General lectures on electrical engineering

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byCharles Proteus Steinmetz

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Preface HE following lectures on Electrical Engineering are general in their nature, dealing with the problems of generation, control, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric energy; that is, with the operation of electric systems and apparatus under normal and abnormal conditions, and with the design of such systems; but the design of apparatus is discussed only so far as it is necessary to understand their operation, and so judge of their proper field of application. Due to the nature of the subject, and the limitations of time and space, the treatment had to be essentially descriptive, and not mathematical. That is, it comprises a discussion of the different methods of application of electric energy, the means and apparatus available, the different methods of carrying out the purpose, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different methods and apparatus, which determine their choice. It must be realized, however, that such a discussion can be general only, and that there are, and always will be, cases in which, in meeting special conditions,, conclusions regarding systems and apparatus may be reached, differing from those which good judgment would dictate under general and average conditions. Thus, for instance, while certain transformer connections are unsafe and should in general be avoided, in special cases it may be found that the danger incidental to their use is so remote as to be overbalanced by some advantages which they may offer in the special case, and their use would thus be justified in this case. That is, in the application of general conclusions to special cases, judgment must be exerted to determine, whether, and how far, they may have to be modified. Some such considerations are ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Preface HE following lectures on Electrical Engineering are general in their nature, dealing with the problems of generation, control...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021783793X

ISBN - 13:9780217837934

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