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Ten essential skills for electrical engineers

Author: Barry L Dorr
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
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"Engineers know that, as in any other discipline, getting a good job requires practical, up-to-date skills. An engineering degree provides a broad set of fundamentals. Ten Essential Skills applies those fundamentals to practical tasks required by employers. Written in a user-friendly, no-nonsense format, the book reviews practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, and features a companion website with  Read more...
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Dorr, Barry L., 1958-
Ten essential skills for electrical engineers.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2013026573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry L Dorr
ISBN: 9781119149606 1119149606
OCLC Number: 852958609
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Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; About the Reviewers; Note to Instructors; ONE SEMESTER COURSE; ONE-QUARTER COURSE; 1: How to Design Resistive Circuits; 1.1 DESIGN OF A RESISTIVE THEVENIN SOURCE; 1.2 DESIGN OF A COUPLING CIRCUIT; 1.3 DESIGN OF A PI ATTENUATOR; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 2: How to Prevent a Power Transistor From Overheating; 2.1 ELECTRICAL MODEL FOR HEAT TRANSFER; 2.2 USING MANUFACTURER'S DATA FOR THERMAL ANALYSIS; 2.3 FORCED-AIR COOLING; 2.4 DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A THERMAL SYSTEM; PROBLEMS; REFERENCE; 3: How to Analyze a Circuit. 3.1 FREQUENCY RESPONSE OF A TRANSFER FUNCTION3.2 FREQUENCY RESPONSE AND IMPEDANCE OF SIMPLE CIRCUITS; 3.3 FREQUENCY RESPONSE FOR LADDER NETWORKS; 3.4 GENERALIZED TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING FREQUENCY RESPONSE; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 4: How to Use Statistics to Ensure a Manufacturable Design; 4.1 INDEPENDENT COMPONENT FAILURES; 4.2 USING THE GAUSSIAN DISTRIBUTION; 4.3 SETTING A MANUFACTURING TEST LIMIT; 4.4 PROCURING A CUSTOM COMPONENT; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 5: How to Design a Feedback Control System; 5.1 INTUITIVE DESCRIPTION OF A CONTROL SYSTEM; 5.2 REVIEW OF CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATION. 5.3 PERFORMANCE OF CONTROL SYSTEMS5.4 FIRST-ORDER CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN; 5.5 SECOND-ORDER CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN; 5.6 CIRCUIT REALIZATION OF A SECOND-ORDER CONTROL SYSTEM; 5.7 FIRST-ORDER DISCRETE CONTROL SYSTEM; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 6: How to Work with OP-AMP Circuits; 6.1 THE IDEAL OP-AMP; 6.2 PRACTICAL OP-AMPS; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 7: How to Design Analog Filters; 7.1 PASSIVE VERSUS ACTIVE FILTERS; 7.2 THE LOWPASS RC FILTER; 7.3 FILTER RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS; 7.4 SPECIFICATION OF FILTER TYPE; 7.5 GENERALIZED FILTER DESIGN PROCEDURE; 7.6 DESIGN OF ACTIVE LOWPASS FILTERS. 7.7 DESIGN OF PASSIVE RF FILTERSPROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 8: How to Design Digital Filters; 8.1 REVIEW OF SAMPLING; 8.2 USING THE Z-TRANSFORM TO DETERMINE THE TRANSFER FUNCTION AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE OF DIGITAL FILTERS; 8.3 FIR AND IIR DIGITAL FILTERS; 8.4 DESIGN OF SIMPLE AND PRACTICAL DIGITAL FILTERS; PROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 9: How to Work with RF Signals; 9.1 ENERGY TRANSFER; 9.2 SIGNAL REFLECTIONS; 9.3 EFFECT OF SIGNAL REFLECTIONS ON DIGITAL SIGNALS; 9.4 EFFECT OF SIGNAL REFLECTIONS ON NARROWBAND SIGNALS; 9.5 THE SMITH CHART; 9.6 USING THE SMITH CHART TO DISPLAY IMPEDANCE VERSUS FREQUENCY. 9.7 FINAL COMMENTS REGARDING THE SMITH CHARTPROBLEMS; REFERENCES; 10: Getting a Job-Keeping a Job-Enjoying Your Work; 10.1 GETTING A JOB; 10.2 KEEPING A JOB; 10.3 ENJOYING YOUR WORK; Afterword; Answers to Problems; Index.
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