United States Navy Electricity & Electronics Training Series - NEETS*
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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 of, senior technicians in these ratings, this series provides beginners with fundamental electrical and electronic concepts through self-study. The presentation of this series is not oriented to any specific rating structure, but is divided into modules containing related information organized into traditional paths of instruction.
The series is designed to give small amounts of 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 of NEETS by module title, the following brief descriptions give a quick overview of how the individual modules flow together.
Module 1 - Introduction to Matter, Energy and Direct Current, introduces the course with a short history of electricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics of matter, energy and direct current (DC). It also describes some of the general safety precautions and first-aid procedures that should be common knowledge for a person working in the field of electricity. Related safety hints are located throughout the rest of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of AC and DC generators and motors in the conversion of 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 power supplies.
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 of wave propagation, transmission lines and antennas.
Module 11 - Microwave Principles, explains microwave oscillators, amplifiers and waveguides.
Module 12 - Modulation Principles, discusses the principles of modulation.
Module 13 - Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits, presents the fundamental concepts of number systems, Boolean algebra and logic circuits, all of which pertain to digital computers.
Module 14 - Introduction to Microelectronics, covers microelectronics technology and miniature and micro miniature circuit repair.
Module 15 - Principles of Synchros, Servos and Gyros, provides the basic principles, operations, functions, and applications of synchro, servo and gyro mechanisms.
Module 16 - Introduction to Test Equipment, is an introduction to some of the more commonly used test equipments and their applications.
Module 17 - Radio-Frequency Communications Principles, presents the fundamentals of a radio frequency communications system.
Module 18 - Radar Principles, covers the fundamentals of a radar system.
Module 19 - The Technician's Handbook, is a handy reference of commonly used general information, such as electrical and electronic formulas, color coding and naval supply system data.
Module 20 - Master Glossary, is the glossary of 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 of magnetic recorders and the concepts of recording on magnetic tape and disks.
Module 24 - Introduction to Fiber Optics, is an introduction to fiber optics.