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Electric Power Engineering

by Olle Elgerd, Patrick van der Puije

ISBN: 9780412105517 / 0412105519

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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.

ISBN 13 978-04-12105-51-7
ISBN 10 0-412-10551-9
ASIN 0412105519
  • 9780412105517
Amazon Sales Rank 142,129
Main Category Hardcover
Group Book
Publisher Springer
Studio Springer
Manufacturer Springer
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 6.14 x 1 x 9.21 inches. 4.08 pounds
Package Dimensions 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches. 1.65 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No


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