Features and Benefits
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Performance-based objectives provide a handy overview of the chapter organization and a map to student learning.
Objective identifiersin the margins cross-reference the objectives with the material contained in the chapter.
This helps students to locate the material needed to fulfill a given objective.
In-chapter practice problems included in most examples provide students with an immediate opportunity to apply the principles and procedures being demonstrated.
Summary illustrationsprovide a convenient description of circuit operating principles and applications.
Many also provide comparisons between related circuits.
Margin notes throughout the text:
Highlight differences between theory and practice
Provide reminders of principles covered in earlier sections or chapters.
In-Chapter Progress Checks. Each section of the text ends with a series of review questions that provide students with the opportunity to gauge their learning.
Critical thinking questions.
These questions, incorporated into many of the progress checks, challenge the students to think beyond the scope of the discussions.
An extensive set of practice problems appears at the end of each chapter.
In addition to standard practice problems, most of the problem sets include problems relating to previous chapters (Looking Back) and challengers (Pushing the Envelope).
List of key termsconclude each chapter
Providing students with the page number where each term is first introduced for quick and convenient reference.
Companion website at
Contains chapter summary reviews and additional multiple choice questions, providing students with an interactive resource that brings the subject matter to life