Readme

Contents

Version

System Requirements

JavaScript, this e-book uses it

Troubleshooting Boards

Pop Up Graphics

How to use this book

Site Licence

SI Units

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Version

This Readme file pertains to Refrigeration Basics III

PC System Requirements

JavaScript, this e-book uses it

To take full advantage of this e-book you must have scripting turned on in your browser. Without it you will not be able to use the temperature converter, the Causes-Effects trainer, the electrical troubleshooting sections nor submit exam answers for automatic marking. There are many sections with large and sometimes full screen graphics which also have rows of buttons for user controlled sequential images. The screen shot below demonstrates how a user controlled "slide show", as well as a related scrollable text area have been designed to fit on screen simultaneously. This makes it easier to concentrate on the concepts at hand rather than scroll about looking for separate diagrams and text. The text suggests appropriate moments to click on specific buttons that correlate to the concepts being discussed. Learning is fun with interactive graphics. They make it easy to comprehend new concepts clearly, build a solid foundation and advance quickly.

Troubleshooting Boards

There are three buttons at the top right of each board that look like this:     These buttons allow the troubleshooting boards to be viewed in Large, Medium or Small mode. The different sizes can be accessed at any time and changed at will. This can be convenient for tablet users depending on the tablets screen resolution and aspect ratio. The smaller graphics options allow PC and Mac users the opportunity to have more windows open simultaneously. However, since the smaller graphics are composed of fewer pixels they may not be as crisp looking as the graphics in the larger modes. Every board has the L, M, and S buttons. Most pages also have them. If there are no L, M, and S buttons on a page, then there are no size options available for that page.
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Pop Up Graphics

Refrigeration Basics III makes extensive use of graphics and animated graphics. There are also camera icons which when clicked in the CD version will open a pop up window of a photograph. Pop up blockers can interfere with this intended function. Click the camera to see an example.

How to use this e-book

The contents.htm page has button links to each section. The sections are presented in a purposeful order where subsequent material is usually based on material presented in the previous sections. If you do not go through the book in the order presented you may find it difficult to comprehend. Most sections have a link to "Review Questions" for that section. Those questions are hyperlinked to the exact spot in the book where the topic is discussed. Try to answer the questions and then click the link to see if you knew the answer. At the end of the book is a 100 question multiple choice exam. The exam is an opportunity for you to test yourself on how much of the material you have grasped from this book. A JavaScript routine automatically checks your answers and displays your mark in percentage. You might find it amusing taking the test before and after your first use of this interactive e-book to see how your mark changes.

Site Licence

Purchase of Refrigeration Basics authorizes use on a single work station. If you wish to use Refrigeration Basics for groups of people, a site licence is required. Commercial use via a LAN, TV, large screen monitor or a computer projector requires a site licence. Site licences are available on our order form.

SI Units

When you see an Imperial unit in blue font you may click on the unit and it will be replaced with its metric counterpart. Try this example: 70 °F The troubleshooting boards can be configured for SI Units at the click of a button. The troubleshooting boards Help section tells you all about it.

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