Higher Education

AC Theory, 3rd Edition

  • National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
  • Jeff Keljik Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1435489020  |  ISBN-13: 9781435489028
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25



Designed to provide your students with a thorough introduction to Alternating Current electrical characteristics and circuit construction, AC THEORY, 3rd edition explores the complexities of this more advanced circuit theory by building on the basics established in direct current theory. The book begins with an overview of the primary components of AC circuits, such as resistors, inductors, and capacitors, and then gradually introduces new, more complicated topics like applying AC principles in power generation and generators, parallel and combination circuits, troubleshooting and evaluation of circuit conditions, and more. With the same reader-friendly approach and practical examples that made previous editions so successful, this updated 3rd edition uses the most current technologies and trends to provide the ideal resource for anyone seeking a fundamental knowledge of AC theory. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Features and Benefits

  • Builds on students' knowledge by following a clear, logical progression from simplest concepts to more advanced principles.
  • "Technical Tips" explain industry practices and trade jargon to develop practical understanding.
  • Sidebars offer a true-to-life context for the topics covered through additional references, applications, and highlights of general interest to keep the theory more interesting and applicable.

What's New

  • Illustrates key concepts with enhanced 3-dimensional images.
  • Makes powerful connections between theory and practice with the addition of new real-world examples.
  • Updated, dynamic art to further clarify written examples.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

NJATC develops and standardizes training for National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents more than 780,000 members working in a wide variety of fields around North America.

Jeff Keljik

Jeff Keljik is a graduate of Dunwoody College of Technology and holds a Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University. He previously served as head of the electrical department at Dunwoody College of Technology and played an integral part in developing their Electrical Design and Management program. The recipient of both the 1993 Kraemer Fellowship Award for new technology education and an award for International Technical Teacher Education, Mr. Keljik also holds a Master Class A license and a Journeyman’s Class A license, both from the State of Minnesota. He is an Executive Board Member for the North Central Electrical League and serves on the Education Committee for the Minnesota Electrical Association.