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Electricity 2, Devices, Circuits and Materials

ISBN 13: 9781111646714

ISBN 10: 1111646716

Author: Thomas Kubala

Pages: 168

Published: 01/01/2012

Price: $99.95 Add to cart

Designed to help you learn fundamental electrical concepts and explore their practical applications, this trusted book provides a thorough introduction to various types of alternating current (AC) circuits, as well as key principles such as power, power factor, power factor correction, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. ELECTRICITY 2: DEVICES, CIRCUITS AND MATERIALS, Tenth Edition, maintains the user-friendly style and proven approach while incorporating new material and updates based on the 2011 National Electrical CodeĀ®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this convenient, affordable book is an ideal choice for anyone interested in mastering basic electricity, including AC power, wiring installation, lighting, and effective troubleshooting.
  • The new, Tenth Edition of this proven text features updated content and references based on the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code®, allowing students to gain familiarity with current professional standards.
  • New and revised practice problems help students apply key concepts and techniques covered in each chapter to assess their learning and identify areas that may need further reinforcement.
  • New and updated content incorporated throughout the book reflects current methods and materials used by professional electricians and skilled amateurs alike, based on relevant government and industry standards.
  • The new edition includes scientific notation to help students learn and recognize this essential aspect of modern electrical work.
  • This compact, affordable text provides a solid foundation in basic electrical principles and practices, offering a reader-friendly introduction suitable for students of all backgrounds.
  • Detailed diagrams complement the author's vivid writing style to make even complex content easier to grasp and provide support for visual learners.
  • Extensive coverage of real-world scenarios includes modern applications of power installations, relevant industry-standard practices, and current electrical devices and materials.
  • The text includes wide-ranging exploration of useful troubleshooting methods to help students develop essential critical-thinking skills.
  • Practice problems and sample solutions at the end of each unit help students assess their understanding of essential concepts and identify topics requiring further review.
Author Bio
Thomas Kubala
Thomas Kubala, Ed.D, received his A.A.S. in electrical technology from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his M.S. in vocational technical education from the State University of New York at Oswego. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Kubala was a full-time faculty member at two community colleges and a department head supervising a vocational-technical program. In addition to his extensive background in technology education, Dr. Kubala's career includes industrial experience with responsibilities in the fields of aerodynamics and electrical drafting, design, testing, and evaluation.
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Table of Contents
1. Alternating-Current Principles.
2. Inductance and Inductive Reactance.
3. Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance.
4. Series Circuit: Resistance and Inductance.
5. Series Circuit: Resistance and Capacitance.
6. Series Circuit: Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance.
7. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance.
8. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance and Capacitance.
9. AC Power, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correction.
10. Summary Review of Units 1-9.
11. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for a Single-Family Residence.
12. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for an Apartment Building.
13. Installation of a Three-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance.
14. Introduction to Fluorescent Lighting.
15. Installation of Fluorescent Lighting.
16. Summary Review of Units 11-15.