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Electricity and Basic Electronics, 7th Edition

Electricity and Basic Electronics, 7th Edition
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By: Stephen R. Matt

ISBN: 978-1-59070-877-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2009
Subject: Electricity / Electronics
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $76.00
School Price: $57.00


Electricity and Basic Electronics teaches basic theory and fundamentals and is a starting point for careers in electronics. The text is clearly written and highly illustrated, making it easy for beginners to understand. Numerous examples walk students step-by-step through circuit analysis where applicable. The Practical Application and Project feature covers topics such as breadboarding, soldering, and reading voltage on an oscilloscope. There are 16 practical applications in all. The Project features, 28 in all, allow students to build items such as a continuity tester, blown fuse indicator, and power supply. Projects typically include a schematic, a picture of the finished product, and a procedure for assembling the project. A new Math Focus feature provides students with a quick review of the basic math skills they need to understand the topic at hand. Math topics covered are exponents, scientific notation, metric and electrical prefixes, order of operations, algebraic equations, adding fractions, ratios and proportions, and square roots. A new chapter called “Energy Conservation” covers ways to conserve energy and alternative forms of energy. Geothermal systems, photovoltaics, and wind turbines are just some of the topics covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Learning and Applying the Fundamentals
  2. Sources of Electricity
  3. Conductors and Insulators
  4. Resistors and Capacitors
  5. Ohms Law
  6. Series Circuits
  7. Parallel Circuits
  8. Series-Parallel Circuits
  9. Multimeters
10. Magnetism
11. Alternating Currents
12. Electromagnetic Induction
13. Motors
14. Reactance and Impedance
15. LCR Circuits
16. Filters
17. Diodes
18. Transistors
19. Thyristors
20. Integrated Circuits
21. Fiber Optics
22. Switches
23. Computers
24. Energy Conservation
25. Career Opportunities

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 12 (PDF, 799 KB)
   sample Chapter 24 (PDF, 747 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Electricity / Electronics)
   sample Chapter 12 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Electricity / Electronics)
   sample Chapter 24 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Electricity / Electronics)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

Stephen R. Matt - received his BSEd and MEd from Wayne State University and his PhD from Michigan State University. He has taught various courses in electricity and electronics at Michigan State University and the University of Georgia, as well as curriculum design courses at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as the Vocational Director of Barrow County Schools, in Winder, Georgia.

He has worked in industry as a technician for a tubing manufacturer, a training specialist at Ford Motor Company, and a training director for Philco-Ford Corporation. He is currently working as a consultant, serving companies such as A2D Technologies and Generate Technologies. He is married to Theresa; has two daughters, Tracy and Kristin; and a stepdaughter, Dorian. Dr. Matt has been living in Athens, Georgia for the past 30 years.


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