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Residential Construction Academy, Electrical Principles

ISBN 13: 9781111306472

ISBN 10: 1111306478

Author: Stephen L. Herman

Pages: 320

Published: 03/04/2011

Price: $129.95 Add to cart

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that readers need to know to become residential electricians. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps users learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.
  • New content covers Arc-fault Interrupters, Structure of the Atom, The American Wire Gauge (AWG), and Determining Conductor Sizes Using the NEC.
  • Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code.
  • More Chapter Review questions added to allow for more practice and greater flexibility in assignments.
  • New examples and applications throughout the book.
  • New and updated art throughout the book.
  • Chapter overviews, practice problems and examples are used extensively throughout the text to help students master the material.
  • Separate chapter on Safety emphasizes the importance of on the job safety.
  • Glossary of Terms opens each chapter to give students easy access to terminology when they need it.
  • End-of-chapter activities and review questions engage students and encourage their application of key principles.
  • Full-color art throughout the book highlights important concepts and brings them to life for students.
  • Visit the Residential Construction Academy website to learn more about the series – www.residentialconstructionacademy.com
Author Bio
Stephen L. Herman
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.
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Table of Contents
SECTION I: Basic Electricity.
1. Safety.
2. Basic Electrical Theory.
3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
4. Resistor.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Combination Circuits.
8. Measuring Instruments.
9. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
10. Magnetic Induction.
SECTION II: Alternating Current.
11. Alternating Current.
12. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
13. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
14. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
15. Capacitors.
16. Single-Phase Transformers.
17. Single-Phase Motors.
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