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An Introduction to Electrical Science

By Adrian Waygood

© 2013 – Routledge

304 pages | 463 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415810029
pub: 2013-04-04
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An Introduction to Electrical Science walks readers through the subject in a logical order, providing a historical overview alongside modern electrical theory and practice. Perfect for electrical trainees both during their training and once qualified.

You will be guided through the subject in a topic by topic manner with each section building upon the one that came before it. By adding context to the principles of electrical science the topics become easier to both understand and remember, providing a grounding in the subject that will remain with you for life.

With a wealth of examples, images and diagrams mastering difficult concepts will be a breeze. This book also has a companion site with an extra chapter, interactive multiple choice quizzes for each chapter and more at

  • Fully aligned to the 17th edition of the wiring regulations
  • Free access to companion website material, including multiple-choice tests and extra chapters
  • Two-colour layout helps navigation and highlights key points

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Table of Contents

1. SI System of Measurements 2. Electron Theory of Electricity 3. Electric Current 4. Potential and Potential Difference 5. Resistance 6. Practical Conductors and Insulators 7. Effect of Temperature Change upon Resistance 8. Ohm’s Law of Constant Proportionality 9. Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits 10. Cells and Batteries 11. Internal Resistance of Voltage Sources 12. Energy, Work, Heat, and Power 13. Magnetism 14. Electromagnetism 15. Magnetic Circuits 16. Electromagnetic Induction 17. Capacitors and Capacitance 18. Introduction to Alternating Current 19. Series Alternating Current Circuits 20. Power in Alternating Current Circuits 21. Parallel Alternating Current Circuits 22. Power-Factor Improvement 23. Three-Phase A.C. Systems

About the Author

Adrian Waygood is an experienced lecturer and instructional designer, with a career in the Armed Forces, government service, and the private sector within the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Middle East. He holds an HNC in Electrical Engineering together with an MEd in Education Technology, and is a former IEng MIET and Chartered FCIPD. He currently resides in Cyprus.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)