Electricity Demystified (eBook)

Electricity Demystified
By:Gibilisco, Stan;
Pub Date:February 11th 2005
Format:Electronic book text 320 pages
ISBN:0071466967 / 9780071466967
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POWER UP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICITY
Now anyone with an interest in electricity can master it -- without getting their wires crossed. In Electricity Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to improve your understanding of the electricity that powers so much of modern life.

With Electricity Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes and tests at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

If you want to build or refresh your understanding of electricity, here's a fast, entertaining self-teaching course that's really electrifying! Get ready to:

  • Understand what gives electricity its power
  • Solve problems involving current, voltage, power, and resistance
  • Grasp the connection between electricity and magnetism
  • Discover how magnetic levitation works
  • Learn about alternative electricity sources, such as solar energy and fuel cells
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn about electricity, Electricity Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of one of the most powerful forces in our lives.


Table of contents

PART ONE: DC ELECTRICITY

1. Atoms and Charge Carriers

2. Current, Voltage, and Resistance

3. Power and Energy

4. Series and Parallel Circuits

5. Cells and Batteries

Test: Part One -- 50 questions

PART TWO: AC ELECTRICITY

6. Basics of AC

7. Power Conversion

8. Wire and Cable

9. The Utility Grid

10. Alternative Electricity

Test: Part Two -- 50 questions

PART THREE: MAGNETISM

11. What is Magnetism?

12. Types of Magnets

13. Motors and Generators

14. Electromagnetic Waves

15. Universal Magnetism

Test: Part Three -- 50 questions

Final Exam -- 100 questions

Answers to Quiz and Test Questions

Symbols Used in Circuit Diagrams

Suggested Additional References


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