Electrical and Electronic Principles - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750601177, 9781483278438

Electrical and Electronic Principles

2nd Edition

Volume 3

Authors: S.A. Knight
eBook ISBN: 9781483278438
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st January 1988
Page Count: 216
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Electrical and Electronic Principles, 3 focuses on the principles involved in electrical and electronic circuits, including impedance, inductance, capacitance, and resistance.

The book first deals with circuit elements and theorems, D.C. transients, and the series circuits of alternating current. Discussions focus on inductance and resistance in series, resistance and capacitance in series, power factor, impedance, circuit magnification, equation of charge, discharge of a capacitor, transfer of power, and decibels and attenuation. The manuscript then examines the parallel circuits of alternating current, transformer principles, and three-phase circuits. Topics include power in a balanced system, regulation and efficiency, maximum power transfer, transformation ratio, current transformation, input resistance, high-frequency transformers, resistance and inductance, and inductance and capacitance.

The publication elaborates on the principles of modulation, control principles, induction motor, and methods of measurement. Concerns include rotating field, measurement of alternating quantities, complex waves, attenuation, damped oscillations, integral control, phasor representation, and pulse modulation.

The text is a dependable source of information for electrical and electronics engineers.

Table of Contents


1 Circuit Elements and Theorems

Characteristics of Circuit Elements

Thevenin's Theorem

Norton's Theorem

Adding Equivalent Circuits

Transfer of Power

Decibels and Attenuation

Adding Up Decibels

Current and Voltage Ratios


2 D.C. Transients

Fundamental Relationships

The Series C-R Circuit

Time Constant

The Equation of Charge

The Discharge of a Capacitor

The Series L-R Circuit

Decay of Current

Differentiating and Integrating Circuits

Application to Pulse Trains

Active Circuits


3 Alternating Current: Series Circuits

Basic Relationships


A. C. Circuit Problems

Inductance and Resistance in Series

Resistance and Capacitance in Series

Power in A.C. Circuits

Power Factor

L, C, and R in Series

Series Resonance

Circuit Magnification


4 Alternating Current: Parallel Circuits

Resistance and Inductance

Resistance and Capacitance

Inductance and Capacitance

True Parallel Resonance

Current Magnification

Selectivity and Bandwidth

Acceptors and Rejectors

Power in a Parallel Circuit

Power Factor Correction


5 Transformer Principles High-Frequency Transformers

Low-Frequency Transformers

Transformation Ratio

Current Transformation

The Unloaded Transformer

Input Resistance

Maximum Power Transfer

Transformer Losses and Materials

Regulation and Efficiency


6 Three-Phase Circuits

Polyphase Generators

Connection of Phases

Star Connection

Delta Connection

Power in a Balanced System

Measurement of Power


7 Electrical Machines

The D.C. Generator

The Generator Equation

Generator Characteristics

The Generator on Load

Types of Generator

The Shunt Generator

The Series Generator

The Compound Generator

The D.C. Motor


Motor Characteristics

The Shunt-Wound Motor

The Series-Wound Motor

Speed Control and Starting


Losses and Efficiency

Stepping Motors


8 The Induction Motor

Generated Frequency

The Rotating Field

The Induction Motor

Rotation and Slip


9 Methods of Measurement

Taking Measurements

Effect of Instrument Loading

Measurement of Alternating Quantities

Errors and Limitations

Total Error

The Ohmmeter

The Electronic Voltmeter

Complex Waves


Measurement of Phase

Measurement of Frequency

Counters and Frequency Meters

The Digital Voltmeter

The Digital Multimeter

A.C. Bridges


10 Control Principles

Open-Loop and Closed-Loop System

Transient and Steady State Conditions

A Control Analysis

Proportional Control

Integral Control

Derivative Control

Natural Oscillatory Motion

Damped Oscillations

Performance Curves

Frequency Response and Stability



11 Principles of Modulation

Amplitude Modulation

Phasor Representation

Frequency Modulation

Pulse Modulation



Solutions to Problems



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