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Created On: 24 February 2014 04:04 PM
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 24 February 2014 04:04 PM
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Markn1

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Hi All,
I am looking for a book on the basics of Electrical Theory ie; What are Ohms, resistance, inductance, basic circuits, how to calculate resistors and resistance values, voltage drops etc. Maybe even some basic calculations, or problems to solve along the way.
There seems to be a lot of books specialising in the more advanced aspects, but not much for a lamen....
Can anyone offer any advice on what to look for? Which books have helped you?
Thanks
Mark
 24 February 2014 04:16 PM
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rogerg

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Hi Mark,
For a light hearted introduction :-
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/...s-of-electricity.html
or :
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=32121 and see the link
Suggest you browse a few more internet sites and then book yourself on a course at the local college - will be easier to learn in a class.
 24 February 2014 08:56 PM
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adamtaylor

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I agree with 'rogerg', you can learn a lot from good education, although the book dummies is very useful and i can personally recommend that book. I have read that book from beginning to end...

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Adam
 25 February 2014 01:55 PM
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burn

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Try Newnes Electrical Pocket Book. My old college lecturer recommended it to me in 1980.
I still carry it to this day.

burn
 25 February 2014 04:03 PM
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mbirdi

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There's plenty of information on the internet. A couple of examples are as follows:

1. Go to youtube and then type in: what is ohm's law.
2. http://www.electricaltechnology.org/

They're far better than stuffy old books.

Edited: 25 February 2014 at 04:17 PM by mbirdi
 27 February 2014 11:25 AM
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