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Electricity - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-1590702987

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Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Co.
Published: 2004
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Electricity - 9TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1590702987

Howard H. Gerrish, William Dugger and Kenneth P. DeLucca

ISBN13: 978-1590702987
ISBN10: 1590702980
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 04
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Electricity was written for introductory or short courses. Covers theory followed by circuits, motors, generators, transformers, and more. Electrical projects are included for hands-on application.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Electron

Electricity--An Introduction
Classification of Elements
Ionization
Conductors and Insulators
Law of Charges
Wire Sizes

Chapter 2 Volts, Amperes, Ohms

The Basics of Any Electrical Circuit
Resistance and Conductor Size
Conductance
Stranded Conductors
Superconductors
Uses for Resistance
Resistor Color Code

Chapter 3 Meters, Reading a Meter

Analog/Digital Meters
d'Arsonval Meter
Iron-Vane Meter
Ammeters and Meter Shunts
Voltmeters and Multipliers
Ohmmeters
Meter Connections
Learning to Read a Meter
Analog/Digital Meters--Which One Is Best?
Meter Precautions

Chapter 4 Ohm's Law

The Simple Circuit
Ohm's Law
Overload Protection of Circuits
Circuits and Switches

Chapter 5 Power

Power
Horsepower
Earth and the Environment: How to Conserve Electrical Power
Electric Motors

Chapter 6 Series Circuits

Voltage Drop
Summary of the Laws of a Series Circuit

Chapter 7 Parallel Circuits

Equal Resistors in Parallel
Unequal Resistors in Parallel
Conductance
Two or More Resistors in Parallel
Equivalent Resistance
Applications

Chapter 8 Sources of Electricity--Batteries

Sources of Electricity
The Voltaic Cell
Cell Connections
Primary Cells
Secondary Cells
Series and Parallel Connections
Battery Capacity

Chapter 9 Sources of Electricity--Friction, Heat, Pressure, Light

Voltage from Friction
Voltage from Heat
Voltage from Pressure
Voltage from Light

Chapter 10 Magnetism

Lodestones
Permanent Magnets
Laws of Magnetism
Magnetic Field Pictures
Electricity and Magnetism
Electromagnets
Relays
Solenoids as Switches
Hall Effect Devices
Magnetism by Induction
Magnetic Shielding

Chapter 11 Motors

How the Motor Works
The Commutator
Motor Circuits
The Complete Motor
Motor Principles

Chapter 12 Direct Current Generators

Direction of Current
The Generator
The Commutator
Generator Output
Generator Losses
Field Excitation

Chapter 13 Alternating Current

Vectors and Sinusoidal Waveforms
Frequency
Period
Average Values
Effective Values
Peak-to-Peak Values

Chapter 14 Capacitance

Capacitors
The Capacitive Circuit
The Farad
Working Voltage
Labeling Capacitors
Factors that Determine Capacitance
Kinds of Capacitors
RC Time Constants
Capacitive Reactance
Impedance

Chapter 15 Inductance

Self Inductance
The Henry
Labeling Inductors
Coil Action in a DC Circuit
Inductive Reactance
Impedance
Combining X[subscript L] and X[subscript C] in a Circuit
Resonance

Chapter 16 Transformers

Lenz's Law
Transformer Losses
Transformer Construction
Turns Ratio
Power Transmission
The Induction Coil
Autotransformer

Chapter 17 Semiconductors

Amplification
Semiconductor Current
Diodes
Light-Emitting Diodes
Rectification
Transistors
Transistor Circuits
Transistor Amplifiers and Alpha
Common Emitter Circuit and Beta
The Transistor Switch
Other Special Semiconductor Devices

Chapter 18 Integrated Circuits

Basing Diagrams for ICs
Digital and Linear Integrated Circuits
Computers

Chapter 19 Electrical/Electronic Projects
Soldering Primer
Desoldering Primer

Project 1 Experimenter
Project 2 Audio Oscillator
Project 3 Transistor Radio Receiver
Project 4 Door Chime
Project 5 Magnetic Relay
Project 6 Induction Coil
Project 7 Two-Pole Motor
Project 8 Electric Engine
Project 9 Continuity Tester
Project 10 Automotive Battery Charger

Glossary
Index

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