Residential Construction Academy, Electrical Principles

Second Edition
Author: Stephen L. Herman
ISBN #: 1111306478
©2012   Publish Date: 03/04/2011
Binding: HB
Pages: 320
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $129.95


Through the use of a lively writing style and frequent examples, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, 2E covers the important topics that readers need to know to become residential electricians. The author, Stephen L. Herman, logically presents the basic electrical principles from safety to motors and discusses how to go from theory to application. This text helps users learn the work skills, functions and activities included in the Residential Electrician Skill Standards developed by industry leaders for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With its supplemental multimedia this text provides an integrated teaching solution directly linking your education/training program to the residential construction industry.

Product Benefits:

  • New content covers Arc-fault Interrupters, Structure of the Atom, The American Wire Gauge (AWG), and Determining Conductor Sizes Using the NEC.
  • Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code.
  • More Chapter Review questions added to allow for more practice and greater flexibility in assignments.
  • New examples and applications throughout the book.
  • New and updated art throughout the book.
  • Chapter overviews, practice problems and examples are used extensively throughout the text to help students master the material.
  • Separate chapter on Safety emphasizes the importance of on the job safety.
  • Glossary of Terms opens each chapter to give students easy access to terminology when they need it.
  • End-of-chapter activities and review questions engage students and encourage their application of key principles.
  • Full-color art throughout the book highlights important concepts and brings them to life for students.
  • Visit the Residential Construction Academy website to learn more about the series –

Table of Contents:

SECTION I: Basic Electricity.
1. Safety.
2. Basic Electrical Theory.
3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law.
4. Resistor.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Combination Circuits.
8. Measuring Instruments.
9. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
10. Magnetic Induction.
SECTION II: Alternating Current.
11. Alternating Current.
12. Inductance in Alternating Current Circuits.
13. Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits.
14. Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits.
15. Capacitors.
16. Single-Phase Transformers.
17. Single-Phase Motors.

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