I have published and made available herein some of the key training materials I have written for electricians and would-be electricians alike.

My training includes 9 years of physics and math:
2 years at Modesto Junior College (1961-63),
3 years at the University of California at Davis (63-66), and
4 years of graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder (66-70).

I arrived at the University of Colorado in the fall of 1966 with my pickup truck, bicycle and physics and math books to begin my graduate studies in physics. I received my Masters Degree in Physics in 1968 and next completed all required coursework and written and oral comprehensive exams needed to obtain PhD candidacy in Physics. This was in 1969. However, in 1970 I left without having completing my PhD thesis. The reasons were numerous but of no importance at this time. Suffice it to say that at that point I turned to other activities, family (wife and 2 daughters and now 4 grand children) and work (Duncanson Electric Co).

Instead of teaching physics and math as I had intended, I began hiring and training electricians, designing machine controls, wiring factories and generally keeping myself well entertained in and about downtown Los Angeles, California.

Today I can say that I am currently, or have been, licensed as a Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor in California, Colorado, and Florida. During this time I have written numerous training materials for electricians, for the business I ran, and for the partners I took on, trained, and eventually turned the California business over to.

Recently I published some of the tech-training materials as part of my Florida website: http://DuncansonElectric.com. Of all that I have written for electricians, my favorite is the Electrical Basics series, now published as Electrical Basics – Part 1 and Electrical Basics – Part 2 on my blog at http://www.duncansonelectric.com/blog. These two present the subject as discovered historically and use the absolute, irreducible minimum of mathematics while carrying the subject clear through Parallel AC Circuits and Power Transmission Loss Solutions.

I hope you find these useful and enjoyable.

Joe Duncanson