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Electricity Demystified (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

Electricity Demystified (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

by Stan GibiliscoStan Gibilisco
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Add some SPARK to your study of ELECTRICITY

Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Ohm's Law, power, and energy
  • Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Electrochemical energy
  • Electricity in the home
  • Protecting electronic equipment
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Practical magnetism

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071775342
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/13/2012
Series: Demystified Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 237,484
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan is considered the “father” of the DeMYSTiFieD series.

Table of Contents


1. A Circuit Sampler

2. Charge, Current, Voltage, and Resistance

3. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy

4. Simple DC Circuits

5. Cells and Batteries

Test: Part I


6. What is Alternating Current

7. Electricity in the Home

8. Electrical Power Supplies

9. Wire and Cable

Test: Part II


10. What is Magnetism

11. Electromagnetic Effects

12. Practical Magnetism

Test: Part III

Final Exam

Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam

Appendix: Schematic Symbols

Suggested Additional Reading


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Electricity Demystified (2nd Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DouglasF More than 1 year ago
I usually find the heavier and longer textbooks dry and boring. The information seems to run together and I tend to glaze over. However, Electricity DeMystified was concise and the concepts were presented simply and in plain language. The easy to grasp explanations were backed up with tables and figures that clarified things even more. I'll be keeping this one to refer to again and again.