Residential Construction Academy: Electrical Principles, 2nd Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman Lee College (retired)
  • ISBN-10: 1111306478  |  ISBN-13: 9781111306472
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.00 
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About

Overview

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that students 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 and instructor's resources this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.


Features/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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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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 = $1588.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1177.00


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 = $1588.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1177.00


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 = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25


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

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your students' education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on "Green" advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers' on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers.. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers' understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $105.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.00


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.

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

Proven-effective learning aids like clear, step-by-step task illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style make this a powerful teaching tool for your facilities maintenance courses! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing students to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities workers. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, 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 students are receiving 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 the complete resource for establishing a solid foundation in facilities maintenance.

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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 = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50


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

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" 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.

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 Construction CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2nd Edition.

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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 = $1588.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1177.00


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 = $1588.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1177.00


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 = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25


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

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on "Green" advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers' on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers' understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $105.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.00


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

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY HVAC 2nd is a full color, comprehensive text for aspiring technicians, covering installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. The presentation of the material is detailed with step by step procedures that clearly illustrate key skills needed to properly install a system. Full color illustrations of procedures have side by side descriptions to clarify the instructions. Topics covered include the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $105.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.50


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

Facilities Maintenance has never been easier with this book's clear, step-by-step illustrations and an easy-to read writing style that will start you on a career path in facilities maintenance. RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2e focuses on preparing students 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 students are receiving the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. Building on the concepts behind the previous edition safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job. The text takes a straightforward approach to providing 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 = $134.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00


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 = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50


Meet the Author

About the Author

Stephen L. Herman

Stephen L. Herman--both an electrician and a teacher for more than 30 years--authored numerous popular textbooks on the subjects of electricity and mathematics. Now retired, Mr. Herman spent two decades as 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, North Carolina, for nine years, and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Additional publications include DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, 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, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.