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Electrical Studies for Trades / Edition 5

Electrical Studies for Trades / Edition 5

by Stephen Herman


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Electrical Studies for Trades / Edition 5

Packed with real-world examples, vivid illustrations, and the latest developments from the field, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 5th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management—and anyone else who needs a practical knowledge of electricity. Extremely reader-friendly, the book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts—rather than complex mathematical calculations. From here, you proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, round out the comprehensive coverage.

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ISBN-13: 9781133278238
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 978,151
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

As a retired electrician and proficient instructor with more than 30 years of practical experience, Stephen L. Herman is known for his reader-friendly approach. A seasoned author, Mr. Herman has written leading books on electricity and mathematics that are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman served 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 pioneer an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.

Table of Contents

Preface. Unit 1. Atomic Structure. Unit 2. Electrical Quantities, Ohm's Law, and Resistors. Unit 3. Electrical Sources and Static Charges. Unit 4. Magnetism. Unit 5. Series Circuits. Unit 6. Parallel Circuits. Unit 7. Combination Circuits. Unit 8. Measuring Instruments. Unit 9. Alternating Current. Unit 10. Alternating Current Loads. Unit 11. Capacitive Loads. Unit 12. Three-Phase Circuits. Unit 13. Transformers. Unit 14. Three-Phase Transformers. Unit 15. Electrical Services. Unit 16. General Wiring Practices Part 1: Receptacle and Switch Connections. Unit 17. General Wiring Practices Part 2: Protection Circuits, Dimmers, and Chimes. Unit 18. Three-Phase Motors. Unit 19. Single-Phase Motors. Unit 20. Schematics and Wiring Diagrams. Unit 21. Motor Installation.

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