This course-based text revisits classic concepts in nonlinear circuit theory from a very much introductory point of view: the presentation is completely self-contained and does not assume any prior knowledge of circuit theory. It is simply assumed that readers have taken a first-year undergraduate course in differential and integral calculus, along with an elementary physics course in classical mechanics and electrodynamics. Further, it discusses topics not typically found in standard textbooks, such as nonlinear operational amplifier circuits, nonlinear chaotic circuits and memristor networks. Each chapter includes a set of illustrative and worked examples, along with end-of-chapter exercises and lab exercises using the QUCS open-source circuit simulator. Solutions and other material are provided on the YouTube channel created for this book by the authors.
Santo Banerjee was a senior research associate in the department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy from 2009-2011. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor, in the Institute for Mathematical Research (INSPEM), University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and is also a founder member of the Malaysia-Italy Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Science, UPM, Malaysia. His research is mainly concerned with Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Complexity and Secure Communication. He has published 16 books and over 90 research articles in international journals in the field. Currently he is involved in many academic and industry projects on signal processing, biomedical measures and devices, complex networks and cryptography. He is an editor of EPJ Plus (Springer) and other journals publishing both regular and special issues. For more
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Bharathwaj Muthuswamy received B.S (2002), M.S (2005) and PhD (2009) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering and computer sciences. At present, he is with the Department of Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dr. Muthuswamy's research interests are investigating the chaotic dynamics of the Muthuswamy-Chua system, understanding properties of physical memristors such as discharge tubes and studying applications of nonlinear dynamical systems using field-programmable gate arrays.
He has held visiting professor appointments at the University of California, Berkeley; Vellore Institute of Technology and the University of Western Australia.