Electricity Demystified (Demystified Series) / Edition 1

Electricity Demystified (Demystified Series) / Edition 1

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by Stan Gibilisco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071439250

ISBN-13: 9780071439251

Pub. Date: 01/21/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

POWER UP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICITY

Now anyone with an interest in electricity can master it — without getting their wires crossed. In Electricity Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to improve your understanding of the electricity that powers so much of modern life.

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POWER UP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICITY

Now anyone with an interest in electricity can master it — without getting their wires crossed. In Electricity Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to improve your understanding of the electricity that powers so much of modern life.

With Electricity Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes and tests at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

If you want to build or refresh your understanding of electricity, here's a fast, entertaining self-teaching course that's really electrifying! Get ready to:

  • Understand what gives electricity its power
  • Solve problems involving current, voltage, power, and resistance
  • Grasp the connection between electricity and magnetism
  • Discover how magnetic levitation works
  • Learn about alternative electricity sources, such as solar energy and fuel cells
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn about electricity, Electricity Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of one of the most powerful forces in our lives.

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his science books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics, electronics, and scientific research has given him a worldwide reputation as an editor of professional handbooks and textbooks. He is the author of Physics Demystified; Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics; and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071439251
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/21/2005
Series:
Demystified Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1DC electricity1
Ch. 1A circuit diagram sampler3
Ch. 2Charge, current, voltage, and resistance21
Ch. 3Ohm's law, power, and energy38
Ch. 4Simple DC circuits52
Ch. 5Cells and batteries71
Pt. 2AC electricity101
Ch. 6Fundamentals of AC103
Ch. 7Electricity in the home122
Ch. 8Power supplies145
Ch. 9Wire and cable164
Pt. 3Magnetism201
Ch. 10What is magnetism?203
Ch. 11Electromagnetic effects221
Ch. 12Practical magnetism241
App. 1Answers to quiz, test, and exam questions309
App. 2Symbols used in schematic diagrams313

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Electricity Demystified 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to understand concepts described with straightforward drawings. The appendix with all the schematic diagram symbols was particularly helpful as a reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago