Electricity Demystified, Second Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071775358

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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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.
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Electricity Demystified, 2E

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177534X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 3350

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.
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Alternative Energy Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071592636

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 4052

Will appeal to engineering and science students, teachers, consumers, and energy-related corporations Covers the environment, transportation, efficiency, and cost
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Electronics Demystified, Second Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 5999

SUPERCHARGE your understanding of ELECTRONICS Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step. This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Ohm's law Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits Oscillation and amplification Bipolar and field-effect transistors Radio-wave propagation Receiver and transmitter design Communications satellites and antennas Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.
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Physics Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071412124

Category: Science

Page: 599

View: 9566

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS Now anyone with an interest in the physical sciences can master physics -- without formal training or drowning in a sea of complicated formulas and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling author Stan Gibilisco offers a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics. With Physics Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most books on physics, general principles are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept to a minimum. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book. Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Physics Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on physics. HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO: * Understand the math used in physical science * Solve mass/force/acceleration problems * Create mathematical models of physical phenomena * Perform distance vs. time calculations * Determine potential and kinetic energy * Calculate the wavelength of sounds and radio signals * Understand visible light interference patterns * Calculate the energy and frequency of a moving particle * Understand atomic structure * Learn about electric current, voltage, resistance, power, and energy
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Circuit Analysis Demystified

Author: David McMahon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071510868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8101

Here's the sure cure for CIRCUIT PARALYSIS! Need to learn circuit analysis but experiencing some resistance in your brain waves? No stress! Circuit Analysis Demystified will give you the jolt you need to understand this complex subject--without getting your circuits crossed. In the first part of the book, you'll learn the fundamentals such as voltage and current theorems, Thevenin and Norton's theorems, op amp circuits, capacitance and inductance, and phasor analysis of circuits. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics including Laplace transforms, three-phase circuits, filters, Bode plots, and characterization of circuit stability. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will have you in a steady state when it comes to circuit analysis in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample equations with worked solutions Coverage of Kirchhoff's laws, the superposition theorem, Millman's theorem, and delta-wye transformations Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Circuit Analysis Demystified will transform you into a master of this essential engineering subject.
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Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071794344

Category: Science

Page: 368

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DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Passive solar heating Thermal-mass cooling Propulsion with biofuels Electric vehicles Large-scale hydropower Semiconductor lamps Geothermal power Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.
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The Electrician's Trade Demystified

Author: David Herres

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071818871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 3366

"The first DeMYSTiFieD book for the technical trades, this self-teaching guide covers everything an aspiring electrician needs to know--from passing the certification exam to inside tips for succeeding on the job"--
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Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071621632

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 782

Amp up your understanding of electricity and magnetism with DOZENS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF EXPERIMENTS Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home is a hands-on guide that helps you master the principles of electrical currents and magnetism. Each of the book's three sections--direct current, alternating current, and magnetism--begins with step-by-step instructions for setting up your lab for the experiments that follow. Using inexpensive, easy-to-find parts, the experiments progress from basic to more complex and will spark ideas and encourage inventiveness. Expect unexpected results when you experiment with: Diode-based voltage reducer Compass-based galvanometer Photovoltaic illuminometer Utility bulb saver Ripple filter Xener-diode voltage regulator AC spectrum monitor Ampere's law with wire loop AC electromagnet Handheld wind turbine And dozens more projects ELECTRICITY EXPERIMENTS YOU CAN DO AT HOME helps you to: Solve circuit problems in electricity Build practical and interesting electrical and magnetic devices Get ideas for science-fair projects Prepare for advanced courses in electricity and electronics Learn the basics of laboratory practice
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Audio Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071469834

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

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AMPLIFY your knowledge of AUDIO ELECTRONICS Got an ear for audio but want to know more about how it all works? Audio Demystified gives you sound information on what makes audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies hum. You'll start with an overview of basic electronics and mathematical concepts, followed by details on speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and equalizers. The book goes on to cover recording methods, home and car audio systems, amplifier design, and live sound reinforcement. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this easy-to-follow guide will really resonate with anyone interested in audio technologies. This fast and easy guide gives you: Plenty of schematics and diagrams Tips for creating analog or digital recordings Ideas for designing amplifiers A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Audio Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject.
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Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition

Author: Jay Arthur

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071759492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 4646

Your LEAN and mean guide to Lean Six Sigma Ready to implement better, faster, cheaper, more-profitable processes in your organization? Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition, shows you how to use proven techniques for simplifying, streamlining, and optimizing business practices for maximum productivity and profitability. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers the fundamental methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma. You'll get details on reducing defects and deviation, sustaining improvements, and achieving laser-focused process innovations. Measurement systems analysis (MSA), Design for Lean Six Sigma, and statistical tools such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) are also discussed. Clear examples, helpful diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: The seven speed bumps of Lean Value stream mapping and spaghetti diagramming Control charts, Pareto charts, and Ishikawa diagrams to laser-focus improvements Excel power tools for Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma tar pits Ways to implement Lean Six Sigma to maximize results and minimize costs Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition, is your shortcut to this powerful improvement methodology. You'll also get a 90-day free trial of Q1 Macros software for Lean Six Sigma.
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Pre-Calculus Demystified

Author: Rhonda Huettenmueller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071469567

Category: Mathematics

Page: 468

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Pre-Calculus Demystified leads the reader through all the intricacies and requirements of this essential course Whether you need to pass a class, a college requirement, or get a leg up on more advanced topics, this book provides clear explanation with a wealth of questions, answers and practical examples. Packed with practical examples, graphs, and Q&As, this complete self-teaching guide from the best-selling author of Algebra Demystified covers all the essential topics, including: absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, functions and their graphs, inverses, proportion and ratio, and much more.
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Chemistry Demystified

Author: Linda D. Williams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071433597

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise! ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEMYSTIFIED: * Current, real-world examples illustrate the essential nature of the basic elements as they form various states of gases, liquids, and solids * Covers essentials such as understanding matter; chemical building blocks; elements, electrons, and the periodic table; properties and reactions * Includes unique Chembites, tips, scientific news, and cutting-edge industry applications not usually found in textbooks
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PCI Bus Demystified

Author: Doug Abbott

Publisher: Demystifying Technology Series

ISBN: 9780750677394

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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The peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus is the dominant bus system used to connect the different elements making up today's high-performance computer systems. Different PCI implementations have also been developed for such applications as telecommunications and embedded computing. If an application calls for high speed, high reliability, flexible configuration, and bus mastering, then PCI is the only logical bus choice. This book is an applications-oriented introduction to the PCI bus, with an emphasis on implementing PCI in a variety of computer architectures. Special attention is given to industrial and mission-critical applications of PCI bus. Fully describes PCI electrical specifications, mechanical requirements, and signal types Covers advanced topics through numerous design examples to increase the readers understanding of the subject Includes updated coverage of PCI-X 2.0
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Electricity for Beginners

Author: Michelle Dicinoski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980712070

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 50

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Poems about falling in and out of love. Poems about houses that shake and flood. Poems about frisbees and families. Michelle Dicinoski's 'Electricity for Beginners' is a lyrical exploration of the sparks and surges familiar to us all. 'Michelle Dicinosk
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Six Sigma Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Paul A. Keller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071469540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 1940

Taking the mystery out of Six Sigma implementation This easy-to-understand reference in the popular Demystified series teaches the methods of Six Sigma, explains their applications, and tests expertise without confusing statistics and formulas. Expert Paul Keller and Six Sigma guru Tom Pyzdek describe helpful tools for Six Sigma teams, identifying their uses, limitations, and application during multiple stages of DMAIC. They also outline additional tools for full effectiveness and provide necessary calculations and assumptions. In addition, they provide: Detailed examples and diagrams Practical exercises and complete solutions A final exam to test overall knowledge Materials ideal for self-study or for training groups of Black Belts and Green Belts
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Magic of NLP Demystified

Author: Byron Lewis

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590818X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 2605

With new and updated material this is the second edition of a work which has long been regarded as one of the best introductions to NLP and, in particular, its Language of Communication model, available. It introduces the reader to a remarkable new approach to the study of human communications and therapeutic change.Managers, sales people, consultants, therapists, parents educators - anyone interested in or involved with influential communications and personal change - will benefit from reading this book, which is written in an informal and entertaining style.
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Everyday Math Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071471065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

View: 9846

Say goodbye to dry presentations, gruelling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep, now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know Everyday Math Demystified has everything you need to know about essential mathematics, including arithmetic, ratios, and proportions, working with money, the International System of Units, perimeter and area, graphs, stock returns, square roots, rates of change, and much more.
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Pharmacology Demystified

Author: Mary Kamienski,Jim Keogh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483445

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 1452

There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Pharmacology Demystified covers the practical aspects of pharmacology that you need to master to become a healthcare or nursing professional. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.
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Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 3804

UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO If you've ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it's grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back—then this book is for you! Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide explains how electricity works and shows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house. Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource! Learn how to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits. Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy. And don't let a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system. You'll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy-to-understand book! Learn the basics of electronics--DC/AC, batteries, power supplies, electromagnetics, semiconductors, digital logic, taking electrical measurements, and more Assemble a practical workbench and acquire essential tools for DIY testing and repairs Manage your breaker or fuse box, circuits, and outlets Explore alternative electricity sources such as generators, fuel cells, and solar, wind, and hydro power Learn how your car or truck's electrical system works Successfully set up a hi-fi stereo, TV, or home theater system Resolve problems with interference among wireless devices
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