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Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Seventh Edition
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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Electricity
The Electron Theory
Static Electricity
Units of Electricity
Theory of Magnetism
Magnetic Devices
Methods of Producing Voltage
Electromagnetic Induction
2. Applications of Ohm's Law
Ohm's Law
Types of Circuits
Solving Series Circuits
Solving Parallel Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits
Kirchhoff's Laws
Solution of a Resistance Bridge Circuit
Practical Applications of Ohm's Law
3. Aircraft Storage Batteries
Dry Cells and Batteries
Lead-Acid Storage Batteries
Lead-Acid Battery Maintenance Procedures
Battery Ratings
Nickel-Cadmium Storage Batteries
Nickel-Cadmium Battery Maintenance Procedures
Installation of Aircraft Batteries
4. Electric Wire and Wiring Practices
Characteristics of Electric Wire
Requirements for Open Wiring
Electrical Conduit
Connecting Devices
Bonding and Shielding
Wire Identification
5. Alternating Current
Definition and Characteristics
Impedance
Polyphase AC Circuits
Alternating Current and the Airplane
6. Electrical Control Devices
Switches
Circuit-Protection Devices
Resistors
Capacitors
Inductors
Transformers
Diodes and Rectifiers
Transistors
Other Solid-State Devices
Printed Circuit Boards
Cathode-Ray Tube
Flat Panel Displays
7. Digital Electronics
The Digital Signal
Digital Numerology
Binary Code Systems
Logic Gates
Integrated Circuits
Common Logic Circuit Functions
Microprocessors
Computer Operations
Data Bus Standards
ARINC 664 Data Bus
Troubleshooting Digital Circuits
8. Electric Measuring Instruments
Meter Movements
The Ammeter
The Voltmeter
The Ohmmeter
AC Measuring Instruments
The Multimeter
Digital Meters
The Oscilloscope
9. Electric Motors
Motor Theory
Motor Design
AC Motors
Inspection and Maintenance of Motors
10. Generators and Related Control Circuits
Generator Theory
DC Generator Construction
Starter-Generators
Generator Control
Generator Inspection, Service, and Repair
11. Alternators, Inverters, and Related Controls
AC Generation
Alternator Control
AC Generators-AC Alternators
Inverters
Variable-Speed Constant-Frequency Power Systems
12. Power Distribution Systems
Requirements for Power Distribution Systems
Main Power Distribution Systems
Power Distribution on Composite Aircraft
Very Light Jet Electrical Power Systems
Large-Aircraft Electrical Systems
13. Design and Maintenance of Aircraft Electrical Systems
Requirements for Electrical Systems
Aircraft Lights
Large-Aircraft Electrical Systems
Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Electrical Systems
14. Radio Theory
Radio Waves
Amplifiers
Functions of a Transmitter
Receivers
15. Communication and Navigation Systems
Communications
Navigation Systems
Installation of Avionics Equipment
Antennas
16. Weather Warning and Other Safety Systems
Radar
Digital Airborne Weather Radar Systems
Radar Maintenance
Lightning Detection
Aviation Satellite Weather
Ground Proximity Warning Systems
Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
17. Instruments and Autoflight Systems
RPM-Measuring Instruments
Temperature Indicators
Synchro Systems
Fuel-Quantity Indicators
Electromechanical Flight Instruments
Electronic Flight Systems
Automatic Flight Control Systems
Typical Automatic Pilot and Flight Control System
The Boeing B-757 Flight Management System
Appendix
Glossary
Index
Study Guide follows Index

About the Author

Thomas K. Eismin is a professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University, and has been teaching at Purdue since 1977. He holds several Federal Aviation Administration certifications, including Inspection Authorization, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Designated Mechanic Examiner, and Private Pilot with instrument and lighter-than-air ratings. Professor Eismin is author of previous editions of Aircraft Electricity and Electronics.

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