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Handbook of Basic Electricity

Handbook of Basic Electricity

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By U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel, The Editors of REA
Print Edition $19.95

  • Pages: 504
  • Publication Date: March 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-87891-420-3

The material in this book was prepared for electrical training courses. It is a practical manual that enables even the beginner to grasp the various topics quickly and thoroughly. The book is one of a kind in that it teaches the concepts of basic electricity in a way that's clear, to-the-point, and very easy to understand. It forms an excellent foundation for those who wish to proceed from the basics to more advanced topics. Numerous illustrations are included to simplify learning both theories and their applications. Direct-current and alternating-current devices and circuits are explained in detail. Magnetism, as well as motors and generators are described to give the reader a through understanding of them. The book is an excellent resource for the layperson as well as licensed electricians.

About the Author

With antecedents that date to 1798, when the United States created a separate Department of the Navy, the U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel was established in 1942. The bureau exercises oversight responsibility for the Naval Military Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, and Naval Civilian Personnel Center. It administers all personnel matters for the U.S. Navy.
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