Description 
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations 
Note 
Includes index. 
Contents 
Front Cover; Understanding AC Circuits; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; COURSE OBJECTIVES; PARTS LIST FOR EXPERIMENTS; UNIT 1. BASICS OF ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC); Unit Objectives; Important Terms; Alternating Current (AC) Voltage; SinglePhase and ThreePhase AC; Electromagnetic Induction; Generating AC Voltage; Basics of Electrical Generators; SinglePhase AC Generation; ThreePhase AC Generation; SelfExamination; Unit 1 Examination: Basics of Alternating Current (AC); UNIT 2: MEASURING AC; Unit Objectives; Important Terms; Measuring AC Voltage with a Multimeter. 

Measuring AC Voltage with an OscilloscopeOscilloscope Operation; SelfExamination; Experimental Activities for AC Circuits; Tools and Equipment; Important Information; Lab Activity Troubleshooting and Testing; Experiment 21Measuring AC Voltage; Experiment 22Measuring AC with an Oscilloscope; Unit 2 Examination: Measuring AC; UNIT 3. RESISTANCE, INDUCTANCE, AND CAPACITANCE IN AC CIRCUITS; Unit Objectives; Important Terms; Resistive AC Circuits; Inductive Circuits; Capacitive Circuits; Vector (Phasor) Diagrams; Series AC Circuits; Parallel AC Circuits; Power in AC Circuits; SelfExamination. 

Experiment 31lnductance and Inductive ReactanceExperiment 32Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance; Experiment 33Series RL Circuits; Experiment 34Series RC Circuits; Experiment 35Series RLC Circuits; Experiment 36Parallel RL Circuits; Experiment 37Parallel RC Circuits; Unit 3 Examination: Inductance and Capacitance in AC Circuits; UNIT 4. TRANSFORMERS; Unit Objectives; Important Terms; Transformer Operation; Types of Transformers; Transformer Efficiency; SelfExamination; Experiment 41Transformer Analysis; Unit 4 Examination: Transformers; UNIT 5. FREQUENCYSENSITIVE AC CIRCUITS. 

Unit ObjectivesImportant Terms; Filter Circuits; Resonant Circuits; SelfExamination; Decibels; Logarithms; Decibel Applications; Using Decibels with Filter Circuits; Waveshaping Control; Differentiator Circuits; Integrator Circuits; SelfExamination; Experiment 51LowPass Filter Circuits; Experiment 52HighPass Filter Circuits; Experiment 53BandPass Filter Circuit; Experiment 54Series Resonant Circuits; Experiment 55Parallel Resonant Circuits; Unit 5 Examination: FrequencySensitive AC Circuits; APPENDIX A: ELECTRONIC SYMBOLS; APPENDIX B: TRIGONOMETRY FOR AC ELECTRONICS. 

Appendix c: electronic equipment and parts salesappendix d: soldering techniques; appendix e: troubleshooting; appendix f: use of a calculator; index. 
Summary 
Understanding AC Circuits covers the second half of a basic electronic circuits theory course, integrating theory and laboratory practice into a single text. Several key features in each unit make this an excellent teaching tool: objectives, key terms, selftests, lab experiments, and a unit exam. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by the authors to reflect the latest information on electronics. Understanding AC Circuits is designed with the electronics beginner and student in mind. The authors use a practical approach exposing the reader to the systems that are. 
Subject 
Electric circuits  Alternating current.


Circuits électriques  Courant alternatif. 

Electric circuits  Alternating current 
Added Author 
Fardo, Stephen W., author.

Added Title 
Understanding alternating current circuits 
Other Form: 
Print version: Patrick, Dale R. Understanding AC circuits. Boston : Newnes, ©2000 0750671033 (DLC) 99016982 (OCoLC)40714627 
ISBN 
9780080519920 

008051992X 

0750671033 

9780750671033 
