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Author Patrick, Dale R., author.

Title Understanding AC circuits / Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Boston : Newnes, [2000]
©2000
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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; Single-Phase and Three-Phase AC; Electromagnetic Induction; Generating AC Voltage; Basics of Electrical Generators; Single-Phase AC Generation; Three-Phase AC Generation; Self-Examination; 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; Self-Examination; Experimental Activities for AC Circuits; Tools and Equipment; Important Information; Lab Activity Troubleshooting and Testing; Experiment 2-1-Measuring AC Voltage; Experiment 2-2-Measuring 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; Self-Examination.
Experiment 3-1-lnductance and Inductive ReactanceExperiment 3-2-Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance; Experiment 3-3-Series RL Circuits; Experiment 3-4-Series RC Circuits; Experiment 3-5-Series RLC Circuits; Experiment 3-6-Parallel RL Circuits; Experiment 3-7-Parallel 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; Self-Examination; Experiment 4-1-Transformer Analysis; Unit 4 Examination: Transformers; UNIT 5. FREQUENCY-SENSITIVE AC CIRCUITS.
Unit ObjectivesImportant Terms; Filter Circuits; Resonant Circuits; Self-Examination; Decibels; Logarithms; Decibel Applications; Using Decibels with Filter Circuits; Waveshaping Control; Differentiator Circuits; Integrator Circuits; Self-Examination; Experiment 5-1-Low-Pass Filter Circuits; Experiment 5-2-High-Pass Filter Circuits; Experiment 5-3-Band-Pass Filter Circuit; Experiment 5-4-Series Resonant Circuits; Experiment 5-5-Parallel Resonant Circuits; Unit 5 Examination: Frequency-Sensitive 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, self-tests, 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
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