Add some SPARK to your study of ELECTRICITY
Having trouble understanding
the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity
Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to
learn the basic concepts.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins
by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits,
cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating
current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and
electromagnetic effects are also addressed.
Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to
understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam
help reinforce key concepts.
Simple enough for a
beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student,
Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your
understanding of this essential subject.
You'll learn about:
- Ohm's Law, power, and energy
- Kirchhoff's Laws
- Electrochemical energy
- Electricity in the home
- Protecting electronic equipment
- Electromagnetic interference
- Practical magnetism
PART I: DIRECT CURRENT
1. A Circuit Sampler
2. Charge, Current, Voltage, and Resistance
3. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy
4. Simple DC Circuits
5. Cells and Batteries
Test: Part I
PART II: ALTERNATING CURRENT
6. What is Alternating Current
7. Electricity in the Home
8. Electrical Power Supplies
9. Wire and Cable
Test: Part II
PART III: MAGNETISM
10. What is Magnetism
11. Electromagnetic Effects
12. Practical Magnetism
Test: Part III
Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Appendix: Schematic Symbols
Suggested Additional Reading
Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than
50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general
science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a
technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast
station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as
a magazine editor.
One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics
(TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association
(ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s."
Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of
Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best
Reference of 1996" by the ALA.
Stan is considered the “father” of the DeMYSTiFieD series.
384 Pages - 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in.