Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology
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Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology



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The Author of Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology PDF Book

John Bird is the editor of Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology eBook.

Main Contents of Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology


1. Units associated with basic electrical quantities.

2. An introduction to electric circuits.

3. Resistance variation.

4. Chemical effects of electricity.

5. Series and parallel networks.

6. Capacitors and capacitance.

7. Magnetic circuits.

8. Electromagnetism.

9. Electromagnetic induction.

10. Electrical measuring instruments and measurements.

11. Semiconductor diodes.

12. Transistors.

13. D.C. circuit theory.

14. Alternating voltages and currents.

15. Single-phase series a.c. circuits.

16. Single-phase parallel a.c. circuits.

17. Filter networks.

18. D.C. transients.

19. Operational amplifiers.

20. Three-phase systems.

21. Transformers.

22. D.C. machines.

23. Three-phase induction motors.


Preface to Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology PDF Book


Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, 2nd edition introduces the principles which describe the operation of d.c.

and a.c. circuits, covering both steady and transient states, and applies these principles to filter networks (which is new for this edition), operational amplifiers, three-phase supplies, transformers, d.c. machines and three-phase induction motors.

This second edition of the Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology textbook provides coverage of the following:

(i) ‘Electrical and Electronic Principles (National Certificate and National Diploma unit 6) 

(ii) ‘Further Electrical and Electronic Principles’ (National Certificate and National Diploma unit 17)

(iii) ‘Electrical and Electronic Principles’ (Advanced GNVQ unit 7) 

(iv) ‘Further Electrical and Electronic Principles’ (Advanced GNVQ unit 13) 

(v) ‘Electrical Power Technology’ (Advanced GNVQ unit 27) 

(vi) Electricity content of ‘Applied Science and Mathematics for Engineering’ (Intermediate GNVQ unit 4) 

(vii) The theory within ‘Electrical Principles and Applications’ (Intermediate GNVQ unit 6) 

(viii) ‘Telecommunication Principles’ (City & Guilds Technician Diploma in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering)

(ix) Any introductory/Access/Foundation course involving Electrical and Electronic Engineering


The text is set out in three main sections: Part 1, comprising chapters 1 to 12, involves essential Basic Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles, with chapters on electrical units and quantities,

introduction to electric circuits, resistance variation, chemical effects of electricity, series and parallel networks, capacitors and capacitance, magnetic circuits, electromagnetism,

electromagnetic induction, electrical measuring instruments and measurements, semiconductors diodes and transistors. Part 2, comprising chapters 13 to 19, involves Further Electrical and Electronic Principles,

with chapters on d.c. circuit theorems, alternating voltages and currents, single-phase series and parallel networks, filter networks, d.c. transients and operational amplifiers ().

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Part 3, comprising chapters 20 to 23, involves Electrical Power Technology, with chapters on three-phase systems, transformers, d.c. machines and three-phase induction motors.

Each topic considered in the text is presented in a way that assumes in the reader little previous knowledge of that topic (Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology).

Theory is introduced in each chapter by a reasonably brief outline of essential information, definitions, formulae, procedures, etc.The theory is kept to a minimum, for problem solving is extensively used to establish and exemplify the theory.

It is intended that readers will gain real understanding through seeing problems solved and then through solving similar problems themselves (Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology).

‘Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology’ contains over 400 worked problems, together with 340 multi-choice questions (with answers at the back of the Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology book).

Also included are over 420 short answer questions, the answers for which can be determined from the preceding material in that particular chapter, and some 560 further questions,

arranged in 142 Exercises, all with answers, in brackets, immediately following each question; the Exercises appear at regular intervals - every 3 or 4 pages - throughout the text (Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology).

500 line diagrams further enhance the understanding of the theory. All of the problems - multi-choice, short answer and further questions - mirror practical situations found in electrical and electronic engineering.

At regular intervals throughout the text are seven Assignments to check understanding. For example, Assignment 1 covers material contained in chapters 1 to 4, Assignment 2 covers the material contained in chapters 5 to 7, and so on.

These Assignments do not have answers given since it is envisaged that lecturers could set the Assignments for students to attempt as part of their course structure (Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology).

Lecturers’ may obtain a complimentary set of solutions of the Assignments in an Instructor’s Manual available from the publishers via the internet – see below.

A list of relevant formulae are included at the end of each of the three sections of the Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology book. ‘Learning by Example’ is at the heart of Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, 2nd edition. 

John Bird 
University of Portsmouth


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