Here is the "Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses"
in its entirety. It should provide one of the Internet's best resources for people seeking
a basic electricity course - complete with examples worked out. See
Table of Contents. • U.S. Government Printing Office; 1945 - 618779
Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses
Introduction by Kirt Blattenberger
In January of 1945, my father-in-law, Marlet Goodwin, enlisted in the Merchant Marines
and spent two years working in the "belly of the beast" in the engine rooms of the ships
on which he sailed. He recently passed on to me some of the training manuals that he
received while in the Merchant Marines and later while in the Naval Reserves. Some of
the information contained in those manuals are amazingly detailed - both for mechanical
and electrical systems. Since the basics have not changed much over the past 70 years,
I thought it might be useful to make some of the content available here.
are considered to be in the public domain, and may be freely redistributed so long as
credit is given*. Accordingly, I have undertaken the task of scanning
and publishing the content of the Electricity basics course here. Other manuals will
be added as time permits. The time consumed in doing so is extensive. Each page was scanned
once to do an optical character recognition (OCR) processing on it, and then again to
obtain the images (OCR tries to interpret images as text and makes a real mess there).
Although anyone may freely copy a government publication, no one may copy my version
of the publication of it. If you want to publish content from the manuals, you must scan
your own images and create your own duplicate text. However, I welcome anyone to print
out these complete pages for use in self-study, or even as part of a classroom course
- just be sure to give proper credit.
Here is the "Electricity - Basic Navy Training Courses" (NAVPERS 10622) in its entirety
(or will be eventually). It should provide one of the Internet's best resources for people
seeking a basic electricity course - complete with examples worked out (links to quizzes
at end of chapters).
Electricity - Basic
Navy Training Courses
This book is intended as a basic reference for all enlisted men of the Navy whose
duties require them to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
Such a knowledge is of especial importance to those men in the Seamen Branch, Artificer
Branch, and Engine Room Force who are responsible for the operation, maintenance, and
repair of electrical equipment. Whether the job involves work on fire control apparatus,
radios, steering gear, or motors and generators, the technician should be thoroughly
familiar with the basic theory underlying the operation of the mechanism.
Beginning with a broad picture of the electrical constituents of matter, the book
proceeds with a discussion of static electricity, electricity in motion, and electrical
circuits. It explains the uses of Ohm's Law, and the Power Equation, and makes applications
of formulas involving Kirchhoff’s Laws.
Emphasis is placed on various types of circuits-series, parallel, and series-parallel-and
on the theory of induction as applied to electrical apparatus. The essentials of generators
and motors are fully explained. The closing chapters include discussions on vacuum tubes,
transformers, and electrical measuring devices.
As one of several basic NAVY TRAINING COURSES, this book was prepared in the Training
Courses Section, Standards and Curriculum Division, Training, Bureau of Naval Personnel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 Static Electricity
3 Electricity in Motion - Current
4 The Electrical Circuit
6 Ohm's Law
7 Electrical Power
8 Series Circuits
9 Parallel Circuits
10 Series-Parallel Circuits
15 D-C motors
16 A-C Motors
17 A-C Circuits
18 Electrical Meters
19 Vacuum Tubes
21 Electrical Machines
TABLE I & TABLE II
Relevant excerpt from the www.cendi.gov website.
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