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6th Edition

Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology

ISBN 9781138673526
Published April 24, 2017 by Routledge
538 Pages 584 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This practical resource introduces electrical and electronic principles and technology covering theory through detailed examples, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge required by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses at Levels 2 and 3, foundation degrees and introductory courses for undergraduates.

Table of Contents


Part 1. Revision of Some Basic Mathematics

1. Some mathematics revision

2. Further mathematics revision

Part 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

10. Electromagnetism

11. Electromagnetic induction

12. Electrical measuring instruments and measurements

13. Semiconductor diodes

14. Transistors

Part 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

Part 4. Electrical Power Technology

22. Ways of generating electricity - the present and the future

23. Three-phase systems

24. Transformers

25. D.c. machines

26. Three-phase induction motors

Part 5. Laboratory Experiments

27. Some practical laboratory experiments


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John Bird, BSc (Hons), CEng, CSci, CMath, FITE, FIMA, 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 and examining, and is the author of over 130 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects with worldwide sales of over one million copies. He is currently lecturing at the Defence School of Marine and Air Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.

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