Direct-Current Circuits and Power Supplies

  • W. F. Stoecker
  • P. A. Stoecker


This chapter concentrates on simple circuits, and in most cases this material will be a review for the reader. The understanding of direct-current (dc) circuits covers the major needs in the computer control of mechanical engineering systems, because much of the analysis is of steady-state conditions. Alternating current (ac) circuits are used particularly in the control of electric power and as the source for obtaining direct current, as well as in interfacing dc equipment. Not all control circuits are steady-state, however, because they may be required to respond to time-varying signals. Capacitors influence the behavior of circuits during changes with respect to time.


Color Code Voltage Regulator Equivalent Resistance Carbon Resistor Complicated Circuit 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Stoecker
    • 1
  • P. A. Stoecker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Hewlett-Packard CompanyUSA

Personalised recommendations