Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity delivers!
Designed to teach by blending concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information, this text prepares you for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors.
This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as a new introduction on electrical occupations and new coverage of constant-current transformers and fuel cells, as well as reference tips on going green throughout the text.
From the Preface
- Green Tips appear throughout text to demonstrate how to apply green concepts to the electrical field.
- Comprehensive book is organized so that each unit covers a different topic, making it easy to learn.
- Math concepts are limited to basic algebra and trigonometry and are logically organized so that students can master the basics before moving on to more advanced topics.
- New information concerning the American Wire Gauge measurement.
- New coverage of constant-current transformers and fuel cells.
- Extensive use of color illustrations and photographs appeals to visual learners and brings electrical theory and applications to life.
Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity 5th Edition is intended for students in electrical trade programs at high schools and community colleges, as well as those in industry training. It assumes that the reader has had no prior knowledge of electricity but also provides enough comprehensive coverage to be used as a reference tool for experienced electricians.
The content itself is presented as a blend of the practical and theoretical. It not only explains the different concepts relating to electrical theory but also provides many practical examples of how to do many of the common tasks the industrial electrician must perform. An extensive art program containing full color photographs and line drawings, as well as the inclusion of practical exercises for the student, also serve to further clarify theoretical concepts.
The subject matter has been divided into 34 separate units – each designed to stand alone. The stand alone concept permits the information to be presented in almost any sequence the instructor desires, as teaching techniques vary from one instructor to another. The information is also presented in this manner to allow students and instructors quick reference on a particular subject.
The math level has been kept to basic algebra and trigonometry, and Appendix B contains a section of electrical formulas – all divided into groups that are related to a particular application. Unit 15 of the text provides an introduction to basic trigonometry and vectors for those students weak in the subject.
Table of Contents
Dedications. Preface. Introduction: Electrical Occupations. Section 1: Safety, Basic Electricity, and Ohm’s Law.
Safety Overview. Unit 1: Atomic Structure. Unit 2: Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law. Unit 3: Static Electricity. Unit 4: Magnetism. Unit 5: Resistors. Section 2: Basic Electric Circuits.
Unit 6: Series Circuits. Unit 7: Parallel Circuits. Unit 8: Combination Circuits. Unit 9: Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's, Norton's and Superposition Theorems. Section 3: Meters and Wire Sizes.
Unit 10: Measuring Instruments. Unit 11: Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes. Section 4: Small Sources of Electricity.
Unit 12: Conduction in Liquids and Gases. Unit 13: Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity. Unit 14: Magnetic Induction. Section 5: Basics of Alternating Current.
Unit 15: Basic Trigonometry and Vectors. Unit 16: Alternating Current. Section 6: Alternating Current (AC) Circuits Containing Inductance.
Unit 17: Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits. Unit 18: Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits. Unit 19: Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits. Section 7: AC Circuits Containing Capacitors.
Unit 20: Capacitors. Unit 21: Capacitance in Alternating Current Circuits. Unit 22: Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits. Unit 23: Resistive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits. Section 8: AC Circuits Containing Resistance-Inductive-Capacitance.
Unit 24: Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits. Unit 25: Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits. Unit 26: Filters. Section 9: Three-Phase Power.
Unit 27: Three-Phase Circuits. Section 10: Transformers.
Unit 28: Single-Phase Transformers. Unit 29: Three-Phase Transformers. Section 11: DC Machines.
Unit 30: Direct Current Generators. Unit 31: Direct Current Motors. Section 12: AC Machines.
Unit 32: Three-Phase Alternators. Unit 33: Three-Phase Motors. Unit 34: Single-Phase Motors. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D. Appendix E. Appendix F. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Stephen L Herman
has been both a teacher of industrial electricity and an industrial electrician for many years. His formal training was obtained at Catawba Valley Technical College in Hickory, North Carolina. Mr. Herman has worked as a maintenance electrician for Superior Cable Corp. and as a class A electrician for National Liberty Pipe and Tube Co.