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# Residential Construction Academy: Electrical Principles, 2nd Edition

• Stephen L. Herman Lee College (retired)
• ISBN-10: 1111306478  |  ISBN-13: 9781111306472
• 320 Pages
• Previous Editions: 2003
• List Price = \$ 118.95
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### Overview

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that readers need to know to become residential electricians. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps users learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.

### Features and Benefits

• Chapter overviews, practice problems and examples are used extensively throughout the text to help students master the material.
• Separate chapter on Safety emphasizes the importance of on the job safety.
• Glossary of Terms opens each chapter to give students easy access to terminology when they need it.
• End-of-chapter activities and review questions engage students and encourage their application of key principles.
• Full-color art throughout the book highlights important concepts and brings them to life for students.

SECTION I: Basic Electricity.
1. Safety.
2. Basic Electrical Theory.
3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
4. Resistor.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Combination Circuits.
8. Measuring Instruments.
9. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
10. Magnetic Induction.
SECTION II: Alternating Current.
11. Alternating Current.
12. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
13. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
14. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
15. Capacitors.
16. Single-Phase Transformers.
17. Single-Phase Motors.

### What's New

• New content covers Arc-fault Interrupters, Structure of the Atom, The American Wire Gauge (AWG), and Determining Conductor Sizes Using the NEC.
• Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code.
• More Chapter Review questions added to allow for more practice and greater flexibility in assignments.
• New examples and applications throughout the book.
• New and updated art throughout the book.

### Bundle: Construction CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card (6)

ISBN-10: 1285259246 | ISBN-13: 9781285259246

List Price = \$205.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$205.95

## Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

### Instructor Supplements

#### Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 1111306559 | ISBN-13: 9781111306557)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

List Price = \$94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$70.25

#### Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111306575 | ISBN-13: 9781111306571)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

List Price = \$73.75  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$73.75

#### Online Adobe PDF eBook Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111306591 | ISBN-13: 9781111306595)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

List Price = \$73.75  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$73.75

#### Instructor's Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111306486 | ISBN-13: 9781111306489)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

#### Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111306494 | ISBN-13: 9781111306496)

The Instructor's Resource Guide CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

#### DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111306516 | ISBN-13: 9781111306519)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

List Price = \$1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$1284.00

#### DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111306524 | ISBN-13: 9781111306526)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

List Price = \$1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$1284.00

#### Workbook with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111306508 | ISBN-13: 9781111306502)

The student workbook/lab manual is designed to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The student workbook/laboratory manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your students' lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found.

List Price = \$65.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$49.50

#### Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing  (ISBN-10: 1111307776 | ISBN-13: 9781111307776)

List Price = \$148.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$111.75

#### Residential Construction Academy HVAC  (ISBN-10: 143905634X | ISBN-13: 9781439056349)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = \$147.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$111.00

#### RCA: Facilities Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1111311129 | ISBN-13: 9781111311124)

Developing an understanding of the facilities maintenance industry has been made easier than ever with this unique book's clear, step-by-step illustrations and easy-to read writing style that will start you on the path toward a successful career in the field in no time! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing you to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that you receive the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.

List Price = \$122.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$92.50

#### Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.

List Price = \$122.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$92.50

#### DVD 1 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111306532 | ISBN-13: 9781111306533)

The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

#### DVD 2 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111306540 | ISBN-13: 9781111306540)

The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

### Student Supplements

#### Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 1111306559 | ISBN-13: 9781111306557)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

List Price = \$94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$70.25

#### Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609546 | ISBN-13: 9781133609544)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = \$118.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$118.95

#### DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111306516 | ISBN-13: 9781111306519)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations.

List Price = \$1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$1284.00

#### DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111306524 | ISBN-13: 9781111306526)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations.

List Price = \$1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$1284.00

#### Workbook with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111306508 | ISBN-13: 9781111306502)

The student workbook is design to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

List Price = \$65.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$49.50

#### Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing  (ISBN-10: 1111307776 | ISBN-13: 9781111307776)

List Price = \$148.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$111.75

#### Residential Construction Academy HVAC  (ISBN-10: 143905634X | ISBN-13: 9781439056349)

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = \$147.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$111.00

#### RCA: Facilities Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1111311129 | ISBN-13: 9781111311124)

Developing an understanding of the facilities maintenance industry has been made easier than ever with this unique book's clear, step-by-step illustrations and easy-to read writing style that will start you on the path toward a successful career in the field in no time! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing you to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that you receive the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.

List Price = \$122.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$92.50

#### Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction  (ISBN-10: 1418052841 | ISBN-13: 9781418052843)

A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.

List Price = \$122.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$92.50

## Meet the Author

### Stephen L. 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, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.