Petruzella's Electricity for the Trades is an affordable resource for students in Electricity/Electrician programs, and other trades areas requiring coursework in basic electricity. Having worked as both a tradesman and classroom instructor, author Frank Petruzella provides a uniquely practical, hands-on approach to learning electrical fundamentals, with a wealth of applications and procedures apprentices will be using in their work. This preliminary volume starts with coverage of key background topics, with an emphasis on safety and tools of the trade; and then moves into DC and AC circuit essentials. Inductance and capacitance are covered in an applied way, preparing students for subsequent work with motors and generators. The text contains a wealth of illustrations and worked examples related directly to trades-oriented work. An Instructor Productivity Center CD-ROM, free to adopters, provides comprehensive instructional PowerPoint lessons for all chapter topics; additional chapter test questions prepared in EZTest; worked-out solutions to all chapter problems; and a link to the eInstruction Classroom Performance System for in-class quizzing, review and classroom management.