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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:
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.
|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|
|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|
Posted February 12, 2008
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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Posted August 28, 2010
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