Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician

ISBN-10: 0240809955

ISBN-13: 9780240809953

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Cadena
List price: $47.95
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Description: Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician will reinforce the fundamentals of electricity and explain the principles of power distribution, important safety issues, and discuss techniques and practices around the world. Topics include: * DC and AC electricity * Electrical safety * Grounding/earthing * Overcurrent and undercurrent protection * Power disstribution systems * Dimming systems * Best practices in the theatrical industry This is the only reference available that gives you all the information you need specific to YOUR field! No longer will you have to sift through general electrician's handbooks. The entertainment technology field is changing all the time and this reference will give you enough information to prepare you for a future in the industry or reinforce the practical experience you have already gained. If you understand the principles in this book, you will be well prepared to face the challenges of the day. * Finally, all the electricity information you need in one place specific to your industry. * Accompanying Website with practice tests if you are training for electrical work in the entertainment industry and animations to illustrate points in the book. * Great study tool for those studying for electrical exams. * Illustrations throughout give you detailed how-to information!

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is an Entertainment Electrician?
Technology Moves On
Keeping Up with Technology
Overview
Electricity Kills, But It Doesn't Have To
The Theory of Electricity
What Is Electricity?
Electrons in Motion
The Atom
Subatomic Particles
Electrostatic Charges
Electronic Drift
Conductive Properties of Materials
Current Convention
Summary
Understanding Electricity
Electrical Concepts
Pulling Back the Veil of Mystery
Voltage
Current
Resistance
Power
Energy
SI Units of Measure: Amperes, Volts, Ohms, Siemens, Joules, Watts
The Ampere
The Volt
The Ohm
The Siemens
The Joule
The Watt
Conservation of Energy
Understanding Electrical Concepts
DC Electricity
The DC Circuit
Ohm's Law
DC Power
Understanding DC Electricity
AC Electricity
Magnetism
Electromagnetism
Magnetic Induction
Faraday's Law of Induction
Fleming's Right-Hand Rule
The AC Generator
Exercise Your Knowledge of Sinewaves
Frequency
The Sinewave
RMS Value
True RMS Meters
Understanding AC Electricity
Circuit Elements
Series Resistance
Parallel Resistance
Series/Parallel Resistance
Real-World Resistance
Impedance
Reactance
Inductors
Capacitors
Phase Angles
Complex Impedance
Transformers
Understanding Circuit Elements
AC Power
AC Power Formula
Power Factor
Power Factor Correction
Complex Power
Three-Phase Power
Three-Phase Power Calculations
Understanding AC Power
Electrical Safety
Electric Shock
Effects of Electrical Current
Arc Flash and Arc Blast
Lockout/Tagout
Drugs and Alcohol
Understanding Electrical Safety
Grounding/Earthing
The Complete Circuit
Earthing/Grounding
Zero-Volt Reference
Voltage Stability
Safety Grounding
Grounded Versus Grounding Versus Bonding
Uni-Grounding Versus Multi-Grounding
Ground Loops
Balanced Power Systems
Technical Earth/Technical Ground
Understanding Grounding Concepts
Overcurrent and Undercurrent Protection
Fuses
Circuit Breakers
Circuit Breaker Ratings
Residual Current Devices
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Class A GFCIs
Understanding Overcurrent and Undercurrent Protection
Power Distribution Systems
Three-Phase Four-Wire Plus Ground Wye or Star
Three-Phase Four-Wire Delta (High Leg Delta)
Single-Phase Three-Wire Earthed Midpoint
Single-Phase Three-Wire Earthed End of Phase
Color Codes
Balancing Three-Phase Loads
Understanding Power Distribution Systems
Dimming Systems
Phase-Control Dimming
Reverse Phase-Control Dimming
Third-Order Harmonics
Sinewave Dimming
Feeder Transformers for Non-Linear Loads
K-Rated Transformers
Harmonic Mitigating Transformers
Harmonic Suppression Systems
Understanding Dimming Systems
Best Practices, Codes, and Regulations
Tying In
Single-Core Conductors, Feeder Cable, and Tails
Single-Pole Connectors
Neutral Conductor Sizing
Portable Power Distribution Systems
Branch Circuits or Final Circuits
Breakouts or Spiders
Stage Pin Connectors
NEMA Connectors
PowerCon
15-Amp Plugs
CEE-Form Connectors
IEC Connectors
Schuko Connectors
Understanding Best Practices, Codes, and Regulations
Epilogue
Useful Formulas
Conversion Factors
Energy Conversion Factors
Scientific, Exponential, and Engineering Notation
Answers to Practice Problems
References
Index
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