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Recommended Books

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“Delmar’s Standard Textbook of Electricity” has to be one of the best textbooks I have ever read. Explanations are lucid with plenty of examples. I only found one error in the entire book. [Reviewer: Sparky]

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians” – A good refresher if you’ve forgotten your high school math. The book covers everything from basic math all the way up to trigonometry, vectors and base number systems, all very well explained. I hadn’t used trigonometry at all since high school and I found the explanations and examples excellent.[Reviewer: Sparky]

The next four items are videos that are optional videos that go along with “Delmar’s Standard Textbook of Electricity” – Watching these videos is helpful. First watch each one without pausing just to get concepts. Then re-watch and pause/back-up to follow along in detail and see if you can anticipate the answers when a circuit problem is solved. It works! The animations are helpful as are the demonstrations and other types of lessons. [Reviewer: Sparky]

“Electrical Theory: DC” DVD#1

“Electrical Theory: AC” DVD #2

“Electrical Theory: Three-Phase Circuits and Electrical Machines” DVD#3

“Electrical Theory: Single-Phase Transformers & Electrical Machines” DVD#4

Fundamentals of Lighting” [FOL-09] by Illumination Engineering Society (IES)FOL-09-LG
Although this book lists for $115, with a student membership ($20), you can purchase the book for $81, thus saving $14 on the purchase.
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Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World
Once you start reading this fascinating historical story, you will have a hard time putting down the book. It is very easy fascinating reading, yet quite informative as well. For some odd reason Tesla is not mentioned at all in the book, but his story is worth a book on its own. [Reviewer: Sparky]

“Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics
Understanding schematics can save you time and money and make any electronics task easier to accomplish. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly view reading schematic diagrams as complex and difficult. But as Traister and Lisk explain in this practical guide, learning to interpret the symbols, component designations and interconnections, found on most schematic diagrams can actually be quite simple. [Book not reviewed by Electricity Club members as yet]