Electrical Engineer's Reference Book by M. A. Laughton

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

byM. A. Laughton, M. A. Laughton, D.F. Warne

Other | September 27, 2002

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For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.

New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality.

*An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers
*Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities
*Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors

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Title:Electrical Engineer's Reference BookFormat:OtherDimensions:1504 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2002Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080523544

ISBN - 13:9780080523545

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Table of Contents


General Principles:
Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities.
Network Analysis.

Materials & Processes:
Fundamental Properties of Materials.
Conductors and Superconductors.
Semiconductors, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits.
Magnetic Materials.
Electroheat and Materials Processing.
Welding and Soldering.

Electrical Measurement.
Industrial Instrumentation.
Control Systems.
Digital Control Systems.
Programmable Controllers.

Power Electronics and Drives:
Power Semiconductor Devices.
Electronic Power Conversion.
Electrical Machine Drives.
Motors and Actuators.

Environmental Control.
Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Health and Safety.
Hazardous Area Technology.

Power Generation:
Prime Movers.
Alternative Energy Sources.
Alternating Current Generators.

Transmission and Distribution:
Overhead Lines.
Power Transformers.
Electromagnetic Transients.
Optical Fibres in Power Systems.

Power Systems:
Power System Planning.
Power System Operation and Control.
Reactive Power Plant and FACTS Controllers.
Electricity Economics and Trading.
Power Quality.

Sectors of Electricity in Use:
Road Transport.
Mining Applications.
Standards and Certification.