9780750671033

Understanding Ac Circuits

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750671033

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    0750671033

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-11-15
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

Understanding AC Circuits covers the second half of a basic electronic circuits theory course, integrating theory and laboratory practice into a single text. Several key features in each unit make this an excellent teaching tool: objectives, key terms, self-tests, lab experiments, and a unit exam. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by the authors to reflect the latest information on electronics. understanding AC Circuits is designed with the electronics beginner and student in mind. The authors use a practical approach exposing the reader to the systems that are built with AC circuits making it easy for beginners to master even complex concepts in electronics while gradually building their knowledge base of both theory and applications. Each chapter includes easy-to-read text accompanied by clear and concise graphics fully explaining each concept before moving onto the next. The authors have provided section quizzes and chapter tests so the readers can monitor their progress and review any sections before moving onto the next chapter. Each chapter also includes several electronics experiments, allowing the reader to build small circuits and low-cost projects for the added bonus of hands-on experience in AC electronics. Understanding AC Circuits fully covers dozens of topics including single-phase and three-phase AC electronics; electrical generator basics; how to use a multimeter and oscilloscope in AC electronics; troubleshooting and testing circuits; tools and equipment; resistive circuits; inductive circuits; capacitive circuits; vector diagrams; series circuits; transformers; filter circuits; resonant circuits; decibels; waveshaping control; electronic symbols; soldering techniques; plus much more.

Author Biography

Dale R. Patrick and Stephen W. Fardo have collaborated on many books on electronics and technology. They are on the faculty of the Technology Department at Eastern Kentucky University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Course Objectives xi
Parts List for Experiments xiii
Basics of Alternating Current (AC)
1(14)
Unit Objectives
1(1)
Important Terms
2(1)
Alternating Current (AC) Voltage
3(1)
Single-Phase and Three-Phase AC
4(1)
Electromagnetic Induction
5(1)
Generating AC Voltage
6(1)
Basics of Electrical Generators
7(1)
Single-Phase AC Generation
7(1)
Three-Phase AC Generation
8(2)
Self-Examination
10(5)
Basics of Alternating Current (AC)
12(3)
Measuring AC
15(36)
Unit Objectives
15(1)
Important Terms
16(1)
Measuring AC Voltage with a Multimeter
17(1)
Measuring AC Voltage with an Oscilloscope
17(1)
Oscilloscope Operation
18(15)
Self-Examination
33(1)
Experimental Activities for AC Circuits
34(1)
Tools and Equipment
35(1)
Important Information
35(1)
Lab Activity Troubleshooting and Testing
36(15)
Measuring AC Voltage
40(4)
Measuring AC with an Oscilloscope
44(4)
Measuring AC
48(3)
Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance in Ac Circuits
51(52)
Unit Objectives
51(1)
Important Terms
52(2)
Resistive AC Circuits
54(1)
Inductive Circuits
55(3)
Capacitive Circuits
58(2)
Vector (Phasor) Diagrams
60(1)
Series AC Circuits
61(2)
Parallel AC Circuits
63(3)
Power in AC Circuits
66(6)
Self-Examination
72(31)
Inductance and Inductive Reactance
78(3)
Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance
81(3)
Series RL Circuits
84(3)
Series RC Circuits
87(2)
Series RLC Circuits
89(3)
Parallel RL Circuits
92(3)
Parallel RC Circuits
95(3)
Inductance and Capacitance in AC Circuits
98(5)
Transformers
103(12)
Unit Objectives
103(1)
Important Terms
104(1)
Transformer Operation
105(1)
Types of Transformers
105(2)
Transformer Efficiency
107(1)
Self-Examination
107(8)
Transformer Analysis
110(2)
Transformers
112(3)
Frequency-Sensitive AC circuits
115(40)
Unit Objectives
115(1)
Important Terms
116(1)
Filter Circuits
117(1)
Resonant Circuits
118(5)
Self-Examination
123(1)
Decibels
124(1)
Logarithms
124(1)
Decibel Applications
125(2)
Using Decibels with Filter Circuits
127(7)
Waveshaping Control
134(1)
Differentiator Circuits
135(1)
Integrator Circuits
136(1)
Self-Examination
136(19)
Low-Pass Filter Circuits
139(3)
High-Pass Filter Circuits
142(3)
Band-Pass Filter Circuit
145(2)
Series Resonant Circuits
147(3)
Parallel Resonant Circuits
150(2)
Frequency-Sensitive AC Circuits
152(3)
Appendix A Electronics Symbols 155(4)
Appendix B Trigonometry for AC Electronics 159(2)
Appendix C Electronic Equipment and Parts Sales 161(2)
Appendix D Soldering Techniques 163(2)
Appendix E Troubleshooting 165(2)
Appendix F Use of a Calculator 167(2)
Index 169

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