Electricity 1: Devices, Circuits and Materials, 10th Edition

Format: SOFT (Softcover)
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Designed to help students learn fundamental electrical concepts and explore their practical applications, this trusted resource provides a solid foundation in electron theory and movement, direct-current series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, voltage line drops, rotating machinery fundamentals, and more. The 10th Edition maintains this resource's proven instructional approach while incorporating material and updates based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®. Featuring industry terminology, photographs of commonly used equipment, and sample problems with solutions, it's ideal for mastering basic electricity, house wiring or commercial installations.


    • a reader-friendly orientation to electrical principles is supplemented with detailed diagrams for visually-enhanced learning
    • real-world coverage includes modern applications of power installations, various types of electrical conductors and wire sizes, and present-day electrical devices and materials
    • current troubleshooting methods are explored to help develop critical-thinking skills
    • problems and solutions at the end of each unit help readers assess their understanding of essential concepts while helping to identify topics requiring further review

  Softcover | 165 Pages | 1 lb.

Author Bio

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.