Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials / Edition 10

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111646714
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 839,548
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Alternating-Current Principles. 2. Inductance and Inductive Reactance. 3. Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance. 4. Series Circuit: Resistance and Inductance. 5. Series Circuit: Resistance and Capacitance. 6. Series Circuit: Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance. 7. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance. 8. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance and Capacitance. 9. AC Power, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correction. 10. Summary Review of Units 1-9. 11. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for a Single-Family Residence. 12. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for an Apartment Building. 13. Installation of a Three-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance. 14. Introduction to Fluorescent Lighting. 15. Installation of Fluorescent Lighting. 16. Summary Review of Units 11-15.

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