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The Complete Lab Manual for Electricity, 4th Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman
  • ISBN-10: 1133673821
  • ISBN-13: 9781133673828
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Help today’s learners master the hands-on electrical skills they need for professional success with THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, 4E by best-selling author Stephen Herman. No matter what electrical theory book readers are using, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY offers the perfect fit with a logical progression of topics; and meaningful, cost-effective experiments. Updated lab activities throughout this edition now incorporate the use of wirewound resistors rather than incandescent lamps to correspond with changing government regulations. Learners explore all aspects of electrical concepts –- from basic electricity through AC theory, transformers, and motor controls - in this single volume. Each lab offers a clear explanation of the circuits to be connected, examples of calculations to complete the exercise, and step-by-step procedures for conducting the experiment. Labs emphasize both the theory and application of electrical concepts as learners construct a multitude of circuits, including series, parallel, combination, RL series and parallel, RC series and parallel, and RLC series and parallel circuits. Trust THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, 4E as a stand-alone resource or ideal supplement (e.g., to the Delmar Standard Textbook of Electricity) for the hands-on mastery of electrical skills today’s learners need.

Features

  • THE ONLY GENERIC LAB MANUAL ON THE MARKET, THIS EDITION IS IDEAL AS A STAND-ALONE RESOURCE OR SUPPLEMENT TO ANY ELECTRICAL THEORY BOOK. A logical progression of topics makes this hands-on, practical LAB MANUAL the perfect companion for Delmar’s STANDARD TEXT FOR ELECTRICITY, 6E or any electrical theory book.

  • SIMPLE, LESS EXPENSIVE LABS PROVIDE MEANINGFUL HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Now you can easily create labs that reinforce hands-on practice working with today’s most important electrical principles. Instead of requiring extremely expensive commercial training equipment, this LAB MANUAL emphasizes how to construct significant experiments using relatively inexpensive resistors and capacitors and other common items from your lab.

  • EXPANDED INFORMATION ON SINGLE-POLE, THREE-WAY, AND FOUR-WAY SWITCH CONNECTIONS PREPARES READERS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TODAY’S ELECTRICAL FIELD. Readers gain a solid understanding of the basic types of switches that electricians regularly install in residential, commercial, or industrial applications.

  • PROVEN HANDS-ON METHODOLOGY AND “LEARN BY DOING” APPROACH PREPARES READERS FOR ACTUAL ON-THE-JOB CHALLENGES. Every lab and experiment is carefully tailored to offer practice in specific, real situations electricians are most likely to encounter in today’s professional environment.

  • EXPERIMENTS INTRODUCE ELECTRICAL SKILLS USING 120 VOLTS AC AND 208 VOLTS THREE-PHASE. Laboratories simply need access to 120 volts AC and 208 volts three-phase to offer extensive practical experience critical for the learner’s professional success.

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

SECTION1: MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AND BASIC ELECTRICITY.
1. Measuring Instruments.
2. Ohm’s Law.
3. Series Circuits.
4. Parallel Circuits.
5. Combination Circuits.
6. Resistor Color Code.
SECTION 2: BASIC SWITCH CONNECTIONS.
7. Single-Pole Switches.
8. 3-Way Switches.
9. 4-Way Switches.
SECTION 3: ALTERNATING CURRENT LOADS.
10. Inductance.
11. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits
12. RL Parallel Circuits.
13. Capacitance.
14. Resistive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
15. RC Parallel Circuits.
16. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Series Circuits.
17. Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Parallel Circuits.
18. Power Factor Correction.
SECTION 4: TRANSFORMERS AND MOTORS.
19. Transformer Basics.
20. Single-Phase Transformer Calculations.
21. Transformer Polarities.
22. Autotransformers.
23. Three-Phase Circuits.
24. Three-Phase Transformers.
25. Three-Phase Motors.
SECTION 5: MOTOR CONTROLS.
26. Start-Stop Push-Button Control.
27. Multiple Push-Button Stations.
28. Forward-Reverse Control.
29. Sequence Control.
30. Jogging Controls.
31. On-Delay Timers.
32. Off-Delay Timers.
33. Changing the Logic of an On-Delay Timer to an Off-Delay Timer.
34. Designing a Printing Press Circuit.
35. Sequence Starting and Stopping for Three Motors.
36. Hydraulic Press Control Circuit.
37. Design of Two Flashing Lights.
38. Design of Three Flashing Lights.
39. Control for Three Pumps.
40. Oil Pressure Pump Circuit for a Compressor.
41. Autotransformer Starter.
Index.

New to this edition

  • WIREWOUND RESISTORS NOW REPLACE ALL INCANDESCENT LAMPS IN HANDS-ON WORK WITH RESISTIVE LOADS. This edition reflects the latest industry developments as the author has eliminated use of incandescent bulbs within all labs. Rewritten experiments use wirewound resistors to correspond with the phasing out of incandescent lamps within the United States.
  • THE USE OF FIXED VALUE RESISTORS ENABLES READERS TO MEASURE TOTAL RESISTANCE WITH AN OHMMETER BEFORE APPLYING POWER TO THE CIRCUIT. Readers can accurately calculate and precisely measure voltage drop and current.
  • THE FOURTH EDITION REVISION IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE update since the text was first published, with many new and revised graphics to enhance student comprehension.

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

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1133673678 | ISBN-13: 9781133673675)
Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980379 | ISBN-13: 9781285980379)
Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

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.

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

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.

Student Supplements

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980379 | ISBN-13: 9781285980379)
Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

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 you grasp essential concepts quickly and apply your knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide you with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your 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 you in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.