A Thorough Foundation of the Fundamentals of Alternating Current
Theory, Methods and Techniques
- Third Edition
Designed to provide
your students with a thorough introduction to Alternating Current
electrical characteristics and circuit construction, AC THEORY, 3rd
edition explores the complexities of this more advanced circuit
theory by building on the basics established in direct current
The book begins with an
overview of the primary components of AC circuits, such as
resistors, inductors, and capacitors, and then gradually introduces
new, more complicated topics like applying AC principles in power
generation and generators, parallel and combination circuits,
troubleshooting and evaluation of circuit conditions, and more.
With the same
reader-friendly approach and practical examples that made previous
editions so successful, this updated 3rd edition uses the most
current technologies and trends to provide the ideal resource for
anyone seeking a fundamental knowledge of AC theory.
- Builds on students' knowledge by following a clear,
logical progression from simplest concepts to more advanced principles.
- "Technical Tips" explain industry practices and
trade jargon to develop practical understanding.
- Sidebars offer a true-to-life context for the
topics covered through additional references, applications, and highlights of
general interest to keep the theory more interesting and applicable.
- Illustrates key concepts with enhanced
- Makes powerful connections between theory and
practice with the addition of new real-world examples.
- Updated, dynamic art to further clarify written
Apprenticeship Training Committee
NJATC develops and
standardizes training for National Electrical Contractors
Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
which represents more than 780,000 memebers working in a wide
variety of fields around North America.
Jeff Keljik is a
graduate of Dunwoody College of Technology and holds a Bachelor's
degree from Metropolitan State University. He previously served as
head of the electrical department at Dunwoody College of Technology
and played an integral part in developing their Electrical Design
and Management program. The recipient of both the 1993 Kraemer
Fellowship Award for new technology education and an award for
International Technical Teacher Education, Mr. Keljik also holds a
Master Class A license and a Journeyman’s Class A license, both from
the State of Minnesota. He is an Executive Board Member for the
North Central Electrical League and serves on the Education
Committee for the Minnesota Electrical Association.
Part 1- Introduction to AC Theory-
Reviewing the Applications of DC Theory,
Using Vectors Effectively,
Comparing AC to DC,
AC Resistive Circuits,
Part 2- AC and DC Generators-
Part 3- Inductance in AC Circuits-
Inductance and Its Effects on Circuits,
Inductors in Series and/or Parallel.
Part 4- Capacitance in AC Circuits-
Capacitance and Its Effect on Circuits,
Capacitors in Series and/or Parallel.
Part 5- Combining Resistance, Inductance,
Characteristics of AC Circuits,
Parameters of Series RL Circuits,
Parallel RL Circuits,
Series RC Circuits,
Parallel RC Circuits,
Inductive and Capacitive (LC) Circuits,
Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Series,
Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Parallel,
Comparing Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in
Series and Parallel,
Combination RLC Circuits,
Series RLC Circuits and Resonance,
Parallel RLC Circuits and Resonance.
Part 6- Additional AC Topics-
Use of Filters to Control AC Signals,
Power Factors in AC Circuits.
384 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.
Hardcover, 328 pages
AC Theory - 3rd Edition - Hard-cover