DC and AC Electricity Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 1 July 2016)

The following material are websites and books that can be used for further study in the area of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electricity.

General electricity

Websites

Electric Charge - Overview of charges, including history, from Wikipedia free encyclopedia

How Electricity Works - Animated guide

What is Electricity? - Overview of subject from electrical engineer

Electric charge and Coulomb's law - From Boston University lecture notes

Basic Electronics Tutorials - Tutorials on various electronics topics from the UK

DC electricity

Websites

DC Circuit Examples - Diagrams from Hyperphysics

DC Circuits - Department of Physics, University of Guelph

Direct Current description - Simple illustrations of DC

Electricity - Difference between AC and DC

AC electricity

Websites

Elements of AC Electricity - Basic electronics tutorial site

Alternating Current - Overview of AC

Electrical Generator - AC or DC - Java animation of generator (may take a long time to load)

Circuits

Websites

A Little History About Ohm - Short history

Ohm's Law - Explanation, including an Ohm's Law calculator

Basic Electrical Laws - Includes circuit theory

Electrical Circuit Formulae - High level equations for problem solving

Electrical Grounding- Information on grounding systems for buildings

World voltages

Websites

Plug, socket & voltage by country - WolrdStandards.eu

Mains electricity by country - Wikipedia

Utility frequency - Wikipedia

Guide to International Travel With Electrical Appliances - Good information from Lewis N. Clark

World Electricity Standards - Plug and socket types

Home wiring

Websites

Wiring Your Home - Do-It-Yourself site

Wire It Yourself

Books

The Complete Guide to Home Wiring by Black & Decker; Creative Publishing International; (2001) \$24.95 - How to do electrical repairs, improvements, and wiring and rewiring projects

Summary

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