Lessons in Electric Circuits
This is a lengthy and fairly advanced 'course' on DC electrical theory for those of you who want this in-depth knowledge. We are NOT suggesting that it is necessary for the average home-owner with (or wanting) a solar/wind/hydro system to read or understand all this content.
For those of you interested in basic theory (the "average" home-owner), we recommend the book "Understanding Renewable Energy Systems".
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Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY
- Chapter 2: OHM'S LAW
- Chapter 3: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
- Chapter 4: SCIENTIFIC NOTATION AND METRIC PREFIXES
- Chapter 5: SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS
- Chapter 6: DIVIDER CIRCUITS AND KIRCHHOFF'S LAWS
- Chapter 7: SERIES-PARALLEL COMBINATION CIRCUITS
- Chapter 8: DC METERING CIRCUITS
- Chapter 9: ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS
- Chapter 10: DC NETWORK ANALYSIS
- Chapter 11: BATTERIES AND POWER SYSTEMS
- Chapter 12: THE PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS
- Chapter 13: CAPACITORS
- Chapter 14: MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
- Chapter 15: INDUCTORS
- Chapter 16: RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS
- Appendix 1: ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Appendix 2: CONTRIBUTOR LIST
- Appendix 3: DESIGN SCIENCE LICENSE
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