Looking for possible college text for electrical engineering course

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by MichaelS, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. MichaelS

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 22, 2013
    I might be teaching "Principles of Electrical Engineering I" at a local university.

    To give you a sense of what the course is about, here's how the overall educational objective is stated as in the syllabus:

    "To develop skills in determining DC and AC steady state solutions to electrical networks, and power computations."

    The current book that has been used is "Electric Circuits" by Nilsson and Riedel, which I have not actually seen yet.

    However, after reading some reviews of this text on Amazon, which were mostly very, very negative, I'm trying to see what alternatives there might be to this book.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    I used the Nilsson book and it isn't fantastic. I've heard people saying they liked the Alexander book, but I've only glanced at it myself.

    Personally, I like the Sedra & Smith book, "Microelectronic Circuits", which covers a bit of everything enough to be useful to anyone.