ISBN-10: 007177534X

ISBN-13: 9780071775342

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Stan Gibilisco

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Add some SPARK to your study of ELECTRICITYHaving trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved!Electricity DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:Ohm’s law, power, and energyKirchhoff’s lawsElectrochemical energyElectricity in the homeProtecting electronic equipmentElectromagnetic deflection, fields, and interferencePractical magnetismSimple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student,Electricity DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Stan Gibilisco is a professional technical writer who specializes in books on electronics and science topics. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, as well as over 20 other technical books. His published works have won numerous awards. The Encyclopedia of Electronics was chosen a "Best Reference Book of the 1980s" by the American Library Association, which also named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference of 1996."

How to Use This Book
Direct Current
A Circuit Diagram Sampler
Charge, Current, Voltage, and Resistance
Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy
Simple DC Circuits
Cells and Batteries
Test: Part I
Alternating Current
What is Alternating Current?
Electricity in the Home
Power Supplies
Wire and Cable
Test: Part II
What is Magnetism?
Electromagnetic Effects
Practical Magnetism
Test: Part III
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Symbols used in Schematic Diagrams
Suggested Additional References
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