An exploration of modern electrical machinery, especially motors and transformers, updated to incorporate new technological advances. The text covers the basic principles of transformers and rotating machines, transmission and distribution systems and associated power electronics.
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This best-selling text takes on a theoretical, practical, and multidisciplinary approach to provide readers with a thorough understanding of modern electric power. The extensive coverage of a wide range of topics, the liberal use of excellent illustrations and photographs, the real-world orientation to practical issues, and the clear, reader-friendly writing style are only a few of the outstanding features that contribute to the book's success and popularity.
New to this edition is a chapter on programmable logic controllers. It covers the basic principles of PLCs and shows, by way of example, how they are used in running the activities of a large service enterprise. Trend-setting computer-based activities involving controls and automation integrated with other business activities, including e-commerce, are illustrated.
Exercises at the end of each chapter are divided into four levels: practical, intermediate, advanced, and industrial application. To encourage the reader to solve the problems, answers are given at the back of the book. A free Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-093084-9) is available to instructors.
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