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Basic Electricity (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering)

Basic Electricity (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering)

Basic Electricity (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering)
By Bureau of Naval Personnel

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Book Description

This expanded and revised U.S. Navy training course text provides thorough coverage of the basic theory of electricity and its applications. It is unquestionably the best book of its kind for either broad or more limited studies of electrical fundamentals.
It is divided into 21 chapters and an extensive section of appendixes. Chapters cover safety, fundamental concepts of electricity, batteries, series direct-current circuits, network analysis of direct-current circuits, electrical conductors and wiring techniques, electromagnetism and magnetic circuits, introduction to alternating-current electricity, inductance, capacitance, inductive and capacitive reactance, fundamental alternating-current circuit theory, direct-current generators, direct current motor magnetic amplifiers, and synchros and servomechanisms. Appendixes acquaint lay readers with common terms, abbreviations, component color-code, full load currents of motors, and cable types; they also supply trig functions, square and square roots, basic formulas, and laws of exponents.
Thus the reader is supplied with a complete basic coverage of all important aspects of electricity. And, drawing on its ample funds, the Navy was able to fill this text with dozens of illustrations so that the book becomes almost a multimedia teaching process.
This is an excellent text for classroom use or for home study. Students will also find it a valuable supplement to courses in which theory is emphasized while little attention is paid to application; it will also supplement a course in which this situation is reversed. In addition, Basic Electricity serves the lay reader who simply wants a knowledge of fundamental concepts of electricity or wishes to study more advanced concepts and applications. 1969 edition.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #33880 in Books
  • Published on: 1970-06-01
  • Released on: 1970-06-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x 1.06" w x 6.54" l, 1.49 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 490 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780486209739
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By simonzz
I bougth this book because when I started to study analog & digital electronics I did not know anything about electricity. Just Ohm's law..
Now, after a few weeks that I have it in my technical library, I can say that I know MUCH MORE about that.
The contents are very well explained in detail with a lot of pictures as examples, from Resisteances, Parallel & Series Circuits Analisys, Capacitors, Impedance, DC & AC, AC & DC motors etc.
I found the book very easy & clear to read.
Also, a good thing I immediatamently noticed, the original current flow direction is used in all the book, from - to + , not as many books use the conventional flow direction.
Strongly suggested.

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
5"better than Ever"
By C. Dee Throckmorton
I am a 76 year-old man who tries to maintain brain function by studying schollarly topics. DC electricity is the present obsession,so the knowledge can be applied to an entheusiasm for solar panels.
I bought several texts to be able to benefit from different author's versions of how to solve the variety of math problems. I was never satisfied with any of them, so kept looking.
On Amazon Books was listed an old US Navy Textbook, used by the entire Seventh Fleet, which included my ship, during the Korean war.
Feeling good about the idea, I purchased it.
The other texts, all partly read, now sit on a shelf.
The Navy book, talks to your thinking like one man speaking to another, covers EVERY topic in such a thorough manner that I never have used any of the other resource books . . . which were all originally bought, one at a time to be the only text.
The book speaks logic and reason to this old mind, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be as good as the military Men and Woman who run our present day technology in the war zones.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent book
By Froggyv
How can a book written in 1969 be of any value you ask? Simple, the principals of electricity have not changed. Electricity cannot be seen, the truth is we don't know for certain how it works. This book provides a good working knowledge for anyone who wants to know about electricity. It also encompasses magnetism. You can't help but learn from it.

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