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Electricity 2 Devices, Circuits and Materials



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  • Electricity 2
    Electricity 2
  • Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits & Materials
    Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits & Materials
  • Electricity 2 : Devices, Circuits and Materials
    Electricity 2 : Devices, Circuits and Materials


Designed to help you learn fundamental electrical concepts and explore their practical applications, this trusted book provides a thorough introduction to various types of alternating current (AC) circuits, as well as key principles such as power, power factor, power factor correction, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. ELECTRICITY 2: DEVICES, CIRCUITS AND MATERIALS, Tenth Edition, maintains the user-friendly style and proven approach while incorporating new material and updates based on the 2011 National Electrical Code. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this convenient, affordable book is an ideal choice for anyone interested in mastering basic electricity, including AC power, wiring installation, lighting, and effective troubleshooting.

Author Biography

Thomas Kubala, Ed.D, received his A.A.S. in electrical technology from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his M.S. in vocational technical education from the State University of New York at Oswego. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Kubala was a full-time faculty member at two community colleges and a department head supervising a vocational-technical program. In addition to his extensive background in technology education, Dr. Kubala's career includes industrial experience with responsibilities in the fields of aerodynamics and electrical drafting, design, testing, and evaluation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Alternating-Current Principlesp. 1
Inductance and Inductive Reactancep. 11
Capacitance and Capacitive Reactancep. 21
Series Circuit: Resistance and Inductancep. 33
Series Circuit: Resistance and Capacitancep. 43
Series Circuit: Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitancep. 51
Ac Parallel Circuits Containing Inductancep. 61
Ac Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance and Capacitancep. 71
Ac Power, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correctionp. 81
Summary Review of Units 1-9p. 95
Installation of Single-Phase, Three-Wire Entrance for a Single-Family Residencep. 101
Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for an Apartment Buildingp. 115
Installation of a Three-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrancep. 125
Introduction to Fluorescent Lightingp. 135
Installation of Fluorescent Lightingp. 143
Summary Review of Units 11-15p. 155
Appendixp. 161
Glossaryp. 163
Indexp. 165
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