Basic Electricity

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Cengage Learning, Feb 1, 1995 - Education - 736 pages
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From a simplified explanation of the electronic to AC/DC machinery, alternators and other advanced topics, "Basic Electricity" is the complete course for mastering the fundamentals of electricity. The authors have provided a clear understanding of how electricity is produced, measured, controlled, and used. A minimum of mathematics is used for the direct explanations of primary cells, magnetism, Ohm's Law, capacitance, transformers, DC generators, AC motors, and other essential topics.
  

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Contents

What Electricity
1-1
What an Insulator Is 114
1-14
Review of Electric Charges 127
1-27
Direction of Current Flow
1-41
Review of Current Flow 143
1-43
Voltage and Current Flow 149
1-49
Electricity Produced from Frictional Energy Static Electricity 155
1-56
Chemical Action Produced from Electricity 164
1-64
Inductive Reactance 372
3-72
Power in Inductive CircuitsReview of Power Formulas 379
3-79
The Effect of Phase Difference on the AC Power Wave 380
3-80
Capacitance in DC Circuits 393
3-93
Capacitor Color Codes 3107
3-107
Power in a Capacitive Circuit 3120
3-120
ExperimentApplicationCapacitive Reactance 3133
3-133
Troubleshooting Capacitors DCAC Circuits 3136
3-136

Review of How Electricity Is Produced 170
1-70
Magnetic Fields around a Coil 177
1-77
How a Meter Works
1-83
Meter Movement Considerations 189
1-89
Review of How a Meter Works I
1-93
Milliammeters and Microammeters I
1-99
SelfTestReview Questions 1105
1-105
Multirange Voltmeters 1111
1-111
Units of Resistance 1118
1-118
Review of Current I Voltage E and Resistance R 1124
1-124
Volume 2
2-1
The Load
2-2
ExperimentApplication DC Motor Speed Control Back
2-5
Simple Circuit Connections
2-8
Ohms Law Rules 214
2-14
ResistorsUse Construction and Properties 222
2-22
Review of Resistance Including Material from Volume 1 230
2-30
Voltage in Series CircuitsKirchhoffs Second Law 236
2-37
Variable Resistors 242
2-43
ExperimentApplicationShort Circuits 250
2-50
ExperimentApplicationSeries Circuit Current 256
2-56
Current Flow in Parallel Circuits 261
2-61
ExperimentApplication Kirchhoffs First Law 275
2-75
ExperimentApplicationOhms Law and Parallel Resistances 288
2-88
Ohms Law in SeriesParallel CircuitsCurrent 2101
2-101
Power Rating of Equipment 2115
2-115
ExperimentApplicationThe Use of Fuses 2125
2-125
Thevenlns and Nortons Theorems
2-133
Parallel Circuits 2140
2-140
Introduction to Alternating Current
2-148
and AC Circuits
3-2
Transformers
3-4
Waveforms
3-10
The Elementary Generator
3-13
Elementary Generator Output 316
3-16
Review of Alternating Current 324
3-24
Self TestReview Questions 2124
3-25
Rectifier Type AC Voltmeters 330
3-30
AC AmmetersThe Clampon Ammeter 336
3-36
SelfTestReview Questions 342
3-42
Power in AC Circuits 347
3-48
SelfTestReview Questions 351
3-54
Inductance Symbols 363
3-63
Volume 4
4-2
What a Vector Is
4-9
R and L Series Circuit Impedance 413
4-15
ExperimentApplicationImpedance in R and L Series
4-21
ExperimentApplicationImpedance in R and C Series
4-28
R L and C Series Circuit Voltages 434
4-34
ExperimentApplicationSeries Resonance 442
4-42
Review of Current Voltage Impedance Resonance Power
4-48
AC Parallel Circuits
4-49
R and L Parallel Circuit Impedance 456
4-56
ExperimentApplicationRC Parallel Circuit Current
4-62
ExperimentApplicationParallel Circuit Resonance 468
4-68
Power and Power Factor in Parallel Circuits 475
4-75
SeriesParallel CircuitsSolution by Calculation 481
4-81
ExperimentApplicationVerification of Calculated Current
4-88
Mutual InductionFaradays Law 491
4-91
Transformer Losses 497
4-97
Review of Transformers 4103
4-103
Troubleshooting Transformer CircuitsOpen Circuits 4109
4-109
Appendix
4-116
Applying Scientific Notation 4123
4-123
Volume 5
5-1
The Electric Circuit
5-2
The Parts of an Elementary Generator
5-7
Generator
5-20
The SelfExcited Series DC Generator 533
5-33
Commutator Action in a DC Motor 547
5-47
Controlling the Speed of a DC Motor 560
5-60
Review of DC Motors 562
5-62
Circuit Protection DevicesCircuit Breakers 568
5-68
Shunt Motor Starters Manual 574
5-74
Review of DC Systems and Controls 580
5-80
Insulation Breakdown Shorts and Open Circuits 586
5-86
Frequency of Alternator Output 592
5-92
ThreePhase Alternators 598
5-98
Multiphase Transformers 5104
5-104
Rotating Field 5111
5-111
SinglePhase Induction MotorsStator Fields 5124
5-124
SelfTest Review Questions 5109
5-136
AC System and Controls
5-137
Electronic Motor Speed Controllers and Lamp Dimmers 5150
5-150
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