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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician / Edition 2

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician / Edition 2

by Richard Cadena
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415714839
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 287,371
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Cadena is a freelance lighting designer, lighting consultant, and the author of Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians, and Focus on Lighting Technology. He has worked on concert tours, television, and theatre, and he has designed dozens of lighting systems for permanent installations and concert tours. He has written many articles about lighting for Lighting & Sound America, Lighting & Sound International, Protocol, PLSN, CX, and Technologies for Worship magazines, and he is the founder of the Academy of Production Technology. He is also an ETCP Recognized Trainer, and he is currently the technical editor for PLASA.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Electricity is Life

Chapter 1: The Theory of Electricity

Chapter 2: DC Electricity

Chapter 3: Electrical Terminology

Chapter 4: AC Electricity

Chapter 5: Electrical Loads

Chapter 6: AC Power

Chapter 7: Sources of Power

Chapter 8: Electrical Safety

Chapter 9: Grounding/Earthing

Chapter 10: Overcurrent Protection

Chapter 11: Dimming Systems

Chapter 12: Temporary and Portable Power Distribution

Appendix 1: A (Very) Short History of Portable Power Distribution

Appendix 2: Color Codes

Appendix 3: IP Ratings and NEMA Ratings

Appendix 4: Useful Formulas

Appendix 5: Conversion Factors

Appendix 6: Energy Conversion Factors

Appendix 7: Scientific, Exponential, and Engineering Notation

Appendix 8: Calculating Root Mean Square

Appendix 9: Answers to Practice Problems

Appendix 10: Worldwide Voltages and Frequencies

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