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.
Edition/Copyright:9TH 04 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Goodheart-Wilcox Co. Published: 10/28/2003 International: No
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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
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