Electricity

Electricity

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Leslie Basford
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105512

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Electricity Made Simple covers the fundamental principles underlying every aspect of electricity. The book discusses current; resistance including its measurement, Kirchhoff’s laws, and resistors; electroheat, electromagnetics and electrochemistry; and the motor and generator effects of electromagnetic forces. The text also describes alternating current, circuits and inductors, alternating current circuits, and a.c. generators and motors. Other methods of generating electromagnetic forces are also considered. The book is useful for electrical engineering students.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    1 Current

    Electrons

    Current and Voltage

    Ohm's Law

    Simple Circuits

    Summary

    2 Resistance

    Internal Resistance

    Effect of Temperature

    Temperature Coefficients

    Resistivity

    Resistivities of Metals

    Fixed Resistors

    Variable Resistors

    Resistors in Series and in Parallel

    Series-Parallel Circuits

    Kirchhoff's Laws

    Measurement of Resistance

    Wheatstone Bridge

    Summary

    3 Electroheat

    Joule's Law

    Electricity Bills

    Kilowatt-hour Meter

    Heating Effect of Current

    Fuses

    Appliances

    Summary

    4 Electromagnetics

    Domain Theory

    Magnetic Fields

    Electrical Units

    Field Round a Conductor

    Electromagnets

    Magnetic Circuits

    Hysteresis

    Summary

    5 Electrochemistry

    Ions

    Electrolysis of Sodium Chloride

    Electrolysis of Water

    Electroplating

    Laws of Electrolysis

    Batteries and Cells

    Simple Cell

    Electrode Potentials

    Polarization

    The Dry Cell

    Storage Batteries

    Summary

    6 Electromagnetic Forces I: The Motor Effect

    SI units and their C.G.S. equivalents

    Direction of Magnetic Force

    Moving-Coil Galvanometer

    Electric Motors

    Back E.M.F.

    Summary

    7 Electromagnetic Forces II: The Generator Effect

    Induced E.M.F.

    Lenz's Law

    The Generator Principle

    D.C. Generator

    Self-Inductance

    Magnitude of the Back E.M.F.

    Mutual Inductance

    Eddy Currents

    Summary

    8 Alternating Current

    The Transformer

    Power Transmission

    Three-Phase Current

    Skin Effect

    Resistance in A.C. Circuits

    R.M.S. Values

    Hot-Wire Ammeter

    Rectification of A.C.

    Half-Wave Rectifier

    Full-Wave Rectifier

    Bridge Circuit

    Summary

    9 Capacitors and Inductors

    Capacitors

    Capacitors in Series

    Capacitors in Parallel

    Capacitors in A.C. Circuits

    Inductors

    Inductors in Series and in Parallel

    Inductive Reactance

    Smoothing Circuits

    Crossover Network

    Reactance and Frequency

    Summary

    10 Alternating-Current Circuits

    R-L-C Series Circuit

    Impedance

    Parallel Circuits

    Power in A.C. Circuits

    Resonance

    Series Resonant Circuit

    Frequency Meter

    Q Factor

    Parallel Resonant Circuit

    Summary

    11 A.C. Generators and Motors

    Alternators

    A.C. Motors

    Linear Motor

    Single-Phase Motors

    Summary

    12 Other Methods of Generating E.M.F

    M.H.D.

    Nuclear Battery

    Thermoelectric Effect

    Photoelectric Effect

    Piezoelectric Effect

    Electrostatic Generators

    What Next?

    Table of Natural Trigonometric Functions

    Appendix: Glossary of Terms Used in Electricity

    Revision Questions

    Answers

    Index




Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Made Simple 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Made Simple
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105512

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