# An Introduction to AC/DC Circuit Theory

### By Steven Roman

#### Coming later this year

An Introduction to AC/DC Circuit Theory is a concise (about 150 pages) but elementary treatment of AC and DC circuit theory that can be used for self-study or to supplement a textbook in the subject.

• Electric Charge and Electric Field
• Electric Charge, Conductors and Insulators
• Coulomb's Law
• Electric Field
• Electric Field Lines
• Electric Flux
• Gauss's Law
• Electric Potential Energy
• Electrostatic Potential Energy and Work
• Current, Resistance and Electromotive Force
• Series and Parallel Circuits
• The Lumped Element Model
• Current and Current Density
• Current Through a Conductor
• Current Density and Conductivity
• Electromotive Force
• Ohm's Law
• Resistance
• Direct and Alternating Current
• Harmonics
• Average and Root-Mean-Square Values
• Instantaeous Values
• Power of a Circuit Element: Active and Passive Components
• Overview of Circuit Elements
• Resistors
• Capacitors
• Inductors
• Power and Circuit Elements
• Switches
• Resistance and Kirchhoff's Laws
• Resistance and Resistors
• Kirchhoff's Laws
• Equivalent Resistance
• Application: Voltage Dividers
• Current Sources
• Complex Numbers and Phasors
• Complex Numbers
• Phasors
• Capacitors and Capacitance
• Capacitors and Capacitance
• How Current Flows in a Capacitive Circuit
• Voltage and Current Across a Capacitor
• Finding Maximum Currents and Voltages
• Capacitors and High-Pass Filters
• Capacitive Coupling
• Dialectrics
• Capacitors in Series and Parallel
• Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Forces
• The Link Between Electricity and Magnetism
• Magnetic Fields and Fluxes
• Magnetic Force
• Electromagnetic Induction
• Faraday's Law For Closed Loops
• The Direction of an Induced Emf; Lenz's law
• Inductance
• Transformers
• Alternators
• Inductors
• DC Circuit Analysis
• Growth and Decay of Voltage/Current
• RLC Circuits
• AC Circuit Analysis
• RLC Circuits
• Power in AC Circuits
• Semiconductors and Semiconductor Elements
• Electron Energy
• The Band Theory of Electrical Conduction
• Semiconductors
• P-N Junctions
• Diodes
• Transistors
• Rectifiers
• Applications
• Frequency Filtering in an AC Circuit
• Resonance in an AC Circuit
• Units
• Some Trigonometric Formulas
• Some Phase Shifts
• Some Integrals