Delmar and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Release New Titles For Electrical Students

Books Developed as Part of Delmar’s Publishing Partnership with the NJATC

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the publication of two new titles as part of its publishing partnership with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC): AC Theory, 3rd Edition and Building a Foundation in Mathematics, 2nd Edition. The new titles will be used by students in electrical apprenticeship programs around North America.

“These new titles are filled with real-life industry-specific examples and exercises that cater to the electrical field, offering a learning experience that is contextually meaningful and relevant,” said Bobby Person, Acquisitions Editor, Delmar. “Enhanced illustrations and practice problems make these learning tools ideal for students in electrical apprenticeship programs or anyone entering the electrical field.”

AC Theory, 3rd Edition provides electrician apprentices with a thorough introduction to electrical characteristics and circuit construction. Building on the basics established in the study of direct current theory, the book explores the complexities of the more advanced alternating current (AC) theory. It begins with an overview of the primary components of AC circuits, such as resistors, inductors and capacitors, and then introduces new, more complicated topics such as applying AC principles in power generation and generators, parallel and combination circuits, and troubleshooting and evaluation of circuit conditions. Using the same reader-friendly format and practical, real-life examples used in previous editions, this new book also employs enhanced three-dimensional images to help illustrate key concepts. In addition, “technical tips” and side bars throughout the text explain industry practices and trade jargon and offer a true-to-life context for the topics covered, keeping the theory more interesting and applicable.

Building a Foundation in Mathematics, 2nd Edition uses on-the-job scenarios and a straightforward approach to bring to life fundamental mathematical concepts for electrical workers. The new edition begins with thorough coverage of simple topics, like whole numbers and fractions, before delving into more advanced areas like binary numbers and Boolean algebra. A specific focus on the mathematical concepts electrical workers need on the job provides additional value and context, making this book an important resource for anyone looking to develop the mathematical skills necessary in the electrical field.

Delmar is proud to continue working with the NJATC as a publishing partner in the areas of theory, application and code-related materials. As worldwide leaders in electrical training and reference, the NJATC develops and standardizes training for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represent more than 780,000 members working in a wide variety of fields around North America.

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