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.
From the Introduction
- Illustrates key concepts with enhanced three-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.
- Well-defined learning objectives for each chapter.
- Review questions and practice problems to reinforce and test the learning objectives for each chapter.
Welcome to the third edition of AC Theory, which has been redesigned and updated to provide knowledge of the fundamentals to electrical technologists in apprenticeship programs, vocational-technical schools and colleges, and community colleges. The text emphasizes a solid foundation of classroom theory supported by the on-the-job hands-on practice. Every project, every piece of knowledge, and every new task will be based on the experience and information acquired as each technician progresses through his or her career. This book, along with the others in this series, contains a significant portion of the material that will form the basis for success in an electrical career.
This text was developed by blending up-to-date practice with long-lived theories in an effort to help technicians learn how to better perform on the job. It is written at a level that invites further discussion beyond it's pages while clearly and succinctly answering the questions of why and how. Improvements to this edition were made possible by the continued commitment by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) in partnership with Delmar Cengage Learning to deliver the very finest in training materials for the electrical profession.
For excellence in your electrical and telecommunications curriculum, look no further. The NJATC has been the source for superior electrical training for thousands of qualified men and women for over 65 years. Curriculum improvements are constant as the NJATC strives to continuously enhance the support it provides to its apprentices, journeymen, and instructors in over 285 training programs nationwide.
This text has been strengthened from top to bottom with many new features and enhancements to existing content. All-new chapter features provide structure and guidance for learners. Enhanced and concrete Chapter Objectives are complemented by solid reinforcing Chapter Summaries, Review Questions, and Practice Problems. Chapter contents are introduced at the beginning of each chapter, and then bolstered before moving on to the next chapter. Throughout each chapter, concepts are explained from their theoretical roots to their application principles, with reminders about safety, technology, professionalism, and more.
AC Theory 3rd Edition has been expanded to more fully explore a number of concepts through a major reorganization of the chapters. Combining related topics and bolstering them with additional content makes the book even more reader-friendly. As the student progresses from basic electrical fundaments learned in DC, the increasing complexity of AC is added gradually to lead the student in a sequential process of adding components to create more complex circuits.
The fundamental theory of production of AC and identification of circuit parameters is used to build each additional chapter. The basic components of AC circuits are thoroughly explained; then each component is placed in a circuit to study the effects on the AC circuit. Calculations to verify circuit conditions are shown step-by-step to familiarize the students with the process and check results.
Table of Contents
Key Features. Features. Preface. Supplemental Package. About the NJATC. About this Book. 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. Glossary. Index.