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Lessons In Electric Circuits, Volume I – DC
By Tony R. KuphaldtFifth Edition, last update January 18, 2006
 
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2000-2006, Tony R. KuphaldtThis book is published under the terms and conditions of the Design Science License. Theseterms and conditions allow for free copying, distribution, and/or modification of this document bythe general public. The full Design Science License text is included in the last chapter.As an open and collaboratively developed text, this book is distributed in the hope that itwill be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER-CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Design Science Licensefor more details.Available in its entirety as part of the Open Book Project collection at:
PRINTING HISTORY
First Edition: Printed in June of 2000. Plain-ASCII illustrations for universal computerreadability.
Second Edition: Printed in September of 2000. Illustrations reworked in standard graphic(eps and jpeg) format. Source files translated to
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Third Edition: Equations and tables reworked as graphic images rather than plain-ASCII text.
Fourth Edition: Printed in August 2001. Source files translated to
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Fifth Edition: Printed in August 2002. New sections added, and error corrections made, sincethe fourth edition.
 
Contents
1.1 Static electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 Conductors, insulators, and electron flow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.3 Electric circuits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111.4 Voltage and current. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131.5 Resistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221.6 Voltage and current in a practical circuit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261.7 Conventional versus electron flow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271.8 Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
2.1 How voltage, current, and resistance relate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332.2 An analogy for Ohm’s Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382.3 Power in electric circuits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392.4 Calculating electric power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422.5 Resistors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442.6 Nonlinear conduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492.7 Circuit wiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542.8 Polarity of voltage drops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 582.9 Computer simulation of electric circuits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592.10 Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
3.1 The importance of electrical safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713.2 Physiological effects of electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723.3 Shock current path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743.4 Ohm’s Law (again!). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803.5 Safe practices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863.6 Emergency response. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903.7 Common sources of hazard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 913.8 Safe circuit design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943.9 Safe meter usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 993.10 Electric shock data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1103.11 Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110iii

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