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AC Theory

ISBN 13: 9781435489028

ISBN 10: 1435489020

Author: National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee; Jeff Keljik

Pages: 384

Published: 04/14/2010

Price: $99.95 Add to cart

Designed to provide readers with a thorough introduction to Alternating Current electrical characteristics and circuit construction, AC THEORY, 3rd edition explores the complexities of this more advanced circuit theory by building on the basics established in direct current theory. The book begins with an overview of the primary components of AC circuits, such as resistors, inductors, and capacitors, and then gradually introduces new, more complicated topics like applying AC principles in power generation and generators, parallel and combination circuits, troubleshooting and evaluation of circuit conditions, and more. With the same reader-friendly approach and practical examples that made previous editions so successful, this updated 3rd edition uses the most current technologies and trends to provide an ideal resource for anyone seeking a fundamental knowledge of AC theory.

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  • Illustrates key concepts with enhanced 3-dimensional images.
  • Makes powerful connections between theory and practice with the addition of new real-world examples.
  • Updated, dynamic art to further clarify written examples.
  • Builds on students' knowledge by following a clear, logical progression from simplest concepts to more advanced principles.
  • "Technical Tips" explain industry practices and trade jargon to develop practical understanding.
  • Sidebars offer a true-to-life context for the topics covered through additional references, applications, and highlights of general interest to keep the theory more interesting and applicable.
Author Bio
National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
NJATC develops and standardizes training for National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents more than 780,000 members working in a wide variety of fields around North America.
Jeff Keljik
Jeff Keljik is a graduate of Dunwoody College of Technology and holds a Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University. He previously served as head of the electrical department at Dunwoody College of Technology and played an integral part in developing their Electrical Design and Management program. The recipient of both the 1993 Kraemer Fellowship Award for new technology education and an award for International Technical Teacher Education, Mr. Keljik also holds a Master Class A license and a Journeyman's Class A license, both from the State of Minnesota. He is an Executive Board Member for the North Central Electrical League and serves on the Education Committee for the Minnesota Electrical Association.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Alternating
Chapter 2 Production of the AC Sine Wave
Chapter 3 Inductors, Self-Induction, Inductive Reactance, and Impedance
Chapter 4 Resistors and Inductors in Series
Chapter 5 Capacitors, Capacitance, and Capacitive Reactance
Chapter 6 Capacitors and Resistors in Series
Chapter 7 Series RLC Circuits
Chapter 8 Parallel RL Circuits
Chapter 9 Parallel RC Circuits
Chapter 10 Parallel RLC Circuits
Chapter 11 Combination RLC Circuits
Chapter 12 AC Filter Circuits
Chapter 13 Generators
Chapter 14 AC Motors
Chapter 15 Transformers
Appendix A Mathematics: Using Vectors Effectively