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Understanding the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical field specifically in industrial maintenance and installation, and this newly revised, full color text delivers! Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, Fourth Edition trains aspiring electricians by blending concepts relating to electrical theory with practical 'how to' information that prepares readers for situations commonly encountered on the job. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions, but displays enhancements such as more practical application problems. Topics span the major aspects of the electrical field including direct and alternating current circuits, basic theory, transformers, generators, and motors. This new edition has been organized so that all relevant information is located within a given chapter which allows for flexibility to access and cover topics in any order making this text an indispensable resource.
Electrician; Electronics Technician; Lineman; Journeyman; Construction Worker.
Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to teach by blending concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares you for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC, a new chapter on industry orientation, and new coverage of constant-current transformers and fuel cells as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text
About the Author
Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Electrical Occupations 1. Atomic Structure. 2. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law. 3. Static Electricity. 4. Magnetism. 5. Resistors. 6. Series Circuits. 7. Parallel Circuits. 8. Combination Circuits. 9. Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems. 10. Measuring Instruments. 11. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes. 12. Conduction in Liquids and Gases. 13. Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity. 14. Magnetic Induction. 15. Basic Trigonometry and Vectors. 16. Alternating Current. 17. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits. 18. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits. 19. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits. 20. Capacitors. 21. Capacitance in Alternating Current Circuits. 22. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits. 23. Resistive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits. 24. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits. 25. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits. 26. Filters. 27. Three-Phase Circuits. 28. Single-Phase Transformers. 29. Three-Phase Transformers. 30. Direct Current Generators. 31. Direct Current Motors. 32. Three-Phase Alternators. 33. Three-Phase Motors. 34. Single-Phase Motors.