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A-B-C of Electricity {Free eBook}

A-B-C of Electricity {Free eBook}
Do you have a student with an electronic interest? Feed the fire with this “first” book of electricity! A-B-C of Electricity by William H. Meadowcroft covers the basics in a way that is easy to understand. And, the book had the endorsement of one who (at least at the time it was written) should know:

DEAR SIR:

I have read the MS. of your “A-B-C of Electricity,” and find that the statements you have made therein are correct. Your treatment of the subject, and arrangement of the matter, have impressed me favorably.

Yours truly,

THOS. A. EDISON

 

A-B-C of Electricity outlines the science behind electricity for ages 14 and up. The concepts presented are illustrated with the inventions of the time and include:

  • Basic definitions such as volt, ampere, and ohm.
  • Magnetism.
  • The telegraph and Morse code.
  • Wireless telegraphy.
  • The telephone and induction coils, transmitters, and receivers.
  • Electric light and incandescent lamps.
  • Switches.
  • Electric power and dynamos.
  • Motors and batteries.

By understanding the concepts presented and how they were used in the inventions mentioned above, the reader will have an excellent foundation on which to build.

Great first look — and it is free!

Free eBook

 

Additional Resources

Edison’s Incandescent Light Bulb: A Unit StudyEdison’s Incandescent Light Bulb: A Unit Study
Resources for investigating the light bulb.

The Telephone: A Unit Study
Resources for investigating the telephone.

Free Science Studies: Michael Faraday & Electricity
Faraday’s contribution. Also includes the history of the development of our understanding of electricity.

Free Science Studies: Samuel Morse & the Telegraph
Resources for investigating the telegraph and Morse code.

Marconi’s Wireless Telegraphy: A Unit Study
Resources for investigating wireless telegraphy.

 

Activities

4 Useful Science Projects from Edison {Free Downloads}
Experiment!

5 Ways to Develop an Electronic Interest
Step-by-step recommendations from those who have been there.

Full Electronics Course {Free}
For the serious student!

 

Books

A-B-C of Electricity by William H. MeadowcroftA-B-C of Electricity {Free eBook}
Reliable paperback version for those interested.

Electricity for the 4-H Scientist {Free eBook}
A beginner’s course that would make a great next step.

The Study of Elementary Electricity & Magnetism {Free eBook}
Course of study with over 200 experiments for the next step.