Electrical Principles,
4th Edition

Peter Phillips

ISBN-13: 9780170423670
Copyright 2019 | Published
688 pages | List Price: USD $83.75

Electrical Principles includes more than 800 diagrams and hundreds of examples, as well as practice questions and self-check questions to make the basic principles easier for you to understand. Full-colour illustrations are combined with the text to help explain important topics. It covers information about the current UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package and the new AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules. Supports learning 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 circuit
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 machines
25. Test equipment and batteries

  • Peter Phillips

    Peter Phillips began his working life as an apprentice electrical fitter at a large manufacturing plant in 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. 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.

  • References AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules): the latest standards essential to training and assessment for electrical installations

  • NEW content on magnetostriction, automotive alternators, DC generators principles, three-phase power generators and alternators

  • REVISED content on oscilloscope and EXPANDED content on lithium-ion batteries and emerging battery technologies, and safety information

  • New instructional videos. Available within MindTap only, these 18 locally produced videos help you illustrate difficult principles or abstract concepts before students attend their lessons

  • New worksheets - Instructors can customise these worksheets for assessments or extension activities to help students master the key concepts, and help institutions support the volume of assessment

  • Revised mapping grid assists lesson planning and delivery of training

  • The hallmark features of this bestselling resource include uncomplicated language and excellent use of fully worked examples. With more than 800 diagrams, hundreds of worked examples, practice questions and self-check questions, this edition is the most up-to-date text in the market

  • Covering the core knowledge components of the current UEE11 Training Package, this textbook is structured, written and illustrated to present the information in a way that makes it accessible to students

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