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Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology

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ISBN-10: 0750685565

ISBN-13: 9780750685566

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: John Bird

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In this book John Bird introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory ??? enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses at Level 2 and 3, foundation degree and introductory courses for undergraduates. The book presents a logical topic progression rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus. However, the coverage of this new edition has been brought fully in line with the electrical and electronics units of the 2007 BTEC National specification. It is also designed to cover the requirements of the BTEC First specifications. BTEC National units: Fully covered - "Electrical and Electronic Principles" (Unit 5); "Further Electrical Principles" (Unit 67). Partly covered - "Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits" (Unit 35); "Electrical Applications" (Unit 64); "Three-phase Systems" (Unit 65); "Aircraft Electrical Machines" (Unit 85); "Telecommunications Principles" (Unit 90). New material in this third edition includes brand new chapters on semiconductor diodes and transistors as well as added sections on batteries, fuel cells and alternative and renewable energies, relative and absolute voltages, self and mutual inductance, and virtual test and measuring instruments. Support material for tutors is available as a free download at http: // Instructor??'s manual with full solutions and suggested marking scheme for all 7 revision tests in the book Solutionsmanual with worked solutions for about 400 of the further problems in the book Electronic files for all illustrations in the book * New colour layout helps navigation and highlights key learning points, formulae and exercises * 400 worked problems and over 1,300 questions, all with answers * Fully up to date with the 2007 BTEC National specification * Free lecturer support material available via
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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Basic Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles:
Units associated with basic electrical quantities
An introduction to electric circuits
Resistance variation
Batteries and alternative sources of energy
Series and parallel networks
Capacitors and capacitance
Magnetic circuits
Electromagnetic induction
Electrical measuring instruments and measurements
Semiconductor diodes
Further Electrical and Electronic Principles:
d.c. circuit theory
Alternating voltages and currents
Single-phase series a.c. circuits
Single-phase parallel a.c. circuits
Filter networks
d.c. transients
Operational amplifiers
Electrical Power Technology:
Three-phase systems
d.c. machines
Three-phase induction motors
Revision tests