Alternating Current Circuits: fundamentals and practice

Gilmar Barreto , Carlos Alberto de Castro Junior , Carlos Alberto Favarin Murari , Fujio Sato

The book approaches the main concepts related to alternating current circuits, such as waveforms, three-phase circuits, transformers, motors, generators and power in circuits. Explanatory videos in the internet, didactical examples and exercises complement the work, which is useful for students of technical courses and undergraduates studying Electric, Mechanic and Civil Engineering, among others.

Original title
Circuitos de corrente alternada
Year of publication

About the authors

Gilmar Barreto

Gilmar Barreto is a chemical engineer graduated from University of Campinas and holds a PhD in Automation from the same university, where he is currently a professor, with extensive experience in Eletrotechnics teaching. He has worked on the following subjects: computational data modeling, engineering teaching and curricular innovations.

Author's CV.

Carlos Alberto de Castro Junior

Carlos Alberto de Castro Junior is an electrical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Campinas (Unicamp) and a PhD from Arizona State University (USA). He is currently Associate Professor at Unicamp. He has special interest both in teaching and research, in the analysis of electrical circuits and power systems (particularly voltage stability, operation and safety of power systems, load flow methods and transmission and distribution systems).

Author's CV.

Carlos Alberto Favarin Murari

Carlos Alberto Favarin Murari is an electrical engineer and holds a PhD in Electrical Energy Systems from University of Campinas, where he is currently Collaborating Professor, having dedicated himself to teaching disciplines associated with the topics covered in this book.

Author's CV (in portuguese).

Fujio Sato

Fujio Sato graduated in Electrical Engineering from University of Campinas (Unicamp) in 1975, where he also held his Master’s degree and PhD (1979 and 1994). He is a professor in the Department of Electrical Energy Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at Unicamp. From 1965 to 1997 he worked at Companhia Paulista de Força e Luz (CPFL) in the areas of maintenance and operation of electric power systems.

Author's CV (in portuguese).