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Available on the Apple Store for the iPad and iPhone for $9.95 .
Available on the Amazon Kindle for only $9.95!
Discounts for schools available. Contact the FOA.
FOA iPad App Available
The FOA has just released its first APP for the iPad/iPod/iPhone, a self-study version of the FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics.
The FOA APP builds on the FOA basic fiber optic textbook to create an interactive learning environment that builds on the iBook electronic version of the book to add a guide to use for self-study and real-time testing that provides feedback on what you have learned and correct answers to questions answered incorrectly. The FOA APP is priced at only $9.99, exactly the same as the iBook. Download it from the Apple APP Store with your iPad/iPod/iPhone or iTunes.
A new textbook for training or studying for FOA CFOT® and other certifications, and...
An up-to-date reference on fiber optic applications for the contractor, installer, designer and user.
The FOA has always tried to provide the world with sources of technically correct, unbiased information on fiber optics using both print and electronic media. The FOA Online Reference Guide on the FOA website is probably the largest and most used reference site on fiber optics on the Internet. The FOA Online Reference Guide provides a readily-accessed reference for FOA certifications for those schools using electronic texts. For those who prefer printed materials, we offer this book, a basic reference for fiber optics and a study guide for FOA certifications. Supplementary materials with even more depth on many subjects, of course, will be on the FOA website.
The organization of this book is very different from The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual, our previous reference book. It is much better organized for teaching fiber optics and for self-study by those wanting to learn the practical applications and installation practices. See the Table of Contents below.
The new FOA book uses state-of-the-art "publish on demand" technology where the book is printed when you order it using the latest printing technology. This new technology is less expensive than conventional publishing plus the cost of inventory is no longer an issue for books. We can update the book easily to keep up with new technology, applications, and FOA programs. And using a web ordering and delivery system saves even more costs associated with the overhead and distribution of a conventional publisher. The FOA, a real non-profit organization working for the good of the industry, is passing these savings directly on to you!
The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics has a companion curriculum available from the FOA for trainers who want an instructor's guide, PowerPoint Slides, Student Lab manuals, etc. Here is more information on FOA Curriculum.
About the Author
Jim Hayes, current FOA President, has over 30 years experience in the fiber optic communications industry as an technologist, entrepreneur and trainer. He is a co-founder of the FOA, author of several textbooks on fiber optics and a columnist for several trade magazines.
Table of Contents
Chapter 5, Optical Fiber
Chapter 10, Installation
ISBN 10 1-4392-5387-0
ISBN 13 978-1-4392-5387-8
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