Higher Education

Electrical Studies for Trades, 5th Edition

  • Stephen Herman Retired, Lee College, Baytown, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 113327823X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133278238
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.75
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About

Overview

Packed with real-world examples, vivid illustrations, and the latest developments from the field, ELECTRICAL STUDIES 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. 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 coverage.

Features and Benefits

  • 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 system.
  • 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 companion website.
  • 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 fundamentals.
  • Measurement instruments commonly used in the field are identified and explained to help readers effectively use them and interpret results.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Preface.
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 Connections.
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.

What's New

  • An all-new unit on three-phase transformers offers the most current and comprehensive coverage available.
  • The Fifth Edition includes additional information on phase rotation.
  • Providing more visual appeal than ever, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 5e features updated graphics throughout.
  • Chapters covering the installation of switches are completely up to date to the 2011 NEC.

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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

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 NECĀ®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.

List Price = $171.95  | CengageBrain Price = $171.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.00

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

Student Supplements

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 NECĀ®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text.

List Price = $171.95  | CengageBrain Price = $171.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.00

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your understanding of electrical safety ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY utilizes photographs, line art, and easy to follow language to stress the importance of safety when working around electricity. The text is written through the eyes of an electrical worker to give accurate scenarios of potential hazards such as electric shock and arcing incidents. Details on personal safety, hazardous working conditions and safety organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E make this book the perfect choice for beginner electricians.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.