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Finally, an electricity text written for your students!

Frank Petruzella's Electricity for the Trades is a practical text for students' first course in electricity. Having worked as both a tradesman and classroom instructor, author Frank Petruzella provides a uniquely practical, hands-on approach to learning electrical fundamentals, with a wealth of applications and procedures apprentices will be using in their work. This preliminary volume starts with coverage of key background topics, with an emphasis on safety and tools of the trade; and then moves into DC and AC circuit essentials. Inductance and capacitance are covered in an applied way,preparing students for subsubsequent work with motors and generators. The text contains a wealth of illustrations and worked examples related directly to trades-oriented work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073281599
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 821
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Electricity for the Trades

Part I Fundamentals of Electricity

Chapter 1 Safety

Chapter 2 Instruments, Tools and Fasteners

Chapter 3 Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators

Chapter 4 Sources and Characteristics of Electricity

Chapter 5 Basic Electrical Units

Chapter 6 Electric Connections

Chapter 7 Simple, Series and Parallel Circuits

Chapter 8 Measuring Voltage, Current and Resistance

Chapter 9 Ohm's Law

Chapter 10 Circuit Conductors and Wire Sizes

Chapter 11 Resistors

Chapter 12 Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 13 Relays

Chapter 14 Circuit Protection Devices

Chapter 15 Electric Power and Energy

Chapter 16 Overview of Electrical Circuits and Systems
Part II Direct Current (DC) Circuits

Chapter 17 Solving the DC Series Circuit

Chapter 18 Solving the DC Parallel Circuit

Chapter 19 Solving the DC Series-Parallel Circuit 20 Network Theorems
Part III Alternating Current (AC) Circuits

Chapter 21 Direct Current and Alternating Current

Chapter 22 Inductance and Capacitance

Chapter 23 Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Series

Chapter 24 Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Parallel

Chapter 25 Transformers
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