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Master Index**Chapter 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY**

1.1: Static Electricity

1.2: Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

1.3: What Are Electric Circuits?

1.4: Voltage And Current

1.5: Resistance

1.6: Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

1.7: Conventional Versus Electron Flow**Chapter 2: OHM’S LAW**

2.1 Ohm’s Law – How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

2.2 An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

2.3 Power in Electric Circuits

2.4 Calculating Electric Power

2.5 Resistors

2.6 Nonlinear Conduction

2.7 Circuit Wiring

2.8 Polarity of voltage drops

2.9 Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

Chapter 3: ELECTRICAL SAFETY

3.1 The Importance of Electrical Safety

3.2 Physiological Effects of Electricity

3.3 Shock Current Path

3.4 Ohm’s Law (again!)

3.5 Safe Practices

3.6 Emergency Response

3.7 Common Sources of Hazard

3.8 Safe Circuit Design

3.9 Safe Meter Usage

3.10 Electric Shock Data

Chapter 4: SCIENTIFIC NOTATION AND METRIC PREFIXES

4.1 Scientific Notation

4.2 Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

4.3 Metric Notation

4.4 Metric Prefix Conversions

4.5 Hand Calculator Use

4.6 Scientific Notation in SPICE**Chapter 5: SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS**

5.1 What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

5.2 Simple Series Circuits

5.3 Simple Parallel Circuits

5.4 Conductance

5.5 Power Calculations

5.6 Correct use of Ohm’s Law

5.7 Component Failure Analysis

5.8 Building Simple Resistor Circuits**Chapter 6: DIVIDER CIRCUITS AND KIRCHHOFF’S LAWS**

6.1 Voltage Divider Circuits

6.2 Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

6.3 Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

6.4 Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL)

Chapter 7: SERIES-PARALLEL COMBINATION CIRCUITS

7.1 What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

7.2 Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

7.3 Re-drawing Complex Schematics

7.4 Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

7.5 Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

Chapter 8: DC METERING CIRCUITS

8.1 What is a Meter?

8.2 Voltmeter Design

8.3 Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

8.4 Ammeter Design

8.5 Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

8.6 Ohmmeter Design

8.7 High Voltage Ohmmeters

8.8 Multimeters

8.9 Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

8.10 Bridge Circuits

8.11 Wattmeter Design

8.12 Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

Chapter 9: ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS

9.1 Analog and Digital Signals

9.2 Voltage Signal Systems

9.3 Current Signal Systems

9.4 Tachogenerators