1st Edition

Circuits and Electronics
Hands-on Learning with Analog Discovery

ISBN 9780367781712
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
206 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

The book provides instructions on building circuits on breadboards, connecting the Analog Discovery wires to the circuit under test, and making electrical measurements. Various measurement techniques are described and used in this book, including: impedance measurements, complex power measurements, frequency response measurements, power spectrum measurements, current versus voltage characteristic measurements of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and Mosfets. The book includes end-of-chapter problems for additional exercises geared towards hands-on learning, experimentation, comparisons between measured results and those obtained from theoretical calculations.

Table of Contents





1 Virtual Instruments of the Analog Discovery Board

2 Basic Circuit Laws and Theorems

3 Transient Analysis

4 Impedance, Power Calculation, and Frequency Response

5 Operational Amplifiers

6 Diodes

7 Transistors



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Dr. John Okyere Attia is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He was the Department Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 1997 to 2013. Dr. Attia earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston, an M.S. from University of Toronto and a B.S. from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Attia teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of Electronics, Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation Systems, Digital Signal Processing and VLSI Design. His research interests include hands-on learning, power electronics for microgrid, innovative electronic circuit designs for radiation environment, and radiation testing methodologies of electronic devices, and circuits.

Dr. Attia has worked on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Dr. Attia has more than 80 technical publications. He has published in refereed journal papers and refereed conference papers. In addition, he is the author of five books published by the CRC Press. His most recent books are Electronics and Circuit Analysis Using MATLAB, 2nd Edition, and "PSPICE and MATLAB for Electronics: An Integrated Approach," 2nd Edition.

Dr. Attia has received several honors. Amongst them are the Most Outstanding Senior in the Graduating Class, the Outstanding Teacher Award, Exemplary University Achiever, and the University Leader Award. Dr. Attia is a member of the following honor societies: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Alpha Kappa, and Eta Kappa Nu. In addition, Dr. Attia is an ABET program evaluator for Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. Furthermore, he is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.