DC Theory

ISBN-10: 1401856861
ISBN-13: 9781401856861
Edition: 2004
List price: $96.95
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Description: Knowledge of fundamentals is critical to the success of a modern electrical technician, and this book explores direct current (DC) principles and methods as well as the underlying theories and concepts needed for a strong foundation in electrical  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Knowledge of fundamentals is critical to the success of a modern electrical technician, and this book explores direct current (DC) principles and methods as well as the underlying theories and concepts needed for a strong foundation in electrical technology. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of electricity and DC circuits, including how properties of materials are categorized into conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. In-depth coverage of Ohm?s law and its relation to voltage, current, resistance, and power is presented, followed by the theory and practical applications of electrical components connected in series. Later chapters examine DC parallel circuits, DC combination circuits, magnetism and generators, and DC circuit analysis tools that electricians will find invaluable in analyzing and understanding more complex circuits likely to be encountered on the job. Although based on DC circuits, the information supplied in this book will apply to alternating current (AC) circuits as well. This book contains much of the material that forms the foundation of electrical knowledge.

Fundamentals of Electricity and DC Circuits
Sources and Effects of Electricity+The Electron Theory
Mathematical Concepts for Solving Electrical Problems
Using Ohm+s Law and Associated Electrical Units
The Properties of Power in an Electrical Circuit
DC Series Circuits
Understanding and Calculating Resistance in a DC Series Circuit
How Current Reacts in a DC Circuit
How Voltage Functions in a DC Series Circuit
How Voltage Dividers Work in a DC Series Circuit
How to Calculate Power in a DC Series Circuit
DC Parallel Circuits
How Voltage Functions in a DC Parallel Circuit
Understanding Resistance in a DC Parallel Circuit
How Current Reacts in a DC Parallel Circuit
How Current Dividers Work in a DC Parallel Circuit
How to Calculate Power in a DC Parallel Circuit
DC Combination Circuits
Understanding Resistance in Combination Circuits
How current reacts in a DC Combination Circuit
How Voltage Functions in DC Combination Circuits
How to Calculate Power in DC Combination Circuits
Magnetism and Generators
Understanding the Principles of Magnetism and Electromagnetism
How Electrical Generators Work
DC Circuit Analysis Tools
Understanding Voltage Polarity and Voltage Drop
Applying the Principle of Superposition
Using Kirchhoff+s Laws to Solve DC Circuits
Thevenin+s and Norton+s Theorems

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