Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials

  • AUTHOR: Thomas Kubala
  • ISBN-13: 9781111646714 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 168 Pages  Paperback 
  • 10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2001
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Designed to help students learn fundamental electrical concepts and explore their practical applications, this trusted text provides a thorough introduction to various types of alternating current (AC) circuits, as well as key principles such as power, power factor, power factor correction, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. ELECTRICITY 2: DEVICES, CIRCUITS AND MATERIALS, Tenth Edition, maintains the user-friendly style and proven instructional approach while incorporating new material and updates based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this convenient, affordable text is an ideal choice for anyone interested in mastering basic electricity, including AC power, wiring installation, lighting, and effective troubleshooting.

Features

  • This compact, affordable text provides a solid foundation in basic electrical principles and practices, offering a reader-friendly introduction suitable for students of all backgrounds.
  • Detailed diagrams complement the author's vivid writing style to make even complex content easier to grasp and provide support for visual learners.
  • Extensive coverage of real-world scenarios includes modern applications of power installations, relevant industry-standard practices, and current electrical devices and materials.
  • The text includes wide-ranging exploration of useful troubleshooting methods to help students develop essential critical-thinking skills.
  • Practice problems and sample solutions at the end of each unit help students assess their understanding of essential concepts and identify topics requiring further review.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Thomas Kubala

    Thomas Kubala, Ed.D, received his A.A.S. in electrical technology from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his M.S. in vocational technical education from the State University of New York at Oswego. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Kubala was a full-time faculty member at two community colleges and a department head supervising a vocational-technical program. In addition to his extensive background in technology education, Dr. Kubala's career includes industrial experience with responsibilities in the fields of aerodynamics and electrical drafting, design, testing, and evaluation.

Table of Contents

1. Alternating-Current Principles.
2. Inductance and Inductive Reactance.
3. Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance.
4. Series Circuit: Resistance and Inductance.
5. Series Circuit: Resistance and Capacitance.
6. Series Circuit: Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance.
7. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance.
8. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance and Capacitance.
9. AC Power, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correction.
10. Summary Review of Units 1-9.
11. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for a Single-Family Residence.
12. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance for an Apartment Building.
13. Installation of a Three-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance.
14. Introduction to Fluorescent Lighting.
15. Installation of Fluorescent Lighting.
16. Summary Review of Units 11-15.

New to this Edition

  • The new, Tenth Edition of this proven text features updated content and references based on the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code®, allowing students to gain familiarity with current professional standards.
  • New and revised practice problems help students apply key concepts and techniques covered in each chapter to assess their learning and identify areas that may need further reinforcement.
  • New and updated content incorporated throughout the book reflects current methods and materials used by professional electricians and skilled amateurs alike, based on relevant government and industry standards.
  • The new edition includes scientific notation to help students learn and recognize this essential aspect of modern electrical work.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Lab Manual Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab-Volt  (ISBN-10: 1111539170 | ISBN-13: 9781111539177)
    Designed to be used with Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5E, this lab manual with experiments provides the opportunity for students to apply what they learned. The manual contains hands-on experiments for each unit of the textbook and been field tested to ensure that all experiments work as planned.
    Price = 74.25
  • Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)
    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 train aspiring electricians, this text blends concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares students 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 updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.
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Student Supplements

  • Lab Manual Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab-Volt  (ISBN-10: 1111539170 | ISBN-13: 9781111539177)
    Designed to be used with Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5E, this lab manual with experiments provides the opportunity for students to apply what they learned. The manual contains hands-on experiments for each unit of the textbook and been field tested to ensure that all experiments work as planned.
    Price = 74.25
  • Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)
    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 that 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 updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text.
    Price = 129.00