of Electricity, 7E
Stephen L. Herman
comprehensive coverage of basic electrical theory with practical
"how to" information to prepare students for real practice with
DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, 7E by Stephen Herman.
This edition covers all aspects of basic
theory with no assumption of prior electrical knowledge. The author
also limits math to basic algebra and trigonometry with step-by-step
Quality schematics and illustrations guide
students through basic electrical circuits; DC and AC theory; and
equipment such as meters, transformers and motors. Numerous examples
demonstrate how to complete common tasks electricians perform, while
succinct units cover only one or two topics each to ensure clarity.
In addition, new coverage of spike and surge
protection and motor installation complies with the
MindTap online resources are also available with interactive
multimedia and options to customize and track and report progress.
EDITION'S WELL ORGANIZED PRESENTATION IS CURRENT,
COMPREHENSIVE AND EXTREMELY USER-FRIENDLY. Each
chapter covers a different topic, making it easy to
comprehend as well as simple to teach.
COVERAGE INTRODUCES A VAST SPECTRUM OF ELECTRICAL TOPICS.
Students study the wealth of electrical topics that are
important for success today, including three-phase
power, both single-phase and three-phase transformers as
well as single-phase and three-phase motors.
HIGH-QUALITY, FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
BRING ELECTRICAL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS TO LIFE.
This edition's extensive selection of engaging and
helpful illustrations, photographs and supporting
graphics appeals to today's visual learners and help
ensure student understanding.
"GREEN TIPS" DEMONSTRATE HOW TO APPLY GREEN CONCEPTS TO
THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. These helpful tips and
insights, integrated throughout the text, equip students
to offer energy-efficient and "green" options as
EDITION LIMITS MATH CONCEPTS TO BASIC ALGEBRA AND
TRIGONOMETRY TO ENSURE UNDERSTANDING. All math
concepts are logically organized and include
step-by-step examples to ensure your students master the
basics before moving to more advanced topics.
- "WHY YOU
NEED TO KNOW" ARTICLES HIGHLIGHT THE RELEVANCE AND
IMPORTANCE OF THE MATERIAL STUDENTS ARE STUDYING.
These interesting boxed articles at the beginning of
each unit emphasize the importance of the book's
critical topics and demonstrate how these principles are
actually used in today's world.
SAFETY AND CAUTION MATERIAL STRESSES SAFE WORK PRACTICES.
Based on his own extensive professional experience, the
author highlights best practices and focuses special
attention on safety issues and other critical aspects of
working in the field.
NEW to this
- UPDATED GRAPHICS CLARIFY
CONCEPTS AND REFLECT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE
FIELD. High quality schematics and large
illustrations clearly depict basic electrical circuits,
DC and AC theory, as well as electrical equipment at
work in the field today. These timely graphics reinforce
the concepts students are learning.
- EXTENDED COVERAGE OF BATTERIES
NOW DISCUSSES AGM BATTERIES. Students are introduces
to batteries and become familiar with this newer type of
sealed, non-spillable free valve regulated battery that
uses "absorbable glass mats" or AGM separators between
- ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF
THREE-PHASE TRANSFORMERS NOW INCLUDES DISCUSSION OF
SIX-PHASE TRANSFORMER CONNECTIONS. This new coverage
prepares students to work on certain applications when a
six-phase supply is required and conversion is
- REVISED UNIT ON FILTERS NOW
FOCUSES ON MORE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. Students
examine useful insights concerning surge, spike and
lightning protection that will be particularly helpful
on the job.
- NEW UNIT ON MOTOR INSTALLATION
REFLECTS THE LATEST
2017 NEC. This
concise, yet complete, unit on motor installation
reviews conductor selection, fuse or circuit breaker
sizing and overload heater selection.
- EXTENDED COVERAGE ADDRESSES
HOW TO DETERMINE RESISTANCE OF CONDUCTORS AT DIFFERENT
TEMPERATURES. Comprehensive coverage of this and
other critical topics thoroughly prepares students for
success in the field.
Table of Contents:
1. Atomic Structure.
2. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
3. Static Electricity.
6. Series Circuits.
7. Parallel Circuits.
8. Combination Circuits.
9. Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems.
9. Measuring Instruments.
10. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
11. Conduction in Liquids and Gases.
12. Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity.
13. Magnetic Induction.
14. Basic Trigonometry and Vectors.
15. Alternating Current.
16. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
17. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
18. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
20. Capacitance in Alternating Current Circuits.
21. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
22. Resistive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
23. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
24. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
25. Filters. Surge Spike and Lightning Protection
26. Three-Phase Circuits.
27. Single-Phase Transformers.
28. Three-Phase Transformers.
29. Direct Current Generators.
30. Direct Current Motors.
31. Three-Phase Alternators.
32. Three-Phase Motors.
33. Single-Phase Motors.
34. Motor Installation.
About the Author:
Stephen L. Herman is a retired
electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his
credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on
electricity and mathematics are popular with students and
For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor
for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown,
Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the
Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph
Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped
establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community
College in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
1024 Pages - 8 x 9-1/4 in.
2020 NEC & Related Reference & Study