Basic Electricity

ISBN-10: 0790610418
ISBN-13: 9780790610412
Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)
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List price: $130.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Considered to be one of the best electricity books on the market, the authors have provided a clear understanding of how electricity is produced, measured, controlled and used. A minimum of mathematics is used for direct explanations of primary cells, magnetism, Ohm?s Law, capacitance, transformers, DC generators, and AC motors. Other essential topics covered include conductance, current flow, electromagnetism and meters.

What Electricity Is
The Importance of the Study of Electricity
Early History
Early History
The Electron Theory
The Breakdown of Matter
The Structure of the Molecule
The Structure of the Atom
Electric Current and Electric Charge
Review of Electricity--What It is
Self-Test--Review Questions
Conductors/Insulators/Semiconductors
What a Conductor Is
What an Insulator Is
What a Semiconductor Is
Review of Conductors, Insulators, Semiconductors
Self-Test--Review Questions
Electric Charges
What Electric Charges Are
Static Charges from Friction
Attraction and Repulsion of Electric Charges
Electric Fields
Transfer of Electric Charges through Contact
Transfer of Electric Charges through Induction
Discharge of Electric Charges
Review of Electric Charges
Self-Test--Review Questions
Magnetism
Natural Magnets
Permanent Magnets
The Nature of Magnetic Materials
Magnetic Fields
Review of Magnetism
Self-Test--Review Questions
Current Flow--What It Is
Electrons in Motion
Direction of Current Flow
Units of Current Flow
Review of Current Flow
Self-Test--Review Questions
What Causes Current Flow--EMF
What Work Is
What EMF (Electromotive Force) Is
What Electric Power Is
How EMF Is Maintained
Voltage and Current Flow
Review of EMF or Voltage
Self-Test--Review Questions
How Electricity Is Produced and Used
Electricity Is the Means for Transporting Power
How Electricity Is Produced
Uses of Electricity
Electricity Produced from Frictional Energy (Static Electricity)
Electricity Produced from Pressure/Pressure Produced from Electricity
Electricity Produced from Heat (and Cold)
Heat Produced from Electricity
Electricity Produced from Light
Light Produced from Electricity
Electricity Produced from Chemical Action
Chemical Action Produced from Electricity
Electricity Produced from Magnetism
Magnetism Produced from Electricity
Review of How Electricity Is Produced
Review of How Electricity Is Used
Self-Test--Review Questions
Electromagnetism
Electromagnetism
Magnetic Fields around a Conductor
Magnetic Fields around a Coil
Electromagnets
Review of Electromagnetism
Self-Test--Review Questions
How a Meter Works
The Basic Meter Movement
Meter Movement Considerations
How Meter Scales Are Read
Usable Meter Range
Review of How a Meter Works
Self-Test--Review Questions
How Current Is Measured
Measuring the Units of Current Flow
How Small Currents Are Measured
How Units of Current Are Converted
Milliammeters and Microammeters
How Ammeter Ranges Are Converted
Multirange Ammeters
How Ammeters Are Connected into Circuits
Review of How Current Is Measured
Self-Test--Review Questions
How Voltage Is Measured
Units of Voltage
Converting Units of Voltage
How a Voltmeter Works
How a Voltmeter Is Used
Voltmeter Ranges
Multirange Voltmeters
Review of Voltage Units and Measurement
Self-Test--Review Questions
What Controls Current Flow-Resistance
What Resistance Is
Units of Resistance
Factors Controlling Resistance
Review of Resistance
Self-Test--Review Questions
Review
Review of Current (I), Voltage (E), and Resistance (R)
Introducing Ohm's Law
The Relationship of Current, Voltage, and Resistance
Table of the Elements
Electric Circuits
What a Circuit Is
DC and AC Circuits
The Electric Circuit
The Load
Switches
Simple Circuit Connections
Review of Electric Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Ohm's Law
The Relationship of Voltage, Current, and Resistance
The Magic Triangle
Ohm's Law Rules
Ohm's Law Examples
Ohm's Law Drill
Review of Ohm's Law
Experiment/Application--Ohm's Law
Resistance
Resistors--Use, Construction, and Properties
Resistor Tolerance and Values
Resistor Color Code
How Resistance Is Measured
Review of Resistance (Including Material from Volume 1)
Self-Test--Review Questions (Including Material from Volume 1)
DC Series Circuits
The Series Circuit
Resistance in Series Circuits
Current Flow in Series Circuits
Voltage in Series Circuits--Kirchhoff's Second Law
Ohm's Law in Series Circuits
Voltage Division in the Series Circuit
Variable Resistors
Review of Ohm's Law in Series Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Open Circuits
Experiment/Application--Short Circuits
Experiment/Application--Series Circuit Resistance
Experiment/Application--Series Circuit Current
Experiment/Application--Series Circuit Voltage/Kirchhoff's Second Law
DC Parallel Circuits
The Parallel Circuit
Voltage in Parallel Circuits
Current Flow in Parallel Circuits
Equal Resistors in Parallel Circuits
Unequal Resistors in Parallel Circuits
Experiment/Application--Parallel Circuit Voltage
Experiment/Application--Parallel Circuit Current
Experiment/Application--Parallel Circuit Resistance
Experiment/Application--Parallel Resistances
Kirchhoff's First Law
Experiment/Application--Kirchhoff's First Law
Unequal Resistors in Parallel Circuits (continued)
Review of Parallel Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Applying Ohm's Law in Parallel Circuits
Solving Unknowns in Parallel Circuits
Review of Ohm's Law and Parallel Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Ohm's Law and Parallel Resistances
Experiment/Application--Ohm's Law and Parallel Circuit Current
DC Series-Parallel Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits
Resistors in Series-Parallel
Solving the Bridge Resistor Circuit
Ohm's Law in Series-Parallel Circuits--Current
Ohm's Law in Series-Parallel Circuits--Voltage
Ohm's Law in Series-Parallel Circuits
Review of Series-Parallel Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Series-Parallel Connections
Experiment/Application--Current in Series-Parallel Circuits
Experiment/Application--Voltage in Series-Parallel Circuits
Electric Power
What Electric Power Is
The Power Formula
Power Rating of Equipment
Fuses
Power in Series Circuits
Power in Parallel Circuits
Power in Complex Circuits
Review of Electric Power
Self Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--The Use of Fuses
Experiment/Application--How Fuses Protect Equipment
Experiment/Application--Power in Series Circuits
Experiment/Application--Power in Parallel Circuits
Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems
Thevenin's Theorem--Voltage Division in the Series Circuit
Norton's Theorem--Voltage Division in the Series Circuit
Troubleshooting DC Circuits
Troubleshooting DC Circuits--Basic Concepts
Troubleshooting DC Series Circuits
Troubleshooting DC Parallel Circuits
Troubleshooting DC Series-Parallel Circuits
Drill in Troubleshooting DC Circuits
Review of DC Electricity
General Review of DC Fundamentals
Introduction to Alternating Current
Alternating Current
Answers to Drill Questions
DC and AC Electric Circuits
Direct Current and Alternating Current
The Three Circuit Elements--Resistance/Inductance/Capacitance
Basic Electric Circuit Configurations
What Alternating Current Is
Why Alternating Current Is Used
AC Power Transmission
AC Current Flow
Waveforms
Alternating Current Cycles
Elementary Generator Construction
Elementary Generator Operation
Elementary Generator Output
Phase Relationships
Alternating Current Frequency
Maximum and Peak-to-Peak Values of a Sine Wave
Average Value of a Sine Wave
RMS or Effective Value of a Sine Wave
Review of Alternating Current
Self-Test--Review Questions
Using Transformers
Experiment/Application--RMS Effective Value of AC Voltage
Experiment/Application--Use of the Oscilloscope to Observe AC Waveforms
AC Meters
Why DC Meters Cannot Measure AC
Rectifier Type AC Voltmeters
Moving-Vane Meter Movements
Thermocouple Meters and Hot-Wire Meters
AC Ammeters--Current Transformers
AC Ammeters--The Clamp-on Ammeter
Electrodynamometer Movements
Wattmeters
Review of AC Meters
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--AC Voltmeter
Resistance in AC Circuits
AC Circuits Containing Resistance Only
Current and Voltage in Resistive Circuits
Power in AC Circuits
Power in Resistive Circuits
Power Factor--Volt-Amperes
Review of Resistance in AC Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Power in Resistive AC Circuits
Inductance in DC and AC Circuits
Magnetic Fields around a Conductor
Magnetic Fields around a Conductor--Fleming's Right-Hand Rule
Self-Induction
Inductance in a DC Circuit
Inductance Symbols
Units of Inductance--Relationship to Counter EMF
Factors Affecting Inductance
Inductive Time Constant in a DC Circuit
Inductive Reactance
Phase Relationships in AC Inductive Circuits
Inductances in Series and in Parallel
Power in Inductive Circuits--Review of Power Formulas
The Effect of Phase Difference on the AC Power Wave
Positive and Negative Power in AC Inductive Circuits
Apparent and True Power--Power Factor in AC Circuits
Power Factor in AC Circuits
Measurement of True Power in AC Circuits
Review of Inductance in DC and AC Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Effect of Core Material on Inductance
Experiment/Application--Generation of Induced EMF
Experiment/Application--Current Flow in Inductive Circuits
Experiment/Application--Apparent and True Power
Capacitance in DC and AC Circuits
Capacitance--Storage of Charge on Conductors
Capacitance in DC Circuits
Units of Capacitance
Symbols for Capacitance
Capacitor Construction
Factors which Affect Capacitance--Plate Area
Factors which Affect Capacitance--Plate Separation
Factors which Affect Capacitance--Dielectrics
Capacitors in Series and Parallel
Types of Capacitors--Variable
Types of Capacitors--Fixed
Types of Capacitors--Electrolytic/Tantalytic Capacitors
Capacitor Color Codes
Capacitive Time Constant
Capacitance--Charging and Discharging Currents
Capacitance in AC Circuits
Capacitive Reactance in AC Circuits
Phase Relationship in Capacitive Circuits
Power in a Capacitive Circuit
Review of Capacitors and Capacitance
Self-Test--Review Questions
Experiment/Application--Current Flow in a DC Capacitive Circuit
Experiment/Application--RC Time Constant
Experiment/Application--Current Flow in an AC Capacitive Circuit
Experiment/Application--Capacitive Reactance
Troubleshooting Simple AC Circuits
Basic Concepts--Resistive/Inductive/Capacitive Circuits (DC/AC)
Troubleshooting Inductors (DC/AC Circuits)
Troubleshooting Capacitors (DC/AC Circuits)
Troubleshooting Simple AC Inductive Circuits
Troubleshooting Simple AC Capacitive Circuits
Drill in Troubleshooting Simple AC Circuits
AC Electric Circuits
Introduction to AC Electric Circuits
AC Series Circuits
Current Flow in AC Series Circuits
Voltages in AC Series Circuits
R and L Series Circuit Voltages
What a Vector Is
Vector Graphic Representation of AC Voltages and Currents
Experiment/Application--R and L Series Circuit Voltages
R and L Series Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--Impedance in R and L Series Circuits
R and L Series Circuits Impedance Variation
R and C Series Circuit Voltages
Experiment/Application--R and C Series Circuit Voltages
R and C Series Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--Impedance in R and C Series Circuits
L and C Series Circuit Voltages
Experiment/Application--L and C Series Circuit Voltages
L and C Series Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--L and C Series Circuit Impedance
R, L, and C Series Circuit Voltages
R, L, and C Series Circuit Impedance--Graphic Solution
R, L, and C Series Circuit Impedance--by Calculation
Series Circuit Resonance
Series Circuit Resonance--Resonant Frequency
Experiment/Application--Series Resonance
Power Factor
Power
Experiment/Application--Power and Power Factor
Review of Current, Voltage, Impedance, Resonance, Power, Power Factor
Self-Test--Review Questions
AC Parallel Circuits
AC Parallel Circuit Combinations
Voltages in AC Parallel Circuits
Currents in AC Parallel Circuits
R and L Parallel Circuit Currents
R and L Parallel Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--R-L Parallel Circuit Current and Impedance
R and C Parallel Circuit Currents
R and C Parallel Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--R-C Parallel Circuit Current and Impedance
L and C Parallel Circuit Currents
L and C Parallel Circuit Currents and Impedance
Experiment/Application--L-C Parallel Circuit Currents and Impedance
Parallel Circuit Resonance
Experiment/Application--Parallel Circuit Resonance
R, L, and C Parallel Circuit Currents
R, L, and C Parallel Circuit Impedance
Experiment/Application--R, L, and C Parallel Circuit Currents and Impedance
Power and Power Factor in Parallel Circuits
Review of Current, Voltage, Impedance, Resonance, Power, Power Factor
Self-Test--Review Questions
AC Complex Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits--Vector Graphic Solution
Series-Parallel Circuits--Solution by Calculation
More Complex Series-Parallel Circuits--Vector Graphic Solution
More Complex Series-Parallel Circuits--Solution by Calculation
Experiment/Application--Graphic and Calculated Solution in Complex Circuits
Experiment/Application--Verification of Calculated Current and Impedance
Review--AC Complex Circuits
Self-Test--Review Questions
Transformers
Mutual Induction--Faraday's Law
How a Transformer Works
Transformer Construction
Transformer Losses
Phase Relationships in Transformers--Multiple Winding Transformers
Autotransformers--Tapped Transformers
Transformer Types
Experiment/Application--Transformer Action
Review of Transformers
Self-Test--Review Questions
Introduction to AC Power Distribution
AC Power Systems
Local AC Power Distribution
Troubleshooting Local Power Distribution Systems
Troubleshooting AC Circuits
Introduction
Troubleshooting Transformer Circuits--Open Circuits
Troubleshooting Transformer Circuits--Short Circuits
Troubleshooting AC Circuits
Appendix
Scientific Notation
Measurement Conversion
Measurement Conversion: Units of Current
Measurement Conversion: Units of Voltage and Power
Measurement Conversion: Units of Resistance
Applying Scientific Notation
Table of Squares and Square Roots
Table of Sines (Sin), Cosines (Cos), and Tangents (Tan)
Introduction to Generators and Motors
Basic Generators and Motors
Introduction to Generators
Generator Energy Sources
Review of Electricity from Magnetism
The Left-Hand Rule
The Elementary Generator
The Parts of an Elementary Generator
Elementary Generator Operation
The Commutator
Converting AC to DC by Use of the Commutator
Improving the DC Output
Improving the Generator Output
Review of the Elementary Generator
Self-Test--Review Questions
The DC Generator
Generator Construction
DC Generator Construction
Types of Armatures
Types of Armature Winding
Generator Voltage Output
Types of DC Generators
Separately Excited DC Generators
Self-Excited DC Generators
The Self-Excited Series DC Generator
The Self-Excited Shunt DC Generator
The Self-Excited Compound Generator
Voltage Regulation
Commutation in DC Generators
Armature Reaction in DC Generators
Compensating Windings and Interpoles
Review of DC Generators
Self-Test--Review Questions
The DC Motor
Converting Electrical Power to Mechanical Power
Principles of DC Motor Operation
Commutator Action in a DC Motor
Armature Reaction
DC Motor Torque
DC Motor Horsepower and Efficiency
Back EMF (Counter EMF)
Shunt Motors
Series Motors
Compound Motors
Comparison of DC Motor Characteristics--Speed Regulation
Reversing the Direction of Motor Rotation
Controlling the Speed of a DC Motor
Experiment/Application--DC Motor Speed Control--Back EMF
Review of DC Motors
Self-Test--Review Questions
DC Systems and Controls
Circuit Control Devices--Relays
Circuit Protection Devices--Circuit Breakers
DC Generator Voltage Regulators--Manual and Automatic
DC Generator Voltage Regulators--Automatic
DC Starters and Controllers
Shunt Motor Starters--Manual
Shunt Motor Starters--Automatic
DC Motor Speed Control
DC Aircraft Electrical System
Experiment/Application--Operation of DC Voltage Regulator
Review of DC Systems and Controls
Self-Test--Review Questions
DC Machinery Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Generator Maintenance
Commutators and Brushes
Insulation Breakdown--Shorts and Open Circuits
Bearing Lubrication and Maintenance
Troubleshooting Chart--DC Electrical Machines
AC Generators--Alternators
Introduction to AC Generators
Types of Alternators
Frequency of Alternator Output
Alternator Construction
AC Generator Characteristics
Single-Phase Alternator
Two-Phase Alternators
Three-Phase Alternators
Wye Connection
Delta Connection
Power in Three-Phase Circuits
Phase Sequence--Synchronizing Generators
Multiphase Transformers
Experiment/Application--Wye and Delta Transformer Connections
Review of AC Generators--Alternators
Self-Test--Review Questions
AC Motors
Types of AC Motors
Rotating Field
The Synchronous Motor
Induction Motors
Induction Motors--Slip
Induction Motors--Torque and Efficiency
Two-Phase Induction Motors
Single-Phase Motors
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Stator Fields
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Rotor Fields
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Split Phase
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Capacitor Motors
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Centrifugal Switch
Single-Phase Induction Motors--Shaded-Pole Motors
AC Series Motors--Universal Motors
Experiment/Application--AC Motor Power Factor
Review of AC Motors
Self-Test--Review Questions
AC Systems and Controls
Introduction to AC Controls--The Controller
Alternators--Voltage Regulators
The SEmiconductor Rectifier Diode
Rectifier Diode Circuits
Automatic Voltage Regulators--Field Controlled
Line Voltage Regulators
The Automobile Alternator System
Induction Motor Starters--Direct
Induction Motor Starters--Reduced Voltage
AC Motor Speed Controls
Electronic Motor Speed Controllers
Electronic Motor Speed Controllers and Lamp Dimmers
Experiment/Application--Lamp Dimmers
Review of AC Systems and Controls
Self-Test--Review Questions
AC Systems Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting AC Controls
Troubleshooting AC Circuits--Semiconductors
Troubleshooting Chart--AC Electrical Machines
Cumulative Index

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