Electricity Demystified Second Edition

Electricity Demystified  Second Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071775359
Year 2012-03-20
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Electricity Demystified 2E

Electricity Demystified  2E Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071775342
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD  2nd Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071794343
Year 2013-01-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Electronics Demystified Second Edition

Electronics Demystified  Second Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071768085
Year 2011-10-28
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Physics Demystified

Physics Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 0071412123
Year 2002-03-22
Pages 599
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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

Databases DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Databases DeMYSTiFieD  2nd Edition Author Andy Oppel
ISBN-10 9780071748001
Year 2010-10-22
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Learning DATABASE fundamentals just got a whole lot EASIER! Now you can design, build, and manage a fully functional database with ease. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Databases Demystified, Second Edition gives you the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers methods that can be used with any database, including Microsoft Access, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle. You'll learn about relational database components, database queries, SQL, the database life cycle, logical database design using normalization, and physical database design. Data and process modeling, database security, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), and XML are also covered. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll find out how to: Create and run database queries using the forms-based query tool in Microsoft Access Write SQL statements and queries Use entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) for data modeling Design physical tables Connect databases to users, computer systems, and applications Secure database data Handle cursor processing, transaction management, and performance tuning Integrate XML documents and objects into databases Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Databases Demystified, Second Edition is your self-paced guide to learning universal database concepts.

The Electrician s Trade Demystified

The Electrician s Trade Demystified Author David Herres
ISBN-10 9780071818872
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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"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"--

Physics DeMYSTiFieD Second Edition

Physics DeMYSTiFieD  Second Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 0071744517
Year 2010-12-06
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Understanding PHYSICS just got a whole lot EASIER! Stumped trying to make sense of physics? Here's your solution. Physics Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering classical physics, including mass, force, motion, momentum, work, energy, and power, as well as the temperature and states of matter. Electricity, magnetism, and electronics are discussed as are waves, particles, space, and time. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Scientific notation, units, and constants Newton's laws of motion Kirchhoff's laws Alternating current and semiconductors Optics Relativity theory Simple enough for a beginner, but detailed enough for an advanced student, Physics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this challenging and diverse subject. It's also the perfect resource to prepare you for higher-level physics classes and college placement tests.

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics 5th Edition

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics  5th Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071741354
Year 2011-06-17
Pages 752
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide. Updated for the latest technological trends: Wireless Systems Fiber Optics Lasers Space Communications Mechatronics Comprehensive coverage includes: Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis * Resistors * Cells and Batteries * Magnetism * Inductance * Capacitance * Phase * Inductive and Capacitive Reactance * Impedance and Admittance * Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance * Transformers and Impedance Matching * Semiconductors * Diode Applications * Power Supplies * Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors * Amplifiers and Oscillators * Digital and Computer Basics * Antennas for RF Communications * Integrated Circuits * Electron Tubes * Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation * Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals * Advanced Communications Systems Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Circuit Analysis Demystified

Circuit Analysis Demystified Author David McMahon
ISBN-10 0071510869
Year 2007-05-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Everyday Math Demystified

Everyday Math Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071471060
Year 2004-06-25
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

Pre Calculus Demystified

Pre Calculus Demystified Author Rhonda Huettenmueller
ISBN-10 9780071469562
Year 2005-02-04
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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.

PCI Bus Demystified

PCI Bus Demystified Author Doug Abbott
ISBN-10 0080473687
Year 2004-05-17
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Newnes
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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

Geometry DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Geometry DeMYSTiFieD  2nd Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071756273
Year 2011-05-13
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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A new ANGLE to learning GEOMETRY Trying to understand geometry but feel like you're stuck in another dimension? Here's your solution. Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with two dimensions, reviewing points, lines, angles, and distances, then covers triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and the Cartesian plane. The book goes on to discuss three dimensions, explaining surface area, volume, vectors, Cartesian three-space, alternative coordinates, hyperspace, and warped space. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Plane geometry and solid geometry Using a drafting compass and straight edge Solving pairs of equations Working with vectors in three-space Polar coordinates Cartesian n-space Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this fundamental mathematics subject.

Digital Electronics Demystified

Digital Electronics Demystified Author Myke Predko
ISBN-10 0071471243
Year 2005-01-11
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The field of teaching digital electronics has not changed significantly in the past 20 years. Many of the same books that first became available in the late 1970s and early 1980s are still being used as basic texts. In the 20+ years since these were written, the basic rules have not changed, but they do not provide strong links to modern electronics including CMOS logic, Programmable Logic Devices and microprocessor/microcontroller interfacing. Courses teaching introductory digital electronics will fill in the missing areas of information for students, but neither the instructors nor students have resources to explain modern technology and interfaces. One assumption made by all the standard texts is that experimenting with digital electronics cannot be done easily - in the proposed book, “digital guru” Myke Predko will show how readers can set up their own apparatus for experimenting with digital electronics for less than $10.