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Electric Power Engineering

  • Olle I. Elgerd
  • Patrick D. van der Puije

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xvi
  2. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 1-15
  3. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 16-51
  4. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 52-125
  5. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 126-189
  6. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 190-238
  7. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 239-273
  8. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 274-325
  9. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 326-385
  10. Olle I. Elgerd, Patrick D. van der Puije
    Pages 386-404
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 405-449

About this book

Introduction

This book is about electric energy: its generation, its transmission from the point of generation to where it is required, and its transformation into required forms. To achieve this end, a number of devices are essential-such as generators, trans­ mission lines, transformers, and electric motors. We discuss the design, construc­ tion, and operating characteristics of the electric devices used in the transformation to and from electric energy. This text is designed to be used in a one-semester course in electric energy con­ version at the second-year level of the Bachelor of Engineering course. It is assumed that the student is familiar with the laws of thermodynamics and has taken a course in basic circuit analysis, including the application of phasors. We begin with a discussion of how humankind has successfully harnessed the energy of wind, water, the sun, biomass, animals, geothermal sources, fossils, and nuclear fission to make its life comfortable. Some of the consequences of this activity on the environment are examined. In Chapter 2, we review the basic physics of energy and its conversion. This may be, to some extent, a repetition of knowledge gained in high-school and first­ year university courses. However, we believe that such review is necessary to establish a suitable base from which to launch the subject of electric energy con­ version.

Keywords

International System of Units (SI) Motor SI unit electric motor electrical engineering machines network problem solving units

Authors and affiliations

  • Olle I. Elgerd
    • 1
  • Patrick D. van der Puije
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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