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Alternating Current Fundamentals 8th Edition

Stephen L. Herman

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 2000, 1995
  • 768 Pages

Overview

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide your students with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your student's knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist your students in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

Stephen L. Herman, Lee College (retired)

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.
  • Features improved graphics that help your students better understand concepts presented in the book.
  • Contains new information on diodes and rectifiers.
  • Written to the latest codes from NFPA 70™, National Electrical Code®, Copyright© 2007
  • Accompanied by a new instructor supplement CD containing an Instructor Guide, unit presentations done in PowerPoint, and a computerized test bank.
  • Information on capacitors, single-phase and three-phase transformers, and single-phase and three-phase motors makes this book one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective on the market.
  • Contains examples of basic alternating current circuits that give theoretical concepts a basis in real-world applications.
  • Practice problems in applicable chapters, as well as answers, so that your students can monitor their progress as they move through the book.
1. An Introduction to Alternating Current.
2. Alternating Current Circuits Containing Resistance.
3. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
4. Series Circuits - Resistance and Impedance.
5. Capacitors and RC Time Constants.
6. Capacitors in Alternating Current Circuits.
7. Series Circuits: Resistance, Inductive Reactance and Capacitive Reactance.
8. AC Parallel Circuits.
9. Series-Parallel Circuits.
10. Three-Phase Systems.
11. AC Instruments and Meters.
12. Alternating Current Generators.
13. Transformers.
14. Transformer Connections for Three-Phase Circuits.
15. Special Transformer Applications.
16. Three-Phase Induction Motors.
17. Three-Phase Synchronous Motors.
18. Single-Phase Motors.
19. Control Circuits.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133477992
  • ISBN-13: 9781133477990
  • STARTING AT $20.99

  • ISBN-10: 1111125279
  • ISBN-13: 9781111125271
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $188.25
  • RETAIL $250.95

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Direct Current Fundamentals

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For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed text has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted text, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help readers grasp essential concepts quickly and apply their knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.

FOR STUDENTS

Direct Current Fundamentals

ISBN: 9781111127466
For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed book has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted book, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help you grasp essential concepts quickly and apply your knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.