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Residential Construction Academy: Electrical Principles, 2nd Edition

  • Stephen L. Herman
  • ISBN-10: 1111306478
  • ISBN-13: 9781111306472
  • 320 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that students need to know to become residential electricians. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps users learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia and instructor's resources this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.

Features

  • Chapter overviews, practice problems and examples are used extensively throughout the text to help students master the material.

  • Separate chapter on Safety emphasizes the importance of on the job safety.

  • Glossary of Terms opens each chapter to give students easy access to terminology when they need it.

  • End-of-chapter activities and review questions engage students and encourage their application of key principles.

  • Full-color art throughout the book highlights important concepts and brings them to life for students.

  • Visit the Residential Construction Academy website to learn more about the series – www.residentialconstructionacademy.com

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

SECTION I: Basic Electricity.
1. Safety.
2. Basic Electrical Theory.
3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
4. Resistor.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Combination Circuits.
8. Measuring Instruments.
9. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
10. Magnetic Induction.
SECTION II: Alternating Current.
11. Alternating Current.
12. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
13. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
14. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
15. Capacitors.
16. Single-Phase Transformers.
17. Single-Phase Motors.

New to this edition

  • New content covers Arc-fault Interrupters, Structure of the Atom, The American Wire Gauge (AWG), and Determining Conductor Sizes Using the NEC.
  • Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code.
  • More Chapter Review questions added to allow for more practice and greater flexibility in assignments.
  • New examples and applications throughout the book.
  • New and updated art throughout the book.

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

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111306575 | ISBN-13: 9781111306571)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

Online Adobe PDF eBook Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111306591 | ISBN-13: 9781111306595)

Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.

Instructor's Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111306486 | ISBN-13: 9781111306489)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111306494 | ISBN-13: 9781111306496)

The Instructor's Resource Guide CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111306516 | ISBN-13: 9781111306519)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111306524 | ISBN-13: 9781111306526)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. It is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations. The DVD provides an excellent resource for illustrating concepts or for assisting students who may have missed class.

Workbook with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111306508 | ISBN-13: 9781111306502)

The student workbook/lab manual is designed to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The student workbook/laboratory manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your students' lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found.

DVD 1 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111306532 | ISBN-13: 9781111306533)

The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

DVD 2 Sampler  (ISBN-10: 1111306540 | ISBN-13: 9781111306540)

The Sample DVD provides a sampling of the DVD series which is step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and include full color graphics and animations. It can be used in class to illustrate concepts and makes an excellent resource for students who may have missed class.

Student Supplements

Construction CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609546 | ISBN-13: 9781133609544)

Cengage Learning's Construction CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2nd Edition.

DVD Set I (1-4)  (ISBN-10: 1111306516 | ISBN-13: 9781111306519)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations.

DVD Set II (5-8)  (ISBN-10: 1111306524 | ISBN-13: 9781111306526)

The DVD provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. The DVD is easy to follow and includes full color graphics and animations.

Workbook with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111306508 | ISBN-13: 9781111306502)

The student workbook is design to help your students retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.