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Building on the foundation established in Electricity 1, this book goes on to explore alternating current principles and concepts of inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Completely updated to the 2005 National Electrical Code, Electricity 2 acquaints newcomers to the field with various types of alternating current circuits, while developing a solid understanding of the concepts of power, power factor, and power factor correction. Sample problems and solutions at the end of each unit provide a direct route to understanding as readers apply key electrical principles in realistic troubleshooting situations.
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