For freshman-level courses in DC/AC Principles, and sophomore-level courses in Devices and Circuits, Operational Amplifiers, and Digital, Analog, and Filter Design.
This text series takes students from a simple DC circuit with its customary current and voltage measurements, through a damped resonant circuit requiring rise time characteristics, to a complex digital circuit that demands sophisticated timing and frequency measurements. It continues simulation studies with more advanced topics such as operational amplifiers, digital, and filter design. “Comfortable” yet challenging, multi-level activities, examples, and exercises show students how to use the program to draw circuits directly on the screen, analyze the circuit in seconds using PSpice, and display the results using sophisticated techniques that go far beyond those possible with conventional instruments.
I. DC CIRCUITS.
1. Introduction to Capture—Ohm's law and Bias Point Analysis.
2. Series/Parallel DC Circuits—Multiple Schematics.
3. Voltage Source Theorems—Thevenin's, Mesh, and Superposition.
4. Current Source Theorems—Norton's, Nodal, and Superposition.
5. The DC Sweep Mode—Linearity and Markers.
6. DC Sweep Options—Power Transfer.
II. AC Circuits.
7. AC Resistance—The Transient Mode.
8. AC Inductance—Transformers.
9. AC Capacitance—Troubleshooting Circuits.
10. RLC Circuits-Impedance.
11. Power and Energy—Power Factor.
12. The Frequency Domain—The AC Sweep Mode.
13. Complex Numbers—Rectangular and Polar.
14. Series Resonance—An Analog Computer.
15. Parametric mode—Family of Curves.
16. RC Time Constant—Rise Time.
17. Filters—Multiple Output Screens.
III. SPECIAL PROCESSES.
18. Device Models—Temperature Coefficient.
19. Harmonic Distortion—Fourier Analysis.
Appendix A: Simulation Notes Summary.
Appendix B: Axis and Grid Control.
Appendix C: Data Sheets.