Electrical and Electronic Principles - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750602044, 9781483278421

Electrical and Electronic Principles

2nd Edition

Volume 2

Authors: S. A. Knight
eBook ISBN: 9781483278421
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 176
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Electrical and Electronic Principles, 2, Second Edition covers the syllabus requirements of BTEC Unit U86/329, including the principles of control systems and elements of data transmission.

The book first tackles series and parallel circuits, electrical networks, and capacitors and capacitance. Discussions focus on flux density, electric force, permittivity, Kirchhoff's laws, superposition theorem, arrangement of resistors, internal resistance, and powers in a circuit. The text then takes a look at capacitors in circuit, magnetism and magnetization, electromagnetic induction, and alternating voltages and currents. Topics include phasors, addition and subtraction of sine waves, generator and motor principles, inductance of a coil, energy stored in an inductance, magnetization curves, magnetic hysteresis, and practical capacitor construction.

The manuscript ponders on the elements of data transmission, principles of control systems, and instruments and measurements. Concerns include moving iron meter, measurement of resistance, automatic and temperature control, transmission methods, and channel capacity and encoding.

The text is a vital reference for electrical and electronics engineers.

Table of Contents

1 Units and Definitions System of Units

Fundamental Dimensions

Derived Units

Electrical Units

Radian Measure


Problems for Section

2 Series and Parallel Circuits Ohm's Law

Arrangements of Resistors

Internal Resistance

Power in a Circuit

Problems for Section 2

3 Electrical Networks

The Superposition Theorem

Kirchhoff's Laws

Potential Dividers

Problems for Section 3

4 Capacitors and Capacitance Flux Density

Electric Force


The Capacitor

Problems for Section 4

5 Capacitors In Circuit

Capacitors in Series

Capacitors in Parallel

Energy in a Charged Capacitor

Practical Capacitor Construction

Problems for Section 5

6 Magnetism and Magnetisation


Definition of Unit Current

The Solenoid


Magnetisation Curves

Magnetic Hysteresis

Hysteresis Loss

Problems for Section 6

7 Electromagnetic Induction the Generator Principle

The Motor Principle


Inductance of a Coil

The Transformer Principle

Energy Stored in an Inductance

Problems for Section 7

8 Alternating Voltages and Currents

Measurement of Alternating Quantities

The A.C. Generator Principles



Addition and Subtraction of Sine Waves

Problems for Section 8

9 Magnetic Circuits Series Magnetic Circuits

Circuits with Air Gap

Magnetic Circuit Materials

Magnetic Screening

Problems for Section 9

10 Reactance and Impedance Circuit with Resistance

Circuit with Inductance

Inductive Impedance

Circuit with Capacitance

Capacitive Impedance

Problems for Section 10

11 Power and Resonance Power in A.C. Circuits

Power in Series Circuits

Resonance in a Series Circuit

Reactance Curves

Voltages at Resonance

Problems for Section 11

12 A.C. to D.C. Conversion A.C. to D.C. Conversion

Rectifiers and Rectification


Problems for Section 12

13 Instruments and Measurements

Moving Coil Meter

Moving Iron Meter

Shunts And Multipliers

Connections and Errors

Measurement of Resistance

The D.C. Potentiometer

Alternating Current Measurements

Rectified Instruments

Problems for Section 13

14 Principles of Control Systems

Open-Loop and Closed-Loop System

Characteristics of Control Systems

Automatic Control

Temperature Control

Transient and Steady-State Behaviour


Position Control


Problems for Section 14

15 Elements of Data Transmission

Analogue and Digital Quantities

Data Transmission

Transmission Methods

Modulated Data Transmissions


Channel Capacity and Encoding

Serial and Parallel Transmission

Rs232c Interface

Problems for Section 15

Solutions to Problems



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