Automotive Electricity and Electronics eBook (5e) : 9780134074818

Automotive Electricity and Electronics eBook (5e)

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About the book: This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series and is designed to be a two-semester text and covers the fundamental, as well as, the advanced electrical topics taught in all schools and colleges that teach automotive electricity and electronics.

Automotive Electricity and Electronics, 5th Edition, provides complete coverage of the parts, operation, design, and troubleshooting of automotive electricity and electronics systems, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Real examples and full color images throughout the text offer readers a practical approach to the diagnosis and repair of the NATEF tasks for the Automotive Electricity/Electronic Systems (A6) content area. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.

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Table of contents
  • 1.     Service Information, Tools, and Safety
  • 2.     Environmental and Hazardous Materials
  • 3.     Electrical Fundamentals
  • 4.     Electrical Circuits and Ohm’s Law
  • 5.     Series Circuits
  • 6.     Parallel Circuits
  • 7.     Series–Parallel Circuits
  • 8.     Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
  • 9.     Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters
  • 10.  Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
  • 11.  Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing
  • 12.  Capacitance and Capacitors
  • 13.  Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • 14.  Electronic Fundamentals
  • 15.  Computer Fundamentals
  • 16.  CAN and Network Communications
  • 17.  Batteries
  • 18.  Battery Testing and Service
  • 19.  Cranking System
  • 20.  Cranking System Diagnosis and Service
  • 21.  Charging System
  • 22.  Charging System Diagnosis and Service
  • 23.  Lighting and Signaling Circuits
  • 24.  Driver Information and Navigation Systems
  • 25.  Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits
  • 26.  Accessory Circuits
  • 27.  Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits
  • 28.  Audio System Operation and Diagnosis
  • Appendix 1 Sample Electrical (A6) ASE-type Certification Test with Answers
  • Appendix 2 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart
  • Glossary
  • Index
Features & benefits
  • Keep your course current with information on the latest technologies:
    • NEW: New OSHA hazardous chemical labeling requirements are included in Chapter 2.
    • UPDATED: Additional explanations about electrical circuits are included in Chapter 4 to make learning this important topic easier to understand.
    • NEW: New content on three-legged and low profile fuses plus smart junction boxes is included in Chapter 10.
    • NEW: New content on immobiliser systems is included in Chapter 26.     
  • Cover important automotive topics in a student-friendly format:
    • Present topics in short, easy-to-read chapters. Automotive Electricity and Electronics makes teaching and learning easier by breaking the content into small, manageable segments.
    • Explain how to diagnose faults. In addition to explaining how a system works, most chapters include diagnostic procedures and the steps needed to troubleshoot faults.
    • Demonstrate how automotive systems are connected. The theory, construction, diagnosis, and service of a particular component or system are presented together, in one location. All of the information that students need to understand a topic is included when it is presented, so there is no need to search through the book for other references to the same topic.
    • UPDATED: Deliver the most up-to-date standards content. All content in the book has been updated and correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas.
  • Bring the subject to life and facilitate learning:
    • Engaging art programs support today’s visual learner
      • UPDATED: Visualise concepts with full-colour photos and line drawings.  Over 60 new full-colour photos and line drawings are included to make the subject come alive. The photos show the actual parts involved so that the student can view a good or defective part. The line drawings allow the reader to see what is inside a component and how it works.
      • Break a task down using step-by-step photos. Step-by-step photo sequences detail the steps involved in performing a specific task or service procedure.
    • Make reading, studying, and content mastery easier. Every chapter includes bulleted and numbered lists to summarize concepts or the steps in a procedure, while the design for main and sub-headings makes it easier to grasp the scope of the chapter. Finally, each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Questions, and a Quiz.
    • Help students prepare for their professional career
      • The textbook and workbook page numbers are listed in the NATEF correlation guides to make learning and teaching easier.
      • Provide learning goals based on NATEF tasks. Each chapter opens with a list of Learning Objectives based on specific NATEF tasks.
  • Illustrate important concepts using real-world examples:
    • Offer the perspective of a technician and automotive instructor. The author delivers the point-of-view of a technician and automotive instructor rather than an engineer, technical writer, or salesperson.
    • Present real situations:
      • Real World Fix boxes present students with actual service scenarios and show how the problems were diagnosed and repaired.
      • NEW: Case Studies in this edition include the “three Cs” (Complaint, Cause, and Correction) to reflect what is done in the real world in dealers and shops.
    • Alert students to potential safety hazards. Safety Tips alert students to possible hazards on the job.
    • Give practical advice. Tech Tips offer real-world advice from ASE-certified master technicians.
    • Answer Frequently Asked Questions. Based on the author’s own experience, FAQs provide answers to questions often asked by students and beginning service technicians.
  • Guide students through on-the-job situations with practical advice:
    • Give students a greater understanding of a specific task. Notes provide additional technical information.
    • Limit potential damage to the vehicle. Cautions alert students to potential damage to the vehicle that can occur during a specific service procedure.
    • Limit potential harm to the technician. Warnings alert students to potential harm that may occur to the technician during a specific service procedure.      
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