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Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits & Materials, 9th Edition

  • Thomas Kubala
  • ISBN-10: 1435400720  |  ISBN-13: 9781435400726
  • 192 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2001, 1996
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.75
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Designed to give readers the “building blocks” of electricity concepts, the sequence of topics and practical applications in this book will provide a solid foundation in electron theory and movement, direct-current series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, voltage line drops, rotating machinery fundamentals, and more! Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 9th Edition follows the same user-friendly approach that made previous editions so effective, while incorporating updates based on the 2008 National Electrical Code®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this is an ideal choice for a first course in basic electricity, house wiring, or commercial installations.

Features and Benefits

  • a reader-friendly orientation to electrical principles is supplemented with detailed diagrams for visually-enhanced learning
  • real-world coverage includes modern applications of power installations, various types of electrical conductors and wire sizes, and present-day electrical devices and materials
  • current troubleshooting methods are explored to help develop critical-thinking skills
  • problems and solutions at the end of each unit help readers assess their understanding of essential concepts while helping to identify topics requiring further review

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Electron Theory and Ohm’s law
3 Series Circuits
4 Parallel Circuits
5 Series-Parallel Circuits
6 Electrical Energy and Power
7 Batteries
8 Electrical Conductors and Wire Sizes
9 Voltage Drop Across Conductors
10 Summary Review of Units 1-9
11 Magnets and Magnetic Fields
12 Electromagnetism
13 Generation of Electromotive Force
14 Direct-Current Motor Principles
15 Summary Review of Units 11-14
16 Typical Bell Circuits
17 Switch Control of Lighting Circuits
18 Wiring Materials
19 Remote Control Systems for Lighting Circuits
20 Summary Review of Units 16-19


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.