Electricity

Electricity

by Howard H. Gerrish, William Dugger

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Overview

Electricity was written for introductory or short courses. Covers theory followed by circuits, motors, generators, transformers, and more. Electrical projects are included for hands-on application.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566370127
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Series: Build-a-Course Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.07(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Electron9
Electricity--An Introduction
Classification of Elements
Ionization
Conductors and Insulators
Law of Charges
Wire Sizes
Chapter 2Volts, Amperes, Ohms15
The Basics of Any Electrical Circuit
Resistance and Conductor Size
Conductance
Stranded Conductors
Superconductors
Uses for Resistance
Resistor Color Code
Chapter 3Meters, Reading a Meter23
Analog/Digital Meters
d'Arsonval Meter
Iron-Vane Meter
Ammeters and Meter Shunts
Voltmeters and Multipliers
Ohmmeters
Meter Connections
Learning to Read a Meter
Analog/Digital Meters--Which One Is Best?
Meter Precautions
Chapter 4Ohm's Law35
The Simple Circuit
Ohm's Law
Overload Protection of Circuits
Circuits and Switches
Chapter 5Power43
Power
Horsepower
Earth and the Environment: How to Conserve Electrical Power
Electric Motors
Chapter 6Series Circuits49
Voltage Drop
Summary of the Laws of a Series Circuit
Chapter 7Parallel Circuits55
Equal Resistors in Parallel
Unequal Resistors in Parallel
Conductance
Two or More Resistors in Parallel
Equivalent Resistance
Applications
Chapter 8Sources of Electricity--Batteries65
Sources of Electricity
The Voltaic Cell
Cell Connections
Primary Cells
Secondary Cells
Series and Parallel Connections
Battery Capacity
Chapter 9Sources of Electricity--Friction, Heat, Pressure, Light73
Voltage from Friction
Voltage from Heat
Voltage from Pressure
Voltage from Light
Chapter 10Magnetism77
Lodestones
Permanent Magnets
Laws of Magnetism
Magnetic Field Pictures
Electricity and Magnetism
Electromagnets
Relays
Solenoids as Switches
Hall Effect Devices
Magnetism by Induction
Magnetic Shielding
Chapter 11Motors87
How the Motor Works
The Commutator
Motor Circuits
The Complete Motor
Motor Principles
Chapter 12Direct Current Generators95
Direction of Current
The Generator
The Commutator
Generator Output
Generator Losses
Field Excitation
Chapter 13Alternating Current103
Vectors and Sinusoidal Waveforms
Frequency
Period
Average Values
Effective Values
Peak-to-Peak Values
Chapter 14Capacitance111
Capacitors
The Capacitive Circuit
The Farad
Working Voltage
Labeling Capacitors
Factors that Determine Capacitance
Kinds of Capacitors
RC Time Constants
Capacitive Reactance
Impedance
Chapter 15Inductance121
Self Inductance
The Henry
Labeling Inductors
Coil Action in a DC Circuit
Inductive Reactance
Impedance
Combining X[subscript L] and X[subscript C] in a Circuit
Resonance
Chapter 16Transformers129
Lenz's Law
Transformer Losses
Transformer Construction
Turns Ratio
Power Transmission
The Induction Coil
Autotransformer
Chapter 17Semiconductors139
Amplification
Semiconductor Current
Diodes
Light-Emitting Diodes
Rectification
Transistors
Transistor Circuits
Transistor Amplifiers and Alpha
Common Emitter Circuit and Beta
The Transistor Switch
Other Special Semiconductor Devices
Chapter 18Integrated Circuits153
Basing Diagrams for ICs
Digital and Linear Integrated Circuits
Computers
Chapter 19Electrical/Electronic Projects161
Soldering Primer
Desoldering Primer
Project 1Experimenter
Project 2Audio Oscillator
Project 3Transistor Radio Receiver
Project 4Door Chime
Project 5Magnetic Relay
Project 6Induction Coil
Project 7Two-Pole Motor
Project 8Electric Engine
Project 9Continuity Tester
Project 10Automotive Battery Charger
Glossary195
Index203

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