Synopses & Reviews
ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION Electrical Studies for Trades, 4th Edition is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity. This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage.
"I will continue to use this book in my class and adopt the latest version when it is available to Milwaukee Area Technical College." - Patrick Ottesen
About the Author
Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned, best-selling author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students, instructors and professionals. For two decades Mr. Herman served as 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. In addition to this helpful lab manual, he has written numerous books to help readers master electricity, including Delmar's STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, 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, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.
Table of Contents
1. Atomic Structure. 2. Electrical Quantities, Ohm's Law, and Resistors. 3. Static Electricity. 4. Magnetism. 5. Series Circuits. 6. Parallel Circuits. 7. Combination Circuits. 8. Measuring Instruments. 9. Alternating Current. 10. Alternating Current Loads. 11. Capacitive Loads. 12. Three-Phase Circuits. 13. Transformers. 14. Electrical Services. 15. General Wiring Practices. 16. Three-Phase Motors. 17. Single-Phase Motors. 18. Schematics and Wiring Diagrams.