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Alternating Current Fundamentals, 8th Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman
  • ISBN-10: 1111125279
  • ISBN-13: 9781111125271
  • 768 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2000, 1995
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • 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.

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

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.

New to this edition

  • 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.

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

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1418065803 | ISBN-13: 9781418065805)

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.

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits & Materials  (ISBN-10: 1435400720 | ISBN-13: 9781435400726)

Designed to give readers the “building blocks” of electricity concepts, the sequence of topics and practical applications in this book will provide a solid foundation in electron theory and movement, direct-current series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, voltage line drops, rotating machinery fundamentals, and more! Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 9th Edition follows the same user-friendly approach that made previous editions so effective, while incorporating updates based on the 2008 National Electrical Code®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this is an ideal choice for a first course in basic electricity, house wiring, or commercial installations.

Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials  (ISBN-10: 1435400690 | ISBN-13: 9781435400696)

Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 9th Edition acquaints newcomers to the field with various types of alternating current circuits, while developing a solid understanding of the concepts of power, power factor, and power factor correction. This book, completely updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code®, explores alternating current principles and concepts of inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Sample problems and solutions at the end of each unit provide a direct route to understanding as readers apply key electrical principles in realistic troubleshooting situations

Electricity 3: Power Generation and Delivery  (ISBN-10: 1435400291 | ISBN-13: 9781435400290)

Designed for both novice and practicing electrical workers, Electricity 3: Power Generation and Delivery, 9th Edition, explores various types of generators and the delivery of single phase and three-phase power to the customer site. The ninth edition is updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code® and includes safety features from the power supply industry and current OSHA standards where applicable. This updated edition also features all-new coverage of generator maintenance and troubleshooting and expanded coverage of transfer switches, transformers, and connections. With a continued focus on the “hows” and “whys” of electrical system operation, readers will gain a solid understanding that goes beyond what to do in an electrical problem to why various electrical procedures are important.

Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1435400313 | ISBN-13: 9781435400313)

Obtain quick and easy access to information on DC and AC motors, various types of manual, magnetic, and electronic controls, and the installation and maintenance functions of each. Updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code® and featuring safety references to the most current OSHA Safe Work policies, Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance, 9th Edition provides practical, hands-on information to get the electrical system operating as well as the theory of “why” the system works to aid in troubleshooting. The Ninth Edition features material on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and newer controls for servo and small motors. Current practices and equipment have also been added to the Maintenance section to better enable readers to troubleshoot motors and control problems.

Student Supplements

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1418065803 | ISBN-13: 9781418065805)

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.

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide you step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for a professional in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show you how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits & Materials  (ISBN-10: 1435400720 | ISBN-13: 9781435400726)

Designed to give readers the “building blocks” of electricity concepts, the sequence of topics and practical applications in this book will provide a solid foundation in electron theory and movement, direct-current series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, voltage line drops, rotating machinery fundamentals, and more! Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 9th Edition follows the same user-friendly approach that made previous editions so effective, while incorporating updates based on the 2008 National Electrical Code®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this is an ideal choice for a first course in basic electricity, house wiring, or commercial installations.

Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials  (ISBN-10: 1435400690 | ISBN-13: 9781435400696)

Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 9th Edition acquaints newcomers to the field with various types of alternating current circuits, while developing a solid understanding of the concepts of power, power factor, and power factor correction. This book, completely updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code®, explores alternating current principles and concepts of inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. Sample problems and solutions at the end of each unit provide a direct route to understanding as readers apply key electrical principles in realistic troubleshooting situations

Electricity 3: Power Generation and Delivery  (ISBN-10: 1435400291 | ISBN-13: 9781435400290)

Designed for both novice and practicing electrical workers, Electricity: Power Generation and Delivery, 9th Edition, explores various types of generators and the delivery of single phase and three-phase power to the customer site. The ninth edition is updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code® and includes safety features from the power supply industry and current OSHA standards where applicable. This updated edition also features all-new coverage of generator maintenance and troubleshooting and expanded coverage of transfer switches, transformers, and connections. With a continued focus on the “hows” and “whys” of electrical system operation, readers will gain a solid understanding that goes beyond what to do in an electrical problem to why various electrical procedures are important.

Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1435400313 | ISBN-13: 9781435400313)

Obtain quick and easy access to information on DC and AC motors, various types of manual, magnetic, and electronic controls, and the installation and maintenance functions of each. Updated to the 2008 National Electrical Code® and featuring safety references to the most current OSHA Safe Work policies, Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance, 9th Edition provides practical, hands-on information to get the electrical system operating as well as the theory of “why” the system works to aid in troubleshooting. The Ninth Edition features material on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and newer controls for servo and small motors. Current practices and equipment have also been added to the Maintenance section to better enable readers to troubleshoot motors and control problems.