Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality.

Professional engineers, engineering managers, academics, students


Published: September 2002

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4637-6


  • 'For its concise and concentrated text and data and for its outstanding arrangement and indexing it is essential to more-or-less any electrical engineering office and laboratory and so will also prove extremely useful for any library collection serving practising or theoretical electrical engineers.' Reference Reviews


  • Preface.General Principles: Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities.Electrotechnology.Network Analysis.Materials & Processes:Fundamental Properties of Materials.Conductors and Superconductors.Semiconductors, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits.Insulation.Magnetic Materials.Electroheat and Materials Processing.Welding and Soldering.Control:Electrical Measurement.Industrial Instrumentation.Control Systems.Digital Control Systems.Microprocessors.Programmable Controllers.Power Electronics and Drives:Power Semiconductor Devices.Electronic Power Conversion.Electrical Machine Drives.Motors and Actuators.Environment:Lighting.Environmental Control.Electromagnetic Compatibility.Health and Safety.Hazardous Area Technology.Power Generation:Prime Movers.Alternative Energy Sources.Alternating Current Generators.Batteries.Transmission and Distribution:Overhead Lines.Cables.HVDC.Power Transformers.Switchgear.Protection.Electromagnetic Transients.Optical Fibres in Power Systems.Installation.Power Systems:Power System Planning.Power System Operation and Control.Reactive Power Plant and FACTS Controllers.Electricity Economics and Trading.Power Quality.Sectors of Electricity in Use:Road Transport.Railways.Ships.Aircraft.Mining Applications.Standards and Certification.Index.


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