Complete Lab Manual for Electricity / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity covers all aspects of a typical industrial electricity curriculum, ranging from elementary series and parallel circuits to motor control. This hands-on lab manual can be used as a stand-alone or as a supplement to any textbook, as its content spans more than is typically covered in any single text. Each lab includes objectives, a thorough discussion of the topic, illustrations, step-by-step procedures for conducting an electrical experiment, and study questions about the experiment. The experiments are designed to be conducted with common equipment and supplies that can be found in most hardware stores and electrical supply houses.
About the Author
Stephen L. Hermanboth an electrician and a teacher for more than 30 yearsauthored numerous popular textbooks on the subjects of electricity and mathematics. Now retired, Mr. Herman spent two decades as lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina, for nine years, and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Additional publications include DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.
Table of Contents
Section 1: MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AND BASIC ELECTRICITY. Measuring Instruments. Ohm's Law. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Combination Circuits. Resistor Color Code. Section 2: ALTERNATING CURRENT LOADS. Inductance. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuit. RL Parallel Circuits. Capacitance. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuit. RC Parallel Circuits. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits. Power Factor Correction. Section 3: TRANSFORMERS AND MOTORS. Transformer Basics. Single Phase Transformer Calculations. Transformer Polarities. Autotransformers. Three Phase Circuits. Three Phase Transformers. Three Phase Motors. Section 4: MOTOR CONTROLS. Start-Stop Push-Button Controls. Multiple Push-Button Stations. Forward-Reverse Control. Sequence Control. Jogging Controls. On-Delay Timers. Off-Delay Timers. Changing the Logic of an On-Delay Timer to an Off-Delay Timer. Designing a Printing Press Circuit. Sequence Starting and Stopping for Three Motors. Hydraulic Press Control Circuit. Design of Two Flashing Lights. Design of Three Flashing Lights. Control for Three Pumps. Oil Pressure Pump Circuit for a Compressor. Autotransformer Starter.