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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 4th Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman
  • ISBN-10: 1418065803
  • ISBN-13: 9781418065805
  • 1120 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1999, 1995
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

Understanding the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical field specifically in industrial maintenance and installation, and this newly revised, full color text delivers! Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, Fourth Edition trains aspiring electricians by blending concepts relating to electrical theory with practical 'how to' information that prepares readers for situations commonly encountered on the job. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions, but displays enhancements such as more practical application problems. Topics span the major aspects of the electrical field including direct and alternating current circuits, basic theory, transformers, generators, and motors. This new edition has been organized so that all relevant information is located within a given chapter which allows for flexibility to access and cover topics in any order making this text an indispensable resource.


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

  • Extensive use of color illustrations and numerous examples bring 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 motor

  • Math concepts are limited to basic algebra and trigonometry and are logically organized to facilitate learning

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

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


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

Instructor Supplements

Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab - VOLT  (ISBN-10: 1418065838 | ISBN-13: 9781418065836)
eResource  (ISBN-10: 1418065811 | ISBN-13: 9781418065812)
Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 141806582X | ISBN-13: 9781418065829)

Student Supplements

Experiments in Electricity for Use with Lab - VOLT  (ISBN-10: 1418065838 | ISBN-13: 9781418065836)