Book description
Basic AC Circuits, Second Edition is a stepbystep approach to AC circuit technology for the beginning student, hobbyist, technician, or engineer. The book is built into a series of selfpaced, individualized learning goals covering electronics concepts, terms and the mathematics required to fully understand AC circuit problemssimple or complex. Each chapter includes learning objectives, fullyillustrated examples, practice problems and quizzes providing teachers, trainers and students a complete AC technology resource. Basic AC Circuits has been a staple of the electronics educational market since 1981, but in the new edition the author has updated the book to reflect changes in technology, especially the test equipment available today.Basic AC Circuits has been a keystone for curriculum plans around the country for nearly two decades. This book was originally part of the Texas Instruments series published by Sams Publishing.
 Provides a fullyrevised introduction to AC circuit technology that includes full examples, practice problems and quizzes to measure learning
 Includes the mathematics training for AC circuit design that so many technicians and engineers are missing
 Written in an easytoread and follow format with many illustrations, examples, and handson practice
Table of contents
 Cover image
 Title page
 Table of Contents
 Copyright
 Preface
 Features of This Book
 Chapter 1: Introduction to Alternating Current

Chapter 2: AC and the Sine Wave
 REVIEW OF WAVEFORM FREQUENCY AND PERIOD RELATIONSHIPS
 WAVEFORM AMPLITUDE SPECIFICATIONS
 THE SINE WAVE AND SINE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTION
 USING A 0 TO 90 DEGREES TRIGONOMETRIC TABLE
 Additional Trigonometric Calculations
 Cosine
 Tangent
 Finding Sides When Theta and Hypotenuse Are Given
 Find the Hypotenuse and Angle When Sides Are Given
 First Example
 Second Example
 SUMMARY
 Chapter 3: The Oscilloscope and Its Use
 Chapter 4: The Sine Wave and Phase
 Chapter 5: Resistive Circuits

Chapter 6: Capacitance
 INTRODUCTION
 PROPERTIES OF CAPACITANCE
 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF A CAPACITOR
 VALUES OF CAPACITORS
 TYPES OF CAPACITORS
 COMPARISON OF RESISTANCE AND CAPACITANCE
 PHASE RELATIONSHIPS IN CAPACITIVE CIRCUITS
 FREQUENCY RELATED TO CAPACITIVE IMPEDANCE
 CAPACITIVE REACTANCE
 CAPACITIVE REACTANCE INSERIES AND PARALLEL
 CAPACITANCE IN SERIES AND PARALLEL
 Capacitance in Series
 Capacitance in Parallel
 ANALYSIS OF SERIES AND PARALLEL CAPACITIVE CIRCUITS
 Summary
 Chapter 7: RC Circuit Analysis
 Chapter 8: Inductance and Transformers
 Chapter 9: RL Circuit Analysis

Chapter 10: RC and RL Time Constants
 INTRODUCTION
 RC DC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS: CHARGE CYCLE
 RC DC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS: DISCHARGE CYCLE
 RC TIME CONSTANTS
 UNIVERSAL TIME CONSTANT CHART
 RL DC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS: OPPOSING A CURRENT INCREASE
 DC RL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS: OPPOSING CURRENT DECREASE
 RL TIME CONSTANTS
 RL TIME CONSTANTS DEFINED
 THE UTCC AND DC RL CIRCUIT
 SUMMARY
 Chapter 11: RLC Circuit Analysis
 Chapter 12: Phasor Algebra
 Chapter 13: Complex RLC Circuit Analysis
 Chapter 14: Resonance
 Appendices
 Glossary
 Index
Product information
 Title: Basic AC Circuits, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: October 2000
 Publisher(s): Newnes
 ISBN: 9780080493985
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