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Overview

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: 1/21/2005
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 DC electricity 1
Ch. 1 A circuit diagram sampler 3
Ch. 2 Charge, current, voltage, and resistance 21
Ch. 3 Ohm's law, power, and energy 38
Ch. 4 Simple DC circuits 52
Ch. 5 Cells and batteries 71
Pt. 2 AC electricity 101
Ch. 6 Fundamentals of AC 103
Ch. 7 Electricity in the home 122
Ch. 8 Power supplies 145
Ch. 9 Wire and cable 164
Pt. 3 Magnetism 201
Ch. 10 What is magnetism? 203
Ch. 11 Electromagnetic effects 221
Ch. 12 Practical magnetism 241
App. 1 Answers to quiz, test, and exam questions 309
App. 2 Symbols used in schematic diagrams 313
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    Easy to understand concepts described with straightforward drawings. The appendix with all the schematic diagram symbols was particularly helpful as a reference.

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