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Electricity & Electronics, 9th Edition

Electricity & Electronics, 9th Edition
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By: Howard H. Gerrish, William E. Dugger Jr., and Richard M. Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-59070-207-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2004
Subject: Electricity / Electronics
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $62.00
School Price: $46.50


Electricity & Electronics presents solid, up-to-date information on the fundamentals of electricity and electronics. The dual approach of this text teaches principles and theory accompanied by hands-on learning. Text content provides a thorough grounding in electrical principles, circuitry, and components. Additional topics include electronic communication and data systems, such as radio, television, and computers. An entire chapter is devoted to career opportunities in electronics.

Table of Contents

  1. Science of Electricity and Electronics
  2. Basic Instruments and Measurements
  3. Introduction to Basic Electrical Circuit Materials
  4. Energy
  5. Sources of Electricity
  6. Series Circuits
  7. Parallel Circuits
  8. Combination Circuits (Series-Parallel)
  9. Magnetism
10. Generators
11. DC Motors
12. Transformers
13. AC Motors
14. Inductance and RL Circuits
15. Capacitance and RC Circuits
16. Tuned Circuits and RCL Networks
17. Introduction to Semiconductors and Power Supplies
18. Tubes, Transistors, and Amplifiers
19. Integrated Circuits
20. Digital Circuits
21. Oscillators
22. AM and FM Radio Communications
23. Television and Video Display Units
24. Fiber Optics and Lasers
25. Introduction to the Personal Computer (PC)
26. Career Opportunities in Electronics

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   sample Chapter 26 (PDF, 329 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Electricity/Electronics Technology TEKS Correlation (PDF, 144 KB)
Digital Electronics-PLTW
Electronics Technician
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Richard M. Roberts - For the past 35 years, Richard Roberts has been designing curriculum, teaching Electricity and Electronics as well as Computer Technology, and supervising technical teachers. Mr. Roberts is an accomplished programmer and computer technician. He has experience as the system administrator for Novell NetWare, Microsoft NT, and IBM Token Ring networking systems. He possesses a Bachelor's degree in Technical Education and a Master's degree in Administration/ Supervision. He also has CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+, and Security+ certifications and is a certified IT technician, remote desktop support technician, and depot technician.

His computer experiences started as early as 1974 when he began programming and teaching the Motorola 6800, which eventually evolved into the Motorola 68000, once the core processor of the Apple Macintosh computer system. Since then, Mr. Roberts has maintained his teaching status to both instructors and students as the technology has evolved, and he has remained at a state-of-the-art technical level through research, teaching, and applications. He is currently an adjunct instructor at South Florida Community College where he teaches PC repair, A+ Certification, Network Fundamentals, Network+ Certification, and many short workshops in various Microsoft business applications. He authored the textbooks Networking Fundamentals and Computer Service and Repair and coauthored the textbook Electricity and Electronics as well as designed and programmed the accompanying interactive CD-ROM.

In addition to his current position, Mr. Roberts has taught at Erwin Technical Center and Tampa Bay Technical High School, and he has taught adults in the military service. His time is now divided between computer consulting and applications, teaching students and instructors, and writing textbooks and other ancillary instructional materials. Occasionally, he goes fishing, but not too often.

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