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Overview

Add some SPARK to your study of ELECTRICITY

Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Ohm's Law, power, and energy
  • Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Electrochemical energy
  • Electricity in the home
  • Protecting electronic equipment
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Practical magnetism

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071775342
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 275,288
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan is considered the “father” of the DeMYSTiFieD series.

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Table of Contents

PART I: DIRECT CURRENT
1. A Circuit Sampler
2. Charge, Current, Voltage, and Resistance
3. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy
4. Simple DC Circuits
5. Cells and Batteries
Test: Part I
PART II: ALTERNATING CURRENT
6. What is Alternating Current
7. Electricity in the Home
8. Electrical Power Supplies
9. Wire and Cable
Test: Part II
PART III: MAGNETISM
10. What is Magnetism
11. Electromagnetic Effects
12. Practical Magnetism
Test: Part III
Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Appendix: Schematic Symbols
Suggested Additional Reading
Index

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Excellent coverage of all topic areas - a must buy!

    I usually find the heavier and longer textbooks dry and boring. The information seems to run together and I tend to glaze over. However, Electricity DeMystified was concise and the concepts were presented simply and in plain language. The easy to grasp explanations were backed up with tables and figures that clarified things even more. I'll be keeping this one to refer to again and again.

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