Electrical Studies for Trades

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity. This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage.

Author Biography

Stephen L. Herman has been both an electrician and teacher for over 20 years. He has authored numerous textbooks on the subjects of electricity and mathematics. He recently retired from being a lead instructor for Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. Mr. Herman received an Excellence in Education Award by the Haliburtion Education Foundation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Atomic Structurep. 1
Electrical Quantities, Ohm's Law, and Resistorsp. 21
Electrical Sources and Static Chargesp. 62
Magnetismp. 84
Series Circuitsp. 115
Parallel Circuitsp. 140
Combination Circuitsp. 165
Measuring Instrumentsp. 192
Alternating Currentp. 241
Alternating Current Loadsp. 256
Capacitive Loadsp. 271
Three-Phase Circuitsp. 301
Transformersp. 319
Electrical Servicesp. 347
General Wiring Practices Part 1-Receptacle and Switch Connectionsp. 379
General Wiring Practices Part 2-Protection Circuits, Dimmers, and Chimesp. 409
Three-Phase Motorsp. 431
Single-Phase Motorsp. 469
Schematics and Wiring Diagramsp. 500
Motor Installationp. 522
American Wire Gauge Tablep. 555
Identification of Mica and Tubular Capacitorsp. 556
Alternating Current Formulasp. 560
Greek Alphabetp. 573
Answers to Practice Problemsp. 574
Glossaryp. 584
Indexp. 595
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