Appropriate for courses in DC/AC electronics or circuit analysis.
The first text in the Prentice Hall “Exploring” Series, this book provides strong, technican-level coverage of DC/AC electronics. Devoted to the students' needs and perspective, Merchant's reader-friendly style conveys the fundamentals of electricity with simple vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure that make the text accessible and comprehensible to students with highly diversified educational, technical and cultural backgrounds.
walks the student through the solution of a math problem with margin notes identifying formulas, exploring key steps, and showing calculator keystroke sequences
includes data for five immediate repetitions of the problem to strengthen retention and build self-confidence
repeats the key statements as topic sentences within the section
checks student retention of the key statements at the end of the section
assumes no previous training i algebra or trigonometry
avoids sequences of equations to present or explain electrical principles
uses “Formula Diagrams” to guide the student in selecting and applying formulas
offers a unique and reliable method for circuit analysis that reinforces comprehension of basic electrical laws
eliminates differences in student aptitude by providing a systematic method for solving multiple-step problems
setting and reading oscilloscopes
diagnosing shorts and opens
handtools and soldering
1. Basics of Electricity.
2. Electrical Quantities and Units.
3. Circuit Components.
4. Electrical Calculations and Measurements.
5. Series Circuits.
6. Parallel Circuits.
7. Series-Parallel Circuits.
8. Circuit Theorems.
9. Circuit Components II.
10. Magnetism and Electromagnetism.
11. Alternating Current.
14. AC Inductive and Capacitive Circuits.
15. AC Frequency Response.
16. DC Frequency Response.
18. Electric Motors and AC Power.