Practical Electricity

ISBN-10: 076454196X
ISBN-13: 9780764541964
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: Using a building block method, this volume covers every aspect of electrical engineering, from the basic concepts to advanced topics such as electromagnetic induction, electric lighting calculations & substations.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Using a building block method, this volume covers every aspect of electrical engineering, from the basic concepts to advanced topics such as electromagnetic induction, electric lighting calculations & substations.

Introduction
Magnetism and Electricity
Magnetic Poles
Experiments with Magnets
Formation of Permanent Magnets
Aiding and Opposing Magnetic Fields
Electromagnetism
Volts, Amperes, and Ohms
Electric and Magnetic Circuits
Understanding Electric Circuits
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Electrical Power
Quick-Check Instruments for Troubleshooting
Summary
Test Questions
Conductors and Insulators
Classes of Conductors
Conducting Wire
Circular Mil-Foot
American Wire Gauge
Stranded Wires
Aluminum Wire
Line Drop
Temperature Coefficient of Resistance
Earth (Ground) Conduction
Conduction of Electricity by Air
Conduction of Electricity by Liquids
Insulators for Support of Wires
Classes of Insulation
Insulation Resistance
Plastic-Insulated Sheathed Cables
Summary
Test Questions
Electric Circuits
Picture Diagrams and Schematic Diagrams
Voltage Polarities in Series Circuits
Voltage Measurements with Respect to Ground
Resistance of a Battery
Efficiency and Load Power
Circuit Voltages in Opposition
Principles of Parallel Circuits
Shortcuts for Parallel Circuits
Conductance Values
Kirchhoff's Current Law for Parallel Circuits
Practical Problems in Parallel Circuits
Line Drop in Parallel Circuits
Parallel Connection of Cells
Summary
Test Questions
Series-Parallel Circuits
Current Flow in a Series-Parallel Circuit
Kirchhoff's Current Law
Series-Parallel Connection of Cells
Line Drop in Series-Parallel Circuits
Use of a Wattmeter
Circuit Reduction
Power in a Series-Parallel Circuit
Horsepower
Three-Wire Distribution Circuit
Summary
Test Questions
Electromagnetic Induction
Principle of Electromagnetic Induction
Laws of Electromagnetic Induction
Self-Induction of a Coil
Transformers
Advantage of an Iron Core
Choke Coils
Reversal of Induced Secondary Voltage
Switching Surges
The Generator Principle
Summary
Test Questions
Principles of Alternating Currents
Frequency
Instantaneous and Effective Voltages
Ohm's Law in AC Circuits
Power Laws in Resistive AC Circuits
Combining AC Voltages
Transformer Action in AC Circuits
Core Loss and Core Lamination
DC versus AC Resistance
Summary
Test Questions
Inductive and Capacitive AC Circuits
Inductive Circuit Action
Power in an Inductive Circuit
Resistance in an AC Circuit
Impedance in AC Circuits
Power in an Impedance
Capacitive Reactance
Capacitive Reactance and Resistance in Series
Inductance, Capacitance, and Resistance in Series
Inductance and Resistance in Parallel
Capacitance and Resistance in Parallel
Inductance, Capacitance, and Resistance in Parallel
Summary
Test Questions
Electric Lighting
Sources of Light
Measurement of Amount of Illumination
Tungsten Filaments
Starting Surge of Current
Aging Characteristics
Lamp Bases and Bulbs
Vapor-Discharge Lamps
Metal Halide Lamps
High-Pressure Sodium Lamps
Low-Pressure Sodium Lamps
Sun Lamps
Ozone-Producing Lamps
Flash Tubes
Infrared Lamps
Electroluminescent Panels
Summary
Test Questions
Lighting Calculations
Point-by-Point Method
Lumen Method
Lighting Equipment
Level of Illumination
Lamp Wattage
Wire Capacity
Load and Length of Run
Panelboards
Service and Feeders
Watts per Square Foot
Summary
Test Questions
Basic House Wiring
Service Connections
Residential Underground Service
Making Connections to the Entrance Panel
Circuitry
Individual Appliance Circuits
Regular Appliance Circuits
General-Purpose Circuits
New Work in Old Houses
Improving Circuits
Placing Outlets
Placing Switches
Roughing-In
Mounting Boxes
Old Work
Special Mounting Devices
Running Sheathed Cable
Metal Plates
Running Boards
Connecting Cable to Boxes
Fishing Cable in Old Work
Two-Person Technique
Bypassing One Floor of a Two-Story Home
Completing House Wiring: Splicing
Solderless Connectors
Installing Outlet Receptacles
Single-Pole Switches
Ceiling Box and Fixture Mounting
Summary
Test Questions
Wiring with Armored Cable and Conduit
Cutting Armored Cable
Installing Armored Cable
Conduit Fittings
Wiring in Flexible Conduit
Connectors
Summary
Test Questions
Home Circuiting, Multiple Switching, and Wiring Requirements
Lamp Control from Electrolier Switch
Control of Lamps from More Than One Location with Three-Way and Four-Way Switches
Stairway Lamp Control Lighting
Color-Coding of Switch Wiring
Functional Planning
Planning of Equipment
Lighting the Halls
Lighting the Living Room
Lighting the Dining Room
Lighting the Kitchen
Lighting the Bedroom
Lighting the Bathroom
Lighting the Attic
Lighting the Basement
Lighting the Garage
Fluorescent Lights
Ground Circuit Fault Interrupters
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
Summary
Test Questions
Electric Heating
General Installation Considerations
Circuiting
AC-Operated Relays
Hot-Water Electric Heat
Radiant Heater
Electric Water Heaters
Ground Circuit
Heating Cables
Summary
Test Questions
Alarms and Intercoms
Alarm Devices
Intercoms
System Planning
Planning Details
Wireless Intercom Systems
Music Distribution Systems
Industrial Installations
School Installations
Bells and Chimes
Photoelectric Control of Bell Circuits
Summary
Test Questions
Generating Stations and Substations
Generating Stations
Single-Bus System
Circuit Breakers
Instrument Transformers
Double-Bus System
Paralleling Generators
Distribution
Substations
Automatic Substations
Semiautomatic Substations
Summary
Test Questions
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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