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Classical Circuit Theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 1-24
  4. Pages 1-24
  5. Pages 1-32
  6. Pages 1-50
  7. Pages 1-23
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1-11

About this book


Classical Circuit Theory provides readers with the fundamental, analytic properties of linear circuits that are important to the design of conventional and non-conventional circuits in modern communication systems. These properties include the relations between phase and gain, between the real and imaginary parts, and between phase and group delay. They also include the fundamental limitations on gain and bandwidth, which are important in broadband matching in amplifier design. The idea that an impedance function is a positive real function and that a transfer function is bounded-real, forms the basis for analytic design of all conventional filters. At the same time, mathematical programming tools are now widely available so that design of non-conventional circuits by optimization is but a few mouse clicks away.

Every new concept within the material is illustrated with one or more examples. There are exercises and problems at the end of the chapters. Some may be suitable for term projects. The design techniques presented are also illustrated step by step with easy-to-follow examples.


Bounded-Real Functions Broadband Matching Circuit Analysis Circuit Design by Optimization Circuit Synthesis Circuit Theory Constant Phase-Difference Circuits Delay Delay Equalizers Filter Design Group Delay Pass-Band Sensitivity Phase and Gain

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.PomonaU.S.A.

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From the reviews:

"Classical Circuit Theory is a relatively short book that restricts content to linear circuits composed of passive elements. The approach to this traditional subject is modern. … This well-written volume should be valuable to students taking a sophisticated approach toward circuit theory. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students." (M. S. Roden, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009)