Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series
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Module 1 - Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current
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By enrolling in this self-study course, you have demonstrated a desire to improve
yourself and the Navy. Remember, however, this self-study course is only one part
the total Navy training program. Practical experience, schools, selected reading,
and your desire to succeed are also necessary to successfully round out a fully
meaningful training program.
Course Overview: To introduce the student to the subject Circuit Protection,
Control, and Measurement who needs such a background in accomplishing daily work
and/or in preparing for further study.
The Course: This self-study course is organized into subject matter areas, each
containing learning objectives to help you determine what you should learn along
with text and illustrations to help you understand the information. The subject
matter reflects day-to-day requirements and experiences personnel in the rating
or skill area. It also reflects guidance provided by Enlisted Community Managers
(ECMs) and other senior personnel, technical references, instructions, etc., and
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1998 Edition Prepared by
FCC(SW) James L. Hicks
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center
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Table of Contents
Direct Current Generators ........................................................................................
2. Direct Current Motors
3. Alternating Current Generators
4. Alternating Current Motors
I. Glossary ...................................................................................................................
Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series
The Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) was developed for
use by personnel in many electrical- and electronic-related Navy ratings. Written
by, and with the advice , senior technicians in these ratings, this series provides
beginners with fundamental electrical and electronic concepts through self-study.
The presentation this series is not oriented to any specific rating structure, but
is divided into modules containing related information organized into traditional
The series is designed to give small amounts information that can be easily digested
before advancing further into the more complex material. For a student just becoming
acquainted with electricity or electronics, it is highly recommended that the modules
be studied in their suggested sequence. While there is a listing NEETS by module
title, the following brief descriptions give a quick overview how the individual
modules flow together.
Module 1, Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current, introduces The Course with a short history electricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics
matter, energy, and direct current (dc). It also describes some the general safety
precautions and first-aid procedures that should be common knowledge for a person
working in the field electricity. Related safety hints are located throughout the
rest the series, as well.
Module 2, Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers, is an introduction
to alternating current (ac) and transformers, including basic ac theory and fundamentals
electromagnetism, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and transformers.
Module 3, Introduction to Circuit Protection, Control, and Measurement, encompasses
circuit breakers, fuses, and current limiters used in circuit protection, as well
as the theory and use meters as electrical measuring devices.
Module 4, Introduction to Electrical Conductors, Wiring Techniques, and Schematic
Reading, presents conductor usage, insulation used as wire covering, splicing, termination
wiring, soldering, and reading electrical wiring diagrams.
Module 5, Introduction to Generators and Motors, is an introduction to generators
and motors, and covers the uses ac and dc generators and motors in the conversion
electrical and mechanical energies.
Module 6, Introduction to Electronic Emission, Tubes, and Power Supplies, ties
the first five modules together in an introduction to vacuum tubes and vacuum-tube
Module 7, Introduction to Solid-State Devices and Power Supplies, is similar
to module 6, but it is in reference to solid-state devices.
Module 8, Introduction to Amplifiers, covers amplifiers.
Module 9, Introduction to Wave-Generation and Wave-Shaping Circuits, discusses
wave generation and wave-shaping circuits.
Module 10, Introduction to Wave Propagation, Transmission Lines, and Antennas,
presents the characteristics wave propagation, transmission lines, and antennas.
Module 11, Microwave Principles, explains microwave oscillators, amplifiers,
Module 12, Modulation Principles, discusses the principles modulation.
Module 13, Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits, presents the fundamental
concepts number systems, Boolean algebra, and logic circuits, all which pertain
to digital computers.
Module 14, Introduction to Microelectronics, covers microelectronics technology
and miniature and microminiature circuit repair.
Module 15, Principles Synchros, Servos, and Gyros, provides the basic principles,
operations, functions, and applications synchro, servo, and gyro mechanisms.
Module 16, Introduction to Test Equipment, is an introduction to some the more
commonly used test equipments and their applications.
Module 17, Radio-Frequency Communications Principles, presents the fundamentals
a radio- frequency communications system.
Module 18, Radar Principles, covers the fundamentals a radar system.
Module 19, The Technician's Handbook, is a handy reference commonly used general
information, such as electrical and electronic formulas, color coding, and naval
supply system data.
Module 20, Master Glossary, is the glossary terms for the series.
Module 21, Test Methods and Practices, describes basic test methods and practices.
Module 22, Introduction to Digital Computers, is an introduction to digital computers.
Module 23, Magnetic Recording, is an introduction to the use and maintenance
magnetic recorders and the concepts recording on magnetic tape and disks.
Module 24, Introduction to Fiber Optics, is an introduction to fiber optics.
Embedded questions are inserted throughout each module, except for modules 19
and 20, which are reference books. If you have any difficulty in answering any The Questions, restudy the applicable section.
Although an attempt has been made to use simple language, various technical words
and phrases have necessarily been included. Specific terms are defined in Module
20, Master Glossary.
Considerable emphasis has been placed on illustrations to provide a maximum amount
information. In some instances, a knowledge basic algebra may be required.
Assignments are provided for each module, with the exceptions Module 19, The
Technician's Handbook; and Module 20, Master Glossary. Course descriptions and ordering
information are in NAVEDTRA 12061, Catalog Nonresident Training Courses.
Throughout the text this course and while using technical manuals associated
with the equipment you will be working on, you will find the below notations at
the end some paragraphs. The notations are used to emphasize that safety hazards
exist and care must be taken or observed.
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The text pages that you are to study are listed at the beginning each assignment.
Study these pages carefully before attempting to answer The Questions. Pay close
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objectives state what you should be able to do after studying the material. Answering
The Questions correctly helps you accomplish the objectives.
Selecting Your Answers
Read each question carefully, then select the BEST answer. You may refer freely
to the text. The answers must be the result your own work and decisions. You are
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to anyone else taking The Course.
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NEETS Module 5
Introduction to Generators and Motors
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NETPDTC 1550/41 (Rev 4-00)
||Matter, Energy, and Direct Current
||- Alternating Current and Transformers
||Circuit Protection, Control, and Measurement
||Electrical Conductors, Wiring Techniques,
and Schematic Reading
||Generators and Motors
||Electronic Emission, Tubes, and Power Supplies
||Solid-State Devices and Power Supplies
||Wave-Generation and Wave-Shaping Circuits
||Wave Propagation, Transmission Lines, and
||Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits
||- Introduction to Microelectronics
||Principles of Synchros, Servos, and
||Introduction to Test Equipment
||Radio-Frequency Communications Principles
||The Technician's Handbook, Master Glossary
||Test Methods and Practices
||Introduction to Digital Computers
||Introduction to Fiber Optics
|Note: Navy Electricity and Electronics Training
Series (NEETS) content is U.S. Navy property in the public domain.