# Basic Electricity

Cengage Learning, Feb 1, 1995 - Education - 736 pages
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.

### 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 Copyright