Electric Circuits & Networks, 1e Paperback – 2008
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Just as a reference, none of the other books I own or have read cover network topology the way this book does, which are the following: "Fundamentals of Electric Circuits" by Alexander/Sadiku, "Electric Circuits" by Dorf/Svoboda, "Electric Circuits" by Nilsson/Riedel, "Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis" by Irwin, "Introductory Circuit Analysis" by Boylestad, "Principles of Electric Circuits" by Floyd, "Engineering Circuit Analysis" by Hayt, and lastly "Network Analysis" by Van Valkenburg. The last 2 books have a small chapter about network topology and simple graph theory but the treatment is very superficial, no matrices are presented (such as the incidence, cut-set,etc) just basic tree/co-tree methods.
Beyond that, I must say that this book covers in my opinion more than most undergraduate electric circuit theory books, for example the section on passive filters will cover stuff like Lattice Networks, constant-k and m-derived filters, and such, subjects which may be more a part of a filter design book or a more advanced book. Eventhough the back cover states that the book is taylored for undergraduate students, it does cover topics that may well be studied at the graduate level.
The problems vary in difficulty although most are on the "heavier" side (but quite solvable), in my opinion the book needs more practical problems and less "prove X theorem" kinda problems. Beyond that I would say that this is a great book.
The writting style of the author is quite good, he is not oversimplistic but tries to make things as clear as possible. There are some typos that I've spotted both in the theory and examples, but most are pretty evident, some equations are missing. The book is made on a budget, the paper is really thin (If you've ever bought an international edition book this book is pretty much like that but with a little bit more quality), the print quality is very decent thou.
Im not sure if I would recommend this book as a first course on electric circuits, given the amount and depth of the material I would say that there are better introductory books to learn from such as "Fundamentals of Electric Circuits" by Alexander/Sadiku which overall I consider it to be the best all-around electric circuits book out there, with good level and amount of material. This book by Suresh Kumar is more on the medium level, with several beginner topics, I believe this book would serve perfectly as a second course on electric circuits.
Bottom line: Great book, good coverage, clear writting style, cheap paper.