Electric Power Principles: Sources, Conversion, Distribution and Use

Electric Power Principles: Sources, Conversion, Distribution and Use

Author(s): James L. Kirtley

Published Online: 4 SEP 2011 08:30PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470686362

Online ISBN: 9781119994404

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994404

About this Book

This innovative approach to the fundamentals of electric power provides the most rigorous, comprehensive and modern treatment available. To impart a thorough grounding in electric power systems, it begins with an informative discussion on per-unit normalizations, symmetrical components and iterative load flow calculations.

Covering important topics within the power system, such as protection and DC transmission, this book looks at both traditional power plants and those used for extracting sustainable energy from wind and sunlight.

With classroom-tested material, this book also presents:

  • the principles of electromechanical energy conversion and magnetic circuits;
  • synchronous machines - the most important generators of electric power;
  • power electronics;
  • induction and direct current electric motors.

Homework problems with varying levels of difficulty are included at the end of each chapter, and an online solutions manual for tutors is available. A useful Appendix contains a review of elementary network theory.

For senior undergraduate and postgraduate students studying advanced electric power systems as well as engineers re-training in this area, this textbook will be an indispensable resource. It will also benefit engineers in electronic power systems, power electronic systems, electric motors and generators, robotics and mechatronics.


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