Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home (eBook)

Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home
By:Gibilisco, Stan;
Pub Date:July 6th 2010
Format:Electronic book text 352 pages
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ISBN:0071621636 / 9780071621632
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Amp up your understanding of electricity and magnetism with DOZENS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF EXPERIMENTS

Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home is a hands-on guide that helps you master the principles of electrical currents and magnetism. Each of the book's three sections--direct current, alternating current, and magnetism--begins with step-by-step instructions for setting up your lab for the experiments that follow. Using inexpensive, easy-to-find parts, the experiments progress from basic to more complex and will spark ideas and encourage inventiveness. Expect unexpected results when you experiment with:

  • Diode-based voltage reducer
  • Compass-based galvanometer
  • Photovoltaic illuminometer
  • Utility bulb saver
  • Ripple filter
  • Xener-diode voltage regulator
  • AC spectrum monitor
  • Ampere's law with wire loop
  • AC electromagnet
  • Handheld wind turbine
  • And dozens more projects

ELECTRICITY EXPERIMENTS YOU CAN DO AT HOME helps you to:

  • Solve circuit problems in electricity
  • Build practical and interesting electrical and magnetic devices
  • Get ideas for science-fair projects
  • Prepare for advanced courses in electricity and electronics
  • Learn the basics of laboratory practice


Table of contents

Part 1: Direct Current
DC1 - Your Direct-Current Lab
DC2 - Voltage Sources in Series
DC3 - Current Sources in Series
DC4 - A Simple Wet Cell
DC5 - How "Electric" Are You?
DC6 - Your Body Resistance
DC7 - Resistances of Liquids
DC8 - Ohm's Law
DC9 - Resistors in Series
DC10 - Resistors in Parallel
DC11 - Resistors in Series-Parallel
DC12 - Kirchhoff;s Current Law
DC13 - Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
DC14 - A Resistive Voltage Divider
DC15 - A Diode-Based Voltage Reducer
DC16 - Power as Volt-Amperes
DC17 - Resistance as Volts per Ampere
DC18 - "Identical" Lamps in Series
DC19 - Dissimilar Lamps in Series
DC20 - "Identical Lamps in Parallel
DC21 - Dissimilar Lamps in Parallel
DC22 - A Compass-Based Galvanometer
DC23 - Solar Module in Dim Light
DC24 - Solar Module in Direct Sunlight
DC25 - A Photovoltaic Illuminometer

Part 2: Alternating Current
AC1 - Your Alternating-Current Lab
AC2 - "Identical" Utility Bulbs in Series
AC3 - Dissimilar Utility Bulbs in Series
AC4 - A Simple Utility Bulb Saver
AC5 - Galvanometer with AC
AC6 - Galvanometer with Rectified AC
AC7 - Ohm's Law with Rectified AC
AC8 - A Simple Ripple Filter
AC9 - Rectifier and Battery
AC10 - Rectifier/Filter and Battery
AC11 - Rectifier and Battery under Load
AC12 - Rectifier/Filter and Battery under Load
AC13 - A Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier
AC14 - A Filtered Full-Wave Power Supply
AC15 - How Bleeders Work
AC16 - A Zener-Diode Voltage Regulator
AC17 - A Zener-Diode Voltage Reducer
AC18 - An AC Spectrum Monitor

Part 3: Magnetism
MAG1 - Your Magnetism Lab
MAG2 - Test Metals for Ferromagnetism
MAG3 - Compass Deflection versus Distance
MAG4 - Magnetic Forces through Barriers
MAG5 - Magnetic Declination
MAG6 - "Magnetize" a Copper Wire
MAG7 - Ampere's Law with Straight Wire
MAG8 - Ampere's Law with Wire Loop
MAG9 - Build a DC Electromagnet
MAG10 - DC Electromagnet near Permanent Magnet
MAG11 - DC Electromagnet near Each Other
MAG12 - Build an AC Electromagnet
MAG13 - AC Electromagnet near Permanent Magnet
MAG14 - AC Electromagnet near DC Electromagnet
MAG15 - AC Electromagnet near Each Other
MAG16 - A Handheld Wind Turbine

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