Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity

  • AUTHOR: Stephen Herman
  • ISBN-13: 9781285852706 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1152 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

Packed with high-quality photos and illustrations, DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, 6e combines comprehensive coverage of basic electrical theory with practical "how to" information that prepares readers for real-world practice. Known for its broad range of coverage, the text covers all aspects of basic theory principles new learners need to know-making it an excellent resource well beyond any introductory course. Its clear presentation uses schematics and large illustrations to bring concepts to life, while examples throughout demonstrate how to do common tasks electricians perform. Succinct units covering one or two topics make the book easy for students to understand-and easy for instructors to teach. The Sixth Edition is updated to the 2014 NEC; it is offered in an interactive online course mode called Mindtap that includes multi media assets, allows for customization and has a progress/reporting tool. The Sixth Edition also has new coverage of AC servo motors, AC torque motors, motor nameplate data, RL time constants, AC waveforms, and more.


  • Current, comprehensive and extremely user friendly, DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, 6E is organized so that each chapter covers a different topic, making it easy to comprehend as well as teach.
  • The text covers a vast spectrum of electrical topics, including three-phase power, both single-phase and three-phase transformers, and single-phase and three-phase motors.
  • Bringing electrical theory and applications to life, the text's extensive collection of high-quality color illustrations and photographs appeals to visual learners and helps ensure student understanding.
  • Integrated throughout the text, practical "Green Tips" demonstrate how to apply green concepts to the electrical field.
  • Math concepts are limited to basic algebra and trigonometry and are logically organized so that students can master the basics before moving on to more advanced topics.
  • The text includes extended coverage of how to determine resistance of conductors at different temperatures.
  • "Why You Need to Know" boxed articles at the beginning of each unit highlight the real-world importance of critical topics presented in the text.
  • Highlighted safety/caution material stresses safe work practices and draws attention to critical points deserving emphasis.
  • An interactive online course mode called Mindtap that includes the entire text, multi-media assets, quizzes, flashcards, customization, social media options and progress reporting will be available to help you maximize your students success.

About the Contributor

  • Stephen Herman

    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 instructors alike. 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Electrical Occupations.
1. Atomic Structure.
2. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
3. Static Electricity.
4. Magnetism.
5. Resistors.
6. Series Circuits.
7. Parallel Circuits.
8. Combination Circuits.
9. Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems.
10. Measuring Instruments.
11. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
12. Conduction in Liquids and Gases.
13. Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity.
14. Magnetic Induction.
15. Basic Trigonometry and Vectors.
16. Alternating Current.
17. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
18. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
19. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
20. Capacitors.
21. Capacitance in Alternating Current Circuits.
22. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
23. Resistive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
24. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
25. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
26. Filters.
27. Three-Phase Circuits.
28. Single-Phase Transformers.
29. Three-Phase Transformers.
30. Direct Current Generators.
31. Direct Current Motors.
32. Three-Phase Alternators.
33. Three-Phase Motors.
34. Single-Phase Motors.

New to this Edition

  • Completely current, the Sixth Edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY is packed with new examples, illustrations, photographs and coverage reflecting the latest practices from the field.
  • All code references are updated to the 2014 NEC.
  • The text includes new coverage of AC servo motors and AC torque motors.
  • The Sixth Edition adds extended coverage of motor nameplate data, RL time constants and AC waveforms.
  • Now for you and your students, the new . Sixth Edition comes in an online Mindtap course mode which brings basic electrical theory concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that also incorporates all the content in the printed textbook via an eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and progress reporting for each student.

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