Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems

Paperback | January 26, 2005

byTheodore Wildi

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This best-selling book employs a theoretical, practical, multidisciplinary approach to provide introductory users with a broad understanding of modern electric power. The scope of the book reflects the rapid changes that have occurred in power technology over the past few years–allowing the entrance of power electronics into every facet of industrial drives, and expanding the field to open more career opportunities. The author covers thefundamentals of electricity, magnetism and circuits, mechanics and heat, electrical machines and transformers, electrical and electronic drives, and electric utility power systems. For managers of electrical utilities, electricians, electrical contractors and electrical maintenance personnel.

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This best-selling book employs a theoretical, practical, multidisciplinary approach to provide introductory users with a broad understanding of modern electric power. The scope of the book reflects the rapid changes that have occurred in power technology over the past few years–allowing the entrance of power electronics into every fa...

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This bestselling book employs a theoretical, practical, multidisciplinary approach to provide introductory users with a broad understanding of modern electric power. The scope of the book reflects the rapid changes that have occurred in power technology over the past few years–allowing the entrance of power electronics into every face...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9.4 × 7.9 × 2.2 inPublished:January 26, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131776916

ISBN - 13:9780131776913

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Table of Contents

Part I: FUNDAMENTALS.

 1. Units. 
 2. Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism and Circuits. 
 3. Fundamentals of Mechanics and Heat.

 

Part II: ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND TRANSFORMERS. 
 4. Direct-Current Generators. 
 5. Direct-Current Motors. 
 6. Efficiency and Heating of Electrical Machines. 
 7. Active, Reactive, and Apparent Power. 
 8. Three-Phase Circuits. 
 9. The Ideal Transformer.  

10. Practical Transformers.  

11. Special Transformers.  

12. Three-Phase Transformers.  

13. Three-Phase Induction Motors.  

14. Selection and Application of Three-Phase Induction Machines.  

15. Equivalent Circuit of the Induction Motor.  

16. Synchronous Generators.  

17. Synchronous Motors. 

18. Single-Phase Motors.  

19. Stepper Motors.

 

Part III: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC DRIVES.

20. Basics of Industrial Motor Control.  

21. Fundamental Elements of Power Electronics.  

22. Electronic Control of Direct-Current Motors.  

23. Electronic Control of Alternating Current Motors.

 

Part IV: ELECTRIC UTILITY POWER SYSTEMS.

24. Generation of Electrical Energy.  

25. Transmission of Electrical Energy.  

26. Distribution of Electrical Energy.  

27. The Cost of Electricity.  

28. Direct-Current Transmission.  

29. Transmission and Distribution Solid-State Controllers.  

30. Harmonics.  

31: Programmable Logic Controllers

 

References.

 

Appendix A: Conversion Charts.  

Appendix B: Properties of Insulating Materials.  

Appendix C: Properties of Conductors and Insulators.  

Appendix D: Properties of Round Copper Conductors.

 

Answers to Problems.  

Answers to Industrial Application Problems.  

 

Problems.  

Index.