Electrical Engineerig – Maxfield, Bird, Laughton – 1st Edition


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  • 1 An Introduction to Electric Circuits
    1.1 SI units
    1.2 Charge
    1.3 Force
    1.4 Work
    1.5 Power
    1.6 Electrical potential and e.m.f.
    1.7 Resistance and conductance
    1.8 Electrical power and energy
    1.9 Summary of terms, units and their symbols
    1.10 Standard symbols for electrical components
    1.11 Electric current and quantity of electricity
    1.12 Potential difference and resistance
    1.13 Basic electrical measuring instruments
    1.14 Linear and non-linear devices
    1.15 Ohm’s law
    1.16 Multiples and sub-multiples
    1.17 Conductors and insulators
    1.18 Electrical power and energy
    1.19 Main effects of electric current

    2 Resistance and Resistivity
    2.1 Resistance and resistivity
    2.2 Temperature coefficient of resistance

    3 Series and parallel networks
    3.1 Series circuits
    3.2 Potential divider
    3.3 Parallel networks
    3.4 Current division
    3.5 Relative and absolute voltages

    4 Capacitors and Inductors
    4.1 Introduction to capacitors
    4.2 Electrostatic field
    4.3 Electric field strength
    4.4 Capacitance
    4.5 Capacitors
    4.6 Electric flux density
    4.7 Permittivity
    4.8 The parallel plate capacitor
    4.9 Capacitors connected in parallel and series
    4.10 Dielectric strength
    4.11 Energy stored
    4.12 Practical types of capacitor
    4.13 Inductance
    4.14 Inductors
    4.15 Energy stored

    5 D.c. circuit theory
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Kirchhoff’s laws
    5.3 The superposition
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