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Electric Energy: An Introduction (2nd edition)

Mohamed A El-Sharkawi 
CRC Press  May 2008  



Hardback  472 pp  ISBN 9781420062199      £49.00
The new edition has expanded coverage of the mathematical modeling of renewable systems, power electronics, and electric safety as well as

  • A chapter on power quality
  • An expanded chapter on machines that includes dc machines and single phase motors
  • A chapter on future power systems
    • Along with the standard topics of power electronics and electromechanical conversion, the text also covers energy resources, power plants, environmental impacts of power generation, power system operation, renewable energy, and electrical safety. Most of the topics are related to issues encountered daily in practice, and most of the examples are from real systems and use real data.

      With a flexible structure and exceptional relevance to real-life issues, Electric Energy, Second Edition brings together all the topics needed to build the broad-based background today€s engineers need.


      • Systematically presents in one volume all of the topics related to energy that are finding increased importance in the field today
      • Verifies through mathematical modeling some of the rule-of-thumb approaches used in industry
      • Includes conventional topics such as electromechanical conversion, transformers, power electronics, and three-phase systems
      • Provides a large number of examples and exercises in each chapter
      Digital systems, computer engineering, communications, imaging€ the ever-increasing specialization within the field of electrical engineering led many schools to shift their traditional energy conversion courses from the core electrical engineering curricula to the elective curricula. Recently, however, the ongoing search for renewable energy, the societal impact of blackouts, the environmental impact of generating electricity, along with the new ABET criterion have contributed to renewed interest in electric energy as a core subject.

      Electric Energy: An Introduction effectively reinvents the traditional electric energy course into one relevant to all electrical and most mechanical engineering students. Along with the standard topics of power electronics and electromechanical conversion, the text also covers energy resources, power plants, environmental impacts of power generation, power system operation, renewable energy, and electrical safety. Most of the topics are related to issues encountered daily in practice, and most of the examples are from real systems and use real data.

      Emphasis on modeling and analysis, a flexible structure, and exceptional relevance to real-life issues make this text an outstanding choice. It brings together for the first time all of the topics needed to build the broad-based background today's engineers - and the engineers of tomorrow - need.

      Contents

      HISTORY AND FUTURE OF POWER SYSTEMS
      Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
      Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
      The Battle of ac versus dc
      Today's Power Systems
      Future Power Systems

      BASIC COMPONENTS OF POWER SYSTEMS
      Power Plants
      Transformers
      High-Voltage Transmission Lines
      Medium-Voltage Distribution Lines
      Worldwide Standards for Household Voltage and Frequency

      ENERGY RESOURCES
      Fossil Fuel
      Nuclear Fuel

      POWER PLANTS
      Hydroelectric Power Plants
      Fossil Fuel Power Plants
      Nuclear Power Plants

      ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF POWER PLANTS
      Environmental Concerns of Fossil Fuel Power Plants
      Environmental Concerns Related to Hydroelectric Power
      Plants
      Environmental Concerns Related to Nuclear Power Plants

      RENEWABLE ENERGY
      Solar Energy
      Wind Energy
      Fuel Cell
      Small Hydroelectric Systems
      Geothermal Energy
      Tidal Energy
      Biomass Energy

      ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS
      Alternating Current Waveform
      Root Mean Square
      Phase Shift
      Concept of Phasors
      Complex Number Analysis
      Complex Impedance
      Electric Power
      Electric Energy

      ELECTRIC SAFETY
      Electric Shock
      Ground Resistance
      Touch and Step Potentials
      Electric Safety at Home
      Safety of PersonnelWorking on Power Lines

      THREE-PHASE SYSTEMS
      Generation of Three-Phase Voltages
      Connections of Three-Phase Circuits
      Power Calculations of Three-Phase Circuits

      POWER ELECTRONICS
      Power Electronic Devices
      Solid-State Switching Circuits

      TRANSFORMERS
      Theory of Operation
      Multi-Winding Transformer
      Autotransformer
      Three-Phase Transformer
      Actual Transformer

      ELECTRIC MACHINES
      Rotating Magnetic Field
      Rotating Induction Motor
      Linear Induction Motor
      Synchronous Generator
      Synchronous Motor
      Stepper Motor

      POWER DISTRIBUTION AND BLACKOUTS
      Topology of Power Systems
      Analysis of Power Networks
      Electric Energy Demand
      Electric Energy Trade
      World Wide Web of Power
      Anatomy of Blackouts
      Blackout Scenarios
      APPENDIX
      INDEX

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