Automotive Electricity & Electronics Classroom Manual “Today’s Technician, Volume 1” Fifth Edition by Barry Hollembeak pdf.
Automotive Electricity and Electronics Classroom Manual “Today’s Technician, Volume 1 by Barry Hollembeak pdf.
Today’s Technician_ Automotive Electricity and Electronics Classroom and Shop Manual Pack (Today’s Technician_ Automotive Electricity & Electronics) book.
Preface of Automotive Electricity & Electronics Classroom Manual book:
Thanks to the support the Today’s TechnicianTM series has received from those who teach automotive technology, Delmar Cengage Learning, the leader in automotive related textbooks, is able to live up to its promise to provide new editions of the series every few years. We have listened and responded to our critics and our fans and present this new updated and revised fifth edition. By revising this series on a regular basis, we can respond to changes in the industry, changes in technology, changes in the certification process, and to the ever-changing needs of those who teach automotive technology.
We also listened to instructors when they said something was missing or incomplete in the last edition. We responded to those and the results are included in this fifth edition. The Today’s TechnicianTM series, by Delmar Cengage, features textbooks that cover all mechanical and electrical systems of automobiles and light trucks. Principally the individual titles correspond to the certification areas for 2009 areas of ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification.
Additional titles include remedial skills and theories common to all of the certification areas and advanced or specific subject areas that reflect the latest technological trends. Th is new edition, like the last, was designed to give students a chance to develop the same skills and gain the same knowledge that today’s successful technician has. Th is edition also reflects the changes in the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2008.
The purpose of NATEF is to evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE. Programs can earn ASEcertification upon the recommendation of NATEF. NATEF’s national standards reflect the skills that students must master. ASE certification through NATEF evaluation ensures that certified training programs meet or exceed industry-recognized, uniform standards of excellence.
The technician of today and for the future must know the underlying theory of all automotive systems and be able to service and maintain those systems. Dividing the material into two volumes, a Classroom Manual and a Shop Manual, provides the reader with the information needed to begin a successful career as an automotive technician without interrupting the learning process by mixing cognitive and performance learning objectives into one volume. Th e design of Delmar’s Today’s TechnicianTM series was based on features that are known to promote improved student learning. Th e design was further enhanced by a careful study of survey results, in which the respondents were asked to value particular features. Some of these features can be found in other textbooks, while others are unique to this series.
Each Classroom Manual contains the principles of operation for each system and subsystem. The Classroom Manual also contains discussions on design variations of key components used by the diff erentvehicle manufacturers. It also looks into emerging technologies that will be standard or optional features in the near future. Th is volume is organized to build upon basic facts and theories. Th e primary objective of this volume is to allow the reader to gain an understanding of how each system and subsystem operates. Th is understanding is necessary to diagnose the complex automobiles of today and tomorrow. Although the basics contained in the Classroom Manual provide the knowledge needed for diagnostics, diagnostic procedures appear only in the Shop Manual. An understanding of the underlying theories is also a requirement for competence in the skill areas covered in the Shop Manual.
A coil ring—bound Shop Manual covers the “how-to’s.” Th is volume includes step-by-step instructions for diagnostic and repair procedures. Photo Sequences are used to illustrate some of the common service procedures. Other common procedures are listed and are accompanied with fi ne line drawings and photos that allow the reader to visualize and conceptualize the fi nest details of the procedure. Th is volume also contains the reasons for performing the procedures, as well as when that particular service is appropriate.
The two volumes are designed to be used together and are arranged in corresponding chapters. Not only are the chapters in the volumes linked together, the contents of the chapters are also linked. Th is linking of content is evidenced by marginal callouts that refer the reader to the chapter and page that the same topic is addressed in the other volume. Th is feature is valuable to instructors. Without this feature, users of other two-volume textbooks must search the index or table of contents to locate supporting information in the other volume. Th is is not only cumbersome, but also creates additional work for an instructor when planning the presentation of material and when making reading assignments. It is also valuable to the students, with the page references they also know exactly where to look for supportive information.
Both volumes contain clear and thoughtfully selected illustrations. Many of which are original drawings or photos specially prepared for inclusion in this series. Th is means that the art is a vital part of each textbook and not merely inserted to increase the numbers of illustrations. Th e page layout, used in the series, is designed to include information that would otherwise break up the fl ow of information presented to the reader. Th e main body of the text includes all of the “need-to-know” information and illustrations. In the wide side margins of each page are many of the special features of the series. Items that are truly “nice-to-know” information such as simple examples of concepts just introduced in the text, explanations or definitions of terms that are not defined in the text, examples of common trade jargon used to describe a part or operation, and exceptions to the norm are explained in the text. Th is type of information is placed in the margin, out of the normal fl ow of information. Many textbooks attempt to include this type of information and insert it in the main body of text; this tends to interrupt the thought process and cannot be pedagogically justifi ed. By placing this information off to the side of the main text, the reader can select when to refer to it.
Highlights of this Edition—Classroom Manual
Upon opening the covers of the 5th Edition of Today’s Technician Automotive Electricity and Electronics, you will immediately notice the use of colored photos and illustrations that greatly enhance the visual quality of the text and the learning experience of the student. Th e text layout has also been improved for easier reader comprehension.
Not only does the textbook have a fresh look, the text of the 5th Edition was updated throughout to include the latest developments. Although chapter 16 covers details associated with alternate powered vehicles, all pertinent information about hybrid vehicles is included in the main text that concerns relative topics. For example, the discussion of batteries in Chapter 5 includes coverage of HEV batteries and ultra-capacitors. Chapter 6 now includes AC motor principles and the operation of the integrated starter/generator. Chapter 7 includes the HEV charging system including regenerative braking and the DC/DC converter.
The flow of basic electrical to more complex electronic systems has been maintained. Rearrangement of chapters has been utilized to enhance this fl ow and reduce redundancy.
Chapter 1 introduces the student to the automotive electrical and electronic systems with a general overview. Th is chapter emphasizes the interconnectivity of systems in today’s vehicles, and describes the purpose and location of the subsystems, as well as the major components of the system and subsystems. Th e goal of this chapter is to establish a basic understanding for students to base their learning on. All systems and subsystems that are discussed in detail later in the text are introduced and their primary purpose described. Th e second chapter covers the underlying basic theories of electricity and now includes discussion of Kirchoff ’s laws. Th is is valuable to the student and the instructor because it covers the theories that other textbooks assume the reader knows. All related basic electrical theories are covered in this chapter.
Chapter 3 applies those theories to the operation of electrical and electronic components, and Chapter 4 covers wiring and the proper use of wiring diagrams. Emphasis is on using the diagrams to determine how the system works and how to use the diagram to isolate the problem. The chapters that follow cover the major components of automotive electrical and electronic systems, such as batteries, starting systems and motor designs, charging systems, and basic lighting systems. This is followed by chapters that detail the functions of the body computer, input components, and vehicle communication networks. From here the student is guided into specific systems that utilize computer functions.
Current electrical and electronic systems are used as examples throughout the text. Most of these systems are discussed in detail. This includes computer-controlled interior and exterior lighting, night vision, adaptive lights, instrumentation, and electrical/electronic accessories. Coverage includes intelligent wiper, immobilizer, and adaptive cruise control systems to name a few. Chapter 15 details the passive restraint systems currently used.
Highlights of this Edition—Shop Manual
Like the Classroom Manual, the Shop Manual has a new layout with color photographs and illustrations. The Shop Manual was updated to match current trends. Service information related to the new topics covered in the Classroom Manual is included in this manual. In addition, several new photo sequences were added. Th e purpose of these detailed photos is to show students what to expect when they perform the same procedure. They also help familiarize students with a system or type of equipment they may not be able to encounter at their school. Although the main purpose of the textbook is not to prepare someone to successfully pass an ASE exam, all the information required to do so is included in the textbook.
To stress the importance of safe work habits, Chapter 1 is dedicated to safety, and has been updated to include general HEV safety. As with the Classroom Manual, HEV system diagnosis is included within the main text. Th is provides the student with knowledge of safe system diagnosing procedures so they know what to expect as they further their training in this area. Included in this chapter are common shop hazards, safe shop practices, safety equipment, and the legislation concerning and the safe handling of hazardous materials and wastes.
Chapter 2 covers special tools and procedures. Th is chapter now includes the use of isolation meters and expanded coverage of scan tools. In addition, a section on what it entails to be an electrical systems technician has been added. This section covers relationships, completing the work order and ASE certifi cation. Another section was added to emphasize the importance of proper diagnostic procedures.
Chapter 3 leads the student through basic troubleshooting and service. This includes the use of various test equipment to locate circuit defects and how to test electrical and electronic components. Chapter 4 provides experience with wiring repairs along with extended coverage and exercises on using the wiring diagrams.
The remainder of the chapters has been thoroughly updated. Redundancy between the Classroom Manual and the Shop Manual has been reduced; the only time theory is discussed again is if it is necessary to explain the diagnostic results or as an explanation of the symptom. The Shop Manual is cross-referenced to the Classroom Manual by the use of marginal notes. Th is provides the benefit to the student of being able to quickly reference the theory of the component or system that they are now working with.
Currently accepted service procedures are used as examples throughout the text. These procedures also served as the basis for new job sheets that are included in the Shop Manual chapters.
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