Electrical Studies for
Stephen L. Herman
FOR TRADES, 5th EDITION is ideal for current and future service
technicians in air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and
facilities management--and anyone else who needs a practical
knowledge of electricity
Packed with real-world examples, vivid
illustrations, and the latest developments from the field.
This reader-friendly book begins with an
overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing
complex mathematical calculations.
From this starting point, readers proceed
directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire
sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different
types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail.
Discussion of general wiring practices and
circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and
three-phase and single-phase motors, round out the comprehensive
- Providing the latest
information on both motion and process control, the
text offers thorough coverage of industrial control.
- A wealth of examples
mirroring the types of situations technicians face
in the field are included throughout to reinforce
the practical, applied approach to electricity
- Measurement instruments
commonly used in the field are identified and
explained to help readers effectively use them and
- Unique stand-alone units
allow readers to gain an overall understanding of
electricity basics, while focusing their attention
on topics that relate to particular trades.
- Up-to-date photographs and
illustrations throughout the text give students
valuable insight into chapter concepts.
- The Fifth Edition includes
the latest information available on grounding and
procedures for testing the quality of the grounding
- The text explains in detail
the procedure for determining conductor size, fuse
or circuit breaker size, overload size, and starter
size for electric motors.
- The thorough section on
General Wiring Practices includes information on low
voltage chime circuits.
- Helping instructors maximize
their teaching time, engaging PowerPoint
presentations of the units as well as comprehensive
test banks are now available on an instructor
Unit 1. Atomic Structure.
Unit 2. Electrical Quantities, Ohm's Law, and Resistors.
Unit 3. Electrical Sources and Static Charges.
Unit 4. Magnetism.
Unit 5. Series Circuits.
Unit 6. Parallel Circuits.
Unit 7. Combination Circuits.
Unit 8. Measuring Instruments.
Unit 9. Alternating Current.
Unit 10. Alternating Current Loads.
Unit 11. Capacitive Loads.
Unit 12. Three-Phase Circuits.
Unit 13. Transformers.
Unit 14. Three-Phase Transformers.
Unit 15. Electrical Services.
Unit 16. General Wiring Practices Part 1: Receptacle and Switch
Unit 17. General Wiring Practices Part 2: Protection Circuits,
Dimmers, and Chimes.
Unit 18. Three-Phase Motors.
Unit 19. Single-Phase Motors.
Unit 20. Schematics and Wiring Diagrams.
Unit 21. Motor Installation.
About the Author:
As a retired electrician and proficient
instructor with more than 30 years of practical experience,
Stephen L. Herman is known for his reader-friendly approach. A
seasoned author, Mr. Herman has written leading books on electricity
and mathematics that are popular with students and instructors
For two decades Mr. Herman served as 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, North Carolina, for nine years and helped pioneer an
electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount
His additional publications include
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL,
ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R,
INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS,
UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS,
ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS,
ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,
ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS,
DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS,
ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR
TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES,
ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN
ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT,
THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL
FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL
PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.