Electricity and Basic Electronics is an introductory text that presents basic theories and fundamentals in a learner-friendly manner. Topics, which span from the sources of energy and Ohm's Law to diodes, circuits, and switches, are covered in a logical sequence with information building upon itself. Features spotlight applications such as breadboarding, soldering, and voltage reading on an oscilloscope. A career chapter outlines different opportunities and training requirements to help students navigate job options.
In-text projects, which include construction procedures and schematics, provide hands-on learning to students.
Math Focus features provide an opportunity for students to review topics such as algebraic equations and fractions that are needed to be successful.
A chapter on energy conservation introduces students to green topics and creates awareness of alternative energy sources and efficiency options.
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Table of Contents
1. Learning and Applying the Fundamentals 2. Sources of Electricity 3. Conductors and Insulators 4. Resistors and Capacitors 5. Ohm's Law 6. Series Circuits 7. Parallel Circuits 8. Series-Parallel Circuits 9. Multimeters 10. Magnetism 11. Alternating Current 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
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.