Electrical Principles 2nd Edition
Peter Phillips
Electrical Principles 3rd Edition
Peter Phillips
ISBN-13: 9780170347969 | ISBN-10: 0170347966
© 2016 | Published |  688  Pages
Previous Editions: 2012

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This third edition of Phillips Electrical Principles continues to use a friendly writing style, range of worked examples and full colour illustrations to make the basic principles easier to understand. Covering the core knowledge component of the current UEE11 Training Package, the aim of this book is to present the information in a way that makes it accessible in terms of how the book is structured, written and illustrated.

With a new focus on sustainable energy, brushless DC motors and the inclusion of student ancillaries, as well as structuring more closely to the knowledge and skills requirements for each competency unit covered, Electrical Principles 3e, is the perfect text designed for student’s enrolled in Electrotechnology training packages at Certificate II and III level.

This bestsellers hallmark feature includes uncomplicated language and excellent use of fully worked examples. With over 800 diagrams, hundreds of worked examples, practice questions and self-check questions, this edition is the most up-to-date text in the market.

The writing style is aimed at Certificate III students while retaining the terminology typically used in the Electrical Trades. As well, the technical content does not break into a level above that of Certificate III. At all times the book uses illustrations integrated with the text to explain a topic.

Supports learning and delivery in:
• UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
• UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)



  • 1. The electric circuit
    2. Voltage sources and effects of an electric current
    3. Ohm’s law
    4. Electrical power
    5. Resistance and resistors
    6. The series circuit
    7. The parallel circuit
    8. The series-parallel circuit
    9. Basic meters
    10. Capacitance
    11. Magnetism and electromagnets
    12. Electromagnetic induction
    13. DC generators
    14. DC motors
    15. AC Fundamentals
    16. Pure R, L or C in an AC circuit
    17. Series combinations of R, L and C
    18. Parallel AC circuits
    19. Single-phase power
    20. Three-phase power
    21. Transformers
    22. Three-phase motors
    23. Single-phase motors
    24. Synchronous machine
    25. Test equipment and batteries

    • Full colour textbook clearly identifies images for visual learners
    • ‘Summing Up’ boxes clearly draw attention to key topics just learnt in that section
    • End of Chapter Summary, Self-Check and Websites further enhance student comprehension of content
    • Robust Instructor package now including solutions manual, workout templates, customisable PowerPoints, artwork and more to make teaching easier
    • New Student Companion Website, including quizzes, additional exercises and more to reinforce learning
    • Covers core knowledge and theoretical concepts associated with Electrotechnology
    • Over 800 diagrams, hundreds of worked examples, practice questions and self-check questions aid to reinforce learning objectives
    • Clear and concise writing style; terminology typically used in the Electrical Trades industry
    • New and expanded content ensuring students are receiving the latest information possible in electro-technology standards
    • Deeper explanations of key topics and trends
    • Expanded coverage of sustainability and emerging technologies to satisfy UEENEEK142A
    • An abundance of new and revised examples and cases
    • More content on renewable energy, estimating, lighting to conform to Australian Building Code, fuel cells, basic soldering, AC to DC and DC to AC
    • Additional online learning content
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  • Peter Phillips began his working life as an apprentice electrical fitter at a large manufacturing plant at Lithgow NSW. After completing his apprenticeship, he spent over eight years working in various power stations, before starting his TAFE NSW teaching career in 1974, where he taught a wide range of electrical subjects in various colleges in NSW. He held numerous teaching and supervisory positions and became involved in curriculum development during the 1990s, when the National Curriculum was being introduced. In 1994, after leaving TAFE NSW, he started a company that offered services ranging from curriculum development to producing training resources.

    He wrote extensively for technical magazines and helped develop various Training Packages. His first textbook, Electrical Fundamentals, was released in 1993, and became a bestseller. It was followed by a series of books for the Electrotechnology industry, with the series winning an award in 1998. The second edition of Electrical Principles won two awards in 2014.

    Peter remains actively connected to the electrical industry. He maintains his connections with
    TAFE NSW and is widely known through his writings and involvement in tertiary education. He is presently undertaking a doctorate at Sydney University.