Electricity 2: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 10th Edition
Author: THOMAS KUBALA
Format: SOFT (Softcover)
Designed to help students learn fundamental electrical concepts and explore their practical applications, this trusted text provides a thorough introduction to various types of alternating current (AC) circuits, as well as key principles such as power, power factor, power factor correction, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance. The 10 Edition maintains the user-friendly style and proven instructional approach while incorporating new material and updates based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Featuring current industry terminology, photographs of commonly used electrical equipment, and sample problems with solutions, this convenient, affordable text is an ideal choice for anyone interested in mastering basic electricity, including AC power, wiring installation, lighting and effective troubleshooting.
- enhancements to this edition include the latest terminology and a modernized art program featuring current photographs of electrical equipment
- modern applications of power installations help prepare readers for work in the field
- pragmatic troubleshooting methods are explored to help develop critical thinking skills
- problems and solutions at the end of each unit help readers identify topics that require further review
Thomas Kubala, Ed.D, received his A.A.S. in electrical technology from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his M.S. in vocational technical education from the State University of New York at Oswego. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Kubala was a full-time faculty member at two community colleges and a department head supervising a vocational-technical program. In addition to his extensive background in technology education, Dr. Kubala's career includes industrial experience with responsibilities in the fields of aerodynamics and electrical drafting, design, testing, and evaluation.