Devices, Circuits and Materials
Introduction to AC Circuits and Key Electrical Principles Such As
Power, Power Factor, Inductive Resistance, Capacitive Reactance and
Thomas Kubala - Tenth Edition
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.
ELECTRICITY 2: DEVICES, CIRCUITS AND
MATERIALS, Tenth 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
- The new, Tenth Edition of this
proven text features updated content and references based on the
2011 edition of the National Electrical Code®, allowing students
to gain familiarity with current professional standards.
- New and revised practice
problems help students apply key concepts and techniques covered
in each chapter to assess their learning and identify areas that
may need further reinforcement.
- New and updated content
incorporated throughout the book reflects current methods and
materials used by professional electricians and skilled amateurs
alike, based on relevant government and industry standards.
- The new edition includes
scientific notation to help students learn and recognize this
essential aspect of modern electrical work.
2. Inductance and Inductive Reactance.
3. Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance.
4. Series Circuit: Resistance and Inductance.
5. Series Circuit: Resistance and Capacitance.
6. Series Circuit: Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance.
7. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance.
8. AC Parallel Circuits Containing Inductance and Capacitance.
9. AC Power, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correction.
10. Summary Review of Units 1-9.
11. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance
for a Single-Family Residence.
12. Installation of a Single-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance
for an Apartment Building.
13. Installation of a Three-Phase, Three-Wire Service Entrance.
14. Introduction to Fluorescent Lighting.
15. Installation of Fluorescent Lighting.
16. Summary Review of Units 11-15.
Dr. Thomas Kubala received an AAS degree in Electrical
Technology from Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York,
BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute
of Technology, Rochester, New York and an MS degree in
Vocational Technical Education from the State University of New
York at Oswego. He earned his doctoral degree from the
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. In addition to
his extensive background in technological education, Dr. Kubala
has had industrial experience with responsibilities in the
fields of aerodynamics and electrical drafting, design, testing
and evaluation. He is currently the Deputy to the Chancellor of
Community Colleges at the State University of New York, Albany,
153 Pages - 7-3/8 x 9-1/4, Soft-cover
Published Jan 2012
Paperback, 192 pages
Electricity 2, Devices, Circuits and Materials