Electricity Demystified

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January 21, 2005


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0071466967 / 9780071466967

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Table of contents

PART ONE: DC ELECTRICITY1. Atoms and Charge Carriers2. Current, Voltage, and Resistance3. Power and Energy4. Series and Parallel Circuits5. Cells and BatteriesTest: Part One -- 50 questionsPART TWO: AC ELECTRICITY6. Basics of AC 7. Power Conversion 8. Wire and Cable9. The Utility Grid 10. Alternative Electricity Test: Part Two -- 50 questionsPART THREE: MAGNETISM11. What is Magnetism?12. Types of Magnets 13. Motors and Generators14. Electromagnetic Waves 15. Universal Magnetism Test: Part Three -- 50 questionsFinal Exam -- 100 questionsAnswers to Quiz and Test QuestionsSymbols Used in Circuit DiagramsSuggested Additional References

Author comments

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his science books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics, electronics, and scientific research has given him a worldwide reputation as an editor of professional handbooks and textbooks. He is the author of Physics Demystified; Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics; and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.

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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.

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