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Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician 2nd Edition

Norm Chapman

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2000
  • 608 Pages

Overview

Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, 2E thoroughly covers the basics of automotive electricity and electronics to fully prepare beginning technicians for more complex electrical concepts. Written by an ASE Master Technician and teacher, the book draws readers in using a combination of basic theory, case studies, hands-on vehicle tasks and ASE-style review questions. The updated second edition includes expanded coverage of hybrid electrical vehicles and safety procedures, technological advances in electronically controlled vehicle accessories, and new troubleshooting techniques using cutting-edge equipment and procedures. Simple illustrations and wiring diagrams, along with straightforward explanations of how automotive electricity and electronics work, act together to make this an ideal introduction to electrical and electronics diagnostics and service.

Norm Chapman, South Puget Sound Community College

Norm Chapman has a BA in Industrial Technology with a Power & Transportation Emphasis and an MA in Education, both from Humboldt State University. Current Job is that of Dean of Applied Technology, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia Washington. Automotive Technology Professor 1987-2004 Emphasis on Electricity & Electronics, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia WA U.S. Coast Guard 1975-1982, Machinery Technician U.S. Coast Guard Reserves 1982-present - currently a Warrant Officer specilizing in Naval Engineering. Teaching Philosophy - Teaching & Learning should be fun and rewarding. Creating an atmosphere where the student can be excited about learning the new technology, and experimenting with various methods and equipment used for troubleshooting. Automotive background - typical "gearhead" in high school. Norm has been involved with the automotive and mechanical repair field for the past 35 years and enjoy the continued challenges that new technology brings. he has worked in domestic & foreign new car dealerships, independent garages, self employed, and the U.S. military. He is the author of "Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician".
  • repetition of key concepts enhances retention of need-to-know information and prepares readers for more complicated subject matter
  • charts and graphs support and clarify key concepts
  • case studies tie electrical theory to real-life examples, allowing readers to see how the information applies to the real world
  • valuable as a study guide for ASE tests
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS.
BASIC ELECTRICAL THEORY.
MEASUREMENT SYSTEM & CALCULATOR USE.
COMPONENTS OF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT.
METERS & MEASURING DEVICES.
BASIC OF ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS.
SERIES CIRCUITS.
PARALLEL CIRCUITS.
SERIES/PARALLEL CIRCUITS.
BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES & TIPS.
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, LIGHTING, & INSTRUMENTATION.
BATTERIES & TESTING.
STARTING SYSTEM THEORY.
CHARGING SYSTEM THEORY.
IGNITION SYSTEM THEORY.

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ISBN: 9781428361225