUS. The WileyPLUS online learning environment contains hundreds of problems with randomized variables, supporting student practice and faculty assessment of student progress and challenges.
    New problems and New examples have been added to the text.

Key Features:

  • Presents a thorough overview of circuit theory and design that develops students’ ability to “think like an engineer.”
  • Problems including: basic analysis problems, compare and contrast problems, multipart problems, MATLAB and PSpice problems, and design problems.
  • Each chapter concludes with a design example that uses a formal, five-step problem solving methodology.
  • “How Can We Check” sections, teach students to assess their own work for correctness, and are included in each chapter.
  • Illustrative examples demonstrate multiple approaches to solving similar problems.
  • The WileyPLUS learning environment provides robust resources for self-evaluation of student progress and assessment of learning outcomes.