Bird's Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology
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Now in its seventh edition, Bird’s Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology introduces and covers theory through detailed examples and laboratory experiments, enabling students to gain knowledge required by technicians in fields such as engineering, electronics and telecommunications. This edition includes several new sections, including glass batteries, climate change, the future of electricity production, and discussions concerning everyday aspects of electricity, such as watts and lumens, electrical safety, AC vs DC, and trending technologies.
The extensive and thorough topic coverage makes this a great text for a range of level 2 and 3 engineering courses, which has helped thousands of students succeed in their exams. It is also suitable for BTEC First, National and Diploma syllabuses, City & Guilds Technician Certificate and Diploma syllabuses, and Foundation Degrees in engineering.
Its companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/bird provides resources for both students and lecturers, including full solutions for all 900 further questions, lists of essential formulae, multiple-choice tests and illustrations, as well as full solutions to revision tests for course instructors.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Revision of Some Basic Mathematics
1. Some Mathematics Revision
2. Further Mathematics Revision
Section 2 Basic Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles
3. Units associated with basic electrical quantities
4. An introduction to electric circuits
5. Resistance variation
6. Batteries and alternative sources of energy
7. Series and parallel networks
8. Capacitors and capacitance
9. Magnetic circuits
11. Electromagnetic induction
12. Electrical measuring instruments and measurements
13. Semiconductor diodes
Section 3 Further Electrical and Electronic Principles
15. D.c. circuit theory
16. Alternating voltages and currents
17. Single-phase series a.c. circuits
18. Single-phase parallel a.c. circuits
19. Filter networks
20. D.c. transients
21. Operational amplifiers
Section 4 Further Electrical Power Technology
22. Global climate change and the future of electricity generation
23. Three-phase systems
25. D.c. machines
26. Three-phase induction motors
Answers to Practice Exercises
John Bird, BSc (Hons), CEng, CMath, CSci, FIMA, FIET, FCollT, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with Examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City and Guilds and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He has over 45 years’ experience of successfully teaching, lecturing, instructing, training, educating, and planning of trainee engineers study programmes. He is the author of 146 textbooks on engineering, science, and mathematical subjects, with worldwide sales of over one million copies. He is a chartered engineer, a chartered mathematician, a chartered scientist and a Fellow of three professional institutions. He has recently retired from lecturing at the Royal Navy’s Defence College of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK, one of the largest engineering training establishments in Europe.
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