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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5th Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman
  • ISBN-10: 1111539154
  • ISBN-13: 9781111539153
  • 1120 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 1999
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to train aspiring electricians, this text blends concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares students for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.

Features

  • Comprehensive text organized so that each chapter covers a different topic, making it easy to comprehend as well as teach.

  • Extensive use of color illustrations and photographs appeals to visual learners and brings electrical theory and applications to life.

  • Covers a vast spectrum of electrical topics including three-phase power, both single-phase and three-phase transformers, and single-phase and three-phase motors.

  • Math concepts are limited to basic algebra and trigonometry and are logically organized so that students can master the basics before moving on to more advanced topics.

  • "Why You Need to Know" boxed articles appear at the beginning of each unit and highlight the importance of critical topics presented in the main text

  • Highlighted safety/caution material stresses safe work practices and draws attention to critical points deserving emphasis.

About the Author

Stephen L. Herman

As a retired electrician and proficient instructor with more than 30 years of practical experience, Stephen L. Herman is known for his reader-friendly approach. A seasoned author, Mr. Herman has written leading books on electricity and mathematics that are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman served 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 pioneer 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Electrical Occupations
1. Atomic Structure.
2. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
3. Static Electricity.
4. Magnetism.
5. Resistors.
6. Series Circuits.
7. Parallel Circuits.
8. Combination Circuits.
9. Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems.
10. Measuring Instruments.
11. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
12. Conduction in Liquids and Gases.
13. Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity.
14. Magnetic Induction.
15. Basic Trigonometry and Vectors.
16. Alternating Current.
17. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
18. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
19. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
20. Capacitors.
21. Capacitance in Alternating Current Circuits.
22. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
23. Resistive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
24. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
25. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
26. Filters.
27. Three-Phase Circuits.
28. Single-Phase Transformers.
29. Three-Phase Transformers.
30. Direct Current Generators.
31. Direct Current Motors.
32. Three-Phase Alternators.
33. Three-Phase Motors.
34. Single-Phase Motors.

New to this edition

  • Green Tips appear throughout text to demonstrate how to apply green concepts to the electrical field.
  • New chapter on "industry orientation."
  • New information concerning the American Wire Gauge measurement.
  • Extended coverage of how to determine resistance of conductors at different temperatures.
  • New coverage of constant-current transformers and fuel cells.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Electrical CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111539200 | ISBN-13: 9781111539207)

Interactive and assignable web based solutions that include a CLeBook, PowerPoint slides, quizzes, animations, glossary, and engagement tracker.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111539162 | ISBN-13: 9781111539160)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, an Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

WebTutor™ Basic for Blackboard® 2-Year Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111539189 | ISBN-13: 9781111539184)

Improve your students' grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools. Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Toolbox is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Common features of included on the WebTUTOR™ Toolbox are: flashcards, quizzes, web links, classroom notes, PowerPoints, objectives, chapter outlines, and reflection exercises.

WebTutor™ Basic for Angel Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111539243 | ISBN-13: 9781111539245)

Improve your students' grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools. Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Toolbox is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Common features of included on the WebTUTOR™ Toolbox are: flashcards, quizzes, web links, classroom notes, PowerPoint slides, objectives, chapter outlines, and reflection exercises.

Electrical Studies for Trades  (ISBN-10: 1435469828 | ISBN-13: 9781435469822)

ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION Electrical Studies for Trades, 4th Edition is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity. This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage.

Lab Manual Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab-Volt  (ISBN-10: 1111539170 | ISBN-13: 9781111539177)

Designed to be used with Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5E, this lab manual with experiments provides the opportunity for students to apply what they learned. The manual contains hands-on experiments for each unit of the textbook and been field tested to ensure that all experiments work as planned.

National Electrical Code 2011  (ISBN-10: 0877659141 | ISBN-13: 9780877659143)

Safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations are made simple with the latest publication of this widely popular resource. Like its highly successful previous editions, the National Electrical Code® 2011 softcover version combines solid, thorough, research-based content with the tools you need to build an in-depth understanding of the most important topics. New to the 2011 edition are articles including first-time Article 399 on Outdoor, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more. The National Electrical Code® is adopted in all 50 states, and is an essential reference for those in or entering careers in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety. 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.

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians  (ISBN-10: 1428324011 | ISBN-13: 9781428324015)

Gain the math skills you need to succeed in the electrical trade with this new edition of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians. Using the same straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations that made previous editions so reader-friendly, the eighth edition includes updated illustrations and information for a better learning experience than ever before! The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and then trigonometry. Practical problems with real-world scenarios from the electrical field are used throughout, allowing readers to apply key mathematical concepts at the same time as they are developing an awareness of basic electrical terms and practices. This is the perfect resource for anyone entering the electrical industry, or simply looking to brush up on the necessary math.

The Complete Lab Manual for Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1428324305 | ISBN-13: 9781428324305)

The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, 3rd Edition is a valuable tool designed to fit into any basic electrical program that incorporates lab experience. This updated edition will enhance your lab practices and the understanding of electrical concepts. From basic electricity through AC theory, transformers, and motor controls, all aspects of a typical electrical curriculum are explored in a single volume. Each lab features an explanation of the circuit to be connected, with examples of the calculations necessary to complete the exercise and step-by-step procedures for conducting the experiment. Hands-on experiments that acquaint readers with the theory and application of electrical concepts offer valuable experience in constructing a multitude of circuits such as series, parallel, combination, RL series and parallel, RC series and parallel, and RLC series and parallel circuits.

Student Supplements

Electrical CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111539200 | ISBN-13: 9781111539207)

Interactive and assignable web based solutions that include a CLeBook, PowerPoint slides, quizzes, animations, glossary, and engagement tracker.

WebTutor™ Basic for Blackboard® 2-Year Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111539189 | ISBN-13: 9781111539184)

Improve your students' grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools. Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Toolbox is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Common features of included on the WebTUTOR™ Toolbox are: flashcards, quizzes, web links, classroom notes, PowerPoints, objectives, chapter outlines, and reflection exercises.

WebTutor™ Basic for Angel Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111539243 | ISBN-13: 9781111539245)

Improve your students' grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools. Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Toolbox is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Common features of included on the WebTUTOR™ Toolbox are: flashcards, quizzes, web links, classroom notes, PowerPoint slides, objectives, chapter outlines, and reflection exercises.

Electrical Studies for Trades  (ISBN-10: 1435469828 | ISBN-13: 9781435469822)

ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity. This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage.

Lab Manual Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab-Volt  (ISBN-10: 1111539170 | ISBN-13: 9781111539177)

Designed to be used with Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 5E, this lab manual with experiments provides the opportunity for students to apply what they learned. The manual contains hands-on experiments for each unit of the textbook and been field tested to ensure that all experiments work as planned.

National Electrical Code 2011  (ISBN-10: 0877659141 | ISBN-13: 9780877659143)

Safe, efficient, code-compliant electrical installations are made simple with the latest publication of this widely popular resource. Like its highly successful previous editions, the National Electrical Code® 2011 softcover version combines solid, thorough, research-based content with the tools you need to build an in-depth understanding of the most important topics. New to the 2011 edition are articles including first-time Article 399 on Outdoor, Overhead Conductors with over 600 volts, first-time Article 694 on Small Wind Electric Systems, first-time Article 840 on Premises Powered Broadband Communications Systems, and more. The National Electrical Code® is adopted in all 50 states, and is an essential reference for those in or entering careers in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety. 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.

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians  (ISBN-10: 1428324011 | ISBN-13: 9781428324015)

Gain the math skills you need to succeed in the electrical trade with this new edition of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians. Using the same straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations that made previous editions so reader-friendly, the eighth edition includes updated illustrations and information for a better learning experience than ever before! The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and then trigonometry. Practical problems with real-world scenarios from the electrical field are used throughout, allowing readers to apply key mathematical concepts at the same time as they are developing an awareness of basic electrical terms and practices. This is the perfect resource for anyone entering the electrical industry, or simply looking to brush up on the necessary math.

The Complete Lab Manual for Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1428324305 | ISBN-13: 9781428324305)

The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, 3rd Edition is a valuable tool designed to fit into any basic electrical program that incorporates lab experience. This updated edition will enhance your lab practices and the understanding of electrical concepts. From basic electricity through AC theory, transformers, and motor controls, all aspects of a typical electrical curriculum are explored in a single volume. Each lab features an explanation of the circuit to be connected, with examples of the calculations necessary to complete the exercise and step-by-step procedures for conducting the experiment. Hands-on experiments that acquaint readers with the theory and application of electrical concepts offer valuable experience in constructing a multitude of circuits such as series, parallel, combination, RL series and parallel, RC series and parallel, and RLC series and parallel circuits.