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Just expanded and revised (1969) by the United States Navy as a training course text, this book now provides an even more thorough coverage of the basic theory of electricity and its applications . It is unquestionably the best book of its kind for either broad or more limited studies of electrical fundamentals.
It is divided in to 21 chapters and an extensive section of appendixes. Chapters cover safety, fundamental concepts of electricity, baueries, electromagnetism and magnetic circuits, introduction to alternating-cu rent electricity, inductance, capacitance, inductive and capacitive reactance, fundamental alternating-current circuit theory, circuit protective and control devices, electrical indicating instruments, alternating-current generators and transformers, alternating-current motors, direct current genera tors, direct-current motors, magnetic amplifiers, and synchros and servomechanisms. Appendixes acquaint the layman with common terms, abbreviations, ·component color-code, and more.
Originally a training course; best nontechnical coverage. Topics include batteries, circuits, conductors, AC and DC, inductance and capacitance, generators, motors, transformers, amplifiers, etc. Many questions with answers. 349 illustrations. 1969 edition.
Used by the United States Navy as a training course text, BASIC ELECTRICITY provides thorough coverage of the basic theory of electricity and its applications. An excellent text for both classroom use and home-study, or resource for layman or licensed electrician. Fully illustrated throughout.
Table of Contents
2. Fundamental concepts of electricity
4. Series d-c circuits
5. Parallel d-c circuits
6. Network analysis of d-c circuits
7. Electrical conductors and wiring techniques
8. Electromagnetism and magnetic circuits
9. Introduction to alternating-current electricity
12. Inductive and capacitive reactance
13. Fundamental alternating-current circuit theory
14. Circuit protective and control devices
15. Electrical indicating instruments
16. Alternating-current generators and transformers
17. Alternating-current motors
18. Direct-current generators
19. Direct-current motors
20. Magnetic amplifiers
21. Synchros and servomechanisms
I. Greek alphabet
II. Common abbreviations and letter symbols
III. Electrical terms
IV. Component color code
V. Cable type and size designations
VI. Current-carrying capacities of conductors
VII. Full load currents of motors
IX. Trigonometric functions
X. Square and square roots
XI. Laws of exponents