Electrical Engineering: Know It All

Electrical Engineering: Know It All

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  • Authors: Clive Maxfield, John Bird, Tim Williams, Walt Kester, Alan Bensky
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080949666
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856175289

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The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Electrical engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Electrical Engineering Know It All covers every angle including Real-World Signals and Systems, Electromagnetics, and Power systems.

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  • A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
  • Topics include digital, analog, and power electronics, and electric circuits
  • The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume

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Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Field Application Engineers, New Graduates

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Electric Circuits
    1.1 SI units
    1.2 Charge
    1.3 Force
    1.4 Work
    1.5 Power
    1.6 Electrical potential and e.m.f.
    1.7 Resistance and conductance
    1.8 Electrical power and energy
    1.9 Summary of terms, units and their symbols
    1.10 Standard symbols for electrical components
    1.11 Electric current and quantity of electricity
    1.12 Potential difference and resistance
    1.13 Basic electrical measuring instruments
    1.14 Linear and non-linear devices
    1.15 Ohm’s law
    1.16 Multiples and sub-multiples
    1.17 Conductors and insulators
    1.18 Electrical power and energy
    1.19 Main effects of electric current
    Chapter 2 Resistance and Resistivity
    2.1 Resistance and resistivity
    2.2 Temperature coefficient of resistance
    Chapter 3 Series and parallel networks
    3.1 Series circuits
    3.2 Potential divider
    3.3 Parallel networks
    3.4 Current division
    3.5 Relative and absolute voltages
    Chapter 4 Capacitors and Inductors
    4.1 Introduction to capacitors
    4.2 Electrostatic field
    4.3 Electric field strength
    4.4 Capacitance
    4.5 Capacitors
    4.6 Electric flux density
    4.7 Permittivity
    4.8 The parallel plate capacitor
    4.9 Capacitors connected in parallel and series
    4.10 Dielectric strength
    4.11 Energy stored
    4.12 Practical types of capacitor
    4.13 Inductance
    4.14 Inductors
    4.15 Energy stored
    Chapter 5 D.c. circuit theory
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Kirchhoff’s laws
    5.3 The superposition theorem
    5.4 General d.c. circuit theory
    5.5 Thévenin’s theorem
    5.6 Constant-current source
    5.7 Norton’s theorem
    5.8 Thévenin and Norton equivalent networks
    Chapter 6 Alternating voltages and currents
    6.1 The a.c. generator
    6.2 Waveforms
    6.3 A.c. values
    6.4 The equation of a sinusoidal waveform
    6.5 Combination of waveforms
    6.6 Rectification
    Chapter 7 Complex Numbers
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Operations involving Cartesian complex numbers
    7.3 Complex equations
    7.4 The polar form of a complex number
    7.5 Introduction
    7.6 Series a.c. circuits
    7.7 Introduction
    7.8 Admittance, conductance and susceptance
    7.9 Parallel a.c. networks
    Chapter 8 Transients and Laplace transforms
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Response of R–C series circuit to a step input
    8.3 Response of R-L series circuit to a step input
    8.4 L–R–C series circuit response
    8.5 Introduction to Laplace transforms
    8.6 Inverse Laplace transforms and the solution of differential equations
    Chapter 9 Frequency Domain Circuit Analysis
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Sinusoidal AC electrical analysis
    9.3 Generalised frequency domain analysis
    9.4 Bibliography
    Chapter 10 Digital Electronincs
    10.1 Semiconductors
    10.2 Semiconductor Diodes
    10.3 Bipolar Junction Transistors
    10.4 Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors
    10.5 The Transistor as a Switch
    10.6 Gallium Arsenide Semiconductors
    10.7 Light-Emitting Diodes
    10.8 BUF and NOT Functions
    10.9 AND, OR, and XOR Functions
    10.10 NAND, NOR, and XNOR Functions
    10.11 Not a Lot
    10.12 Functions versus Gates
    10.13 NOT and BUF Gates
    10.14 NAND and AND Gates
    10.15 NOR and OR Gates
    10.16 XNOR and XOR Gates
    10.17 Pass-transistor Logic
    10.18 Combining a Single Variable with Logic 0 or Logic 1
    10.19 The Idempotent Rules
    10.20 The Complementary Rules
    10.21 The Involution Rule
    10.22 The Commutative Rules
    10.23 The Associative Rules
    10.24 Precedence of Operators
    10.25 The First Distributive Rule
    10.26 The Second Distributive Rule
    10.27 The Simplification Rules
    10.28 DeMorgan Transformations
    10.29 Minterms and Maxterms
    10.30 Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums
    10.31 Canonical Forms
    10.32 Karnaugh Maps
    10.33 Minimization Using Karnaugh Maps
    10.34 Grouping Minterms
    10.35 Incompletely Specified Functions
    10.36 Populating Maps Using 0s Versus 1s
    10.37 Scalar versus Vector Notation
    10.38 Equality Comparators
    10.39 Multiplexers
    10.40 Decoders
    10.41 Tri-State Functions
    10.42 Combinational versus Sequential Functions
    10.43 RS Latches
    10.44 D-Type Latches
    10.45 D-Type Flip-flops
    10.46 JK and T Flip-flops
    10.47 Shift Registers
    10.48 Counters
    10.49 Setup and Hold Times
    10.50 Brick by Brick
    10.51 State Diagrams
    10.52 State Tables
    10.53 State Machines
    10.54 State Assignment
    10.55 Don’t Care States, Unused States, and Latch-Up Conditions
    Chapter 11 Analog Electronics
    11.1 Operational Amplifiers Defined
    11.2 Symbols and connections
    11.3 Operational amplifier parameters
    11.4 Operational amplifier characteristics
    11.5 Operational amplifier applications
    11.6 Gain and bandwidth
    11.7 Inverting amplifier with feedback
    11.8 Operational amplifier circuits
    11.9 Departures from the Ideal
    11.10 The ideal op-amp
    11.11 The practical op-amp
    11.12 Comparators
    11.13 Voltage references
    Chapter 12 Circuit simulation
    12.1 Types of analysis
    12.2 Netlists and component models
    12.3 Logic simulation
    12.4 Practical investigation
    Chapter 13 Interfacing
    13.1 Mixing analogue and digital
    13.2 Generating digital levels from analogue inputs
    13.3 Classic data interface standards
    13.4 High performance data interface standards
    Chapter 14 Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
    14.1 Microprocessor systems
    14.2 Single-chip microcomputers
    14.3 Microcontrollers
    14.4 PIC microcontrollers
    14.5 Programmed logic devices
    14.6 Programmable logic controllers
    14.7 Microprocessor systems
    14.8 Data representation
    14.9 Data types
    14.10 Data storage
    14.11 The microprocessor
    14.12 Microprocessor operation
    14.13 A microcontroller system
    14.14 Practical investigation
    14.15 Symbols introduced in this chapter
    Chapter 15 Power Electronics
    15.1. Switchgear
    15.2. Surge Suppression
    15.3. Conductors
    15.4. Capacitors
    15.5. Resistors
    15.6. Fuses
    15.7. Supply Voltages
    15.8. Enclosures
    15.9. Hipot, Corona, and BIL
    15.10. Spacings
    15.11. Metal Oxide Varistors
    15.12. Protective Relays
    15.13. Symmetrical Components
    15.14. Per Unit Constants
    15.15. Circuit Simulation
    15.16. Simulation Software
    15.17. Basics
    15.18. Amplitude Responses
    15.19. Phase Responses
    15.20. PID Regulators
    15.21. Nested Control Loops
    15.22 General
    15.23 Input and output parameters
    15.24 Abnormal conditions
    15.25 Mechanical requirements
    15.26 Batteries
    Chapter 16 Signals and Signal Processing
    16.1 Origins of Real-World Signals and Their Units of Measurement
    16.2 Reasons for Processing Real-World Signals
    16.3 Generation of Real-World Signals
    16.4 Methods and Technologies Available for Processing Real-World Signals
    16.5 Analog Versus Digital Signal Processing
    16.6 A Practical Example
    16.7 References
    Chapter 17 Filter Design
    17.1 Introduction
    17.2 Passive filters
    17.3 Active filters
    17.4 First-order filters
    17.5 Design of first-order filters
    17.6 Second-order filters
    17.7 Using the transfer function
    17.8 Using normalized tables
    17.9 Using identical components
    17.10 Second-order high-pass filters
    17.11 Additional problems
    17.12 Bandpass filters
    17.13 Additional problems
    17.14 Switched capacitor filter
    17.15 Monolithic switched capacitor filter
    17.16 The notch filter
    17.17 Choosing components for filters
    17.18 Testing filter response
    17.19 Fast Fourier Transforms
    17.20 The Fast Fourier Transform
    17.21 FFT Hardware Implementation and Benchmarks
    17.22 DSP Requirements for Real-Time FFT Applications
    17.23 Spectral Leakage and Windowing
    17.24 References
    17.25 Digital Filters
    17.26 Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Filters
    17.27 FIR Filter Implementation in DSP Hardware Using Circular Buffering
    17.28 Designing FIR Filters
    17.29 FIR Filter Design Using the Windowed-Sinc Method
    17.30 FIR Filter Design Using the Fourier Series Method with Windowing
    17.31 FIR Filter Design Using the Frequency Sampling Method
    17.32 FIR Filter Design Using the Parks-McClellan Program
    17.33 Designing High-Pass, Band-Pass, and Band-Stop Filters Based on Low-Pass Filter Design
    17.34 Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Filters
    17.35 IIR Filter Design Techniques
    17.36 Summary: FIR Versus IIR Filters
    17.37 Multirate Filters
    17.38 Adaptive Filters
    17.39 References
    Chapter 18 Control and Instrumentation Systems
    18.1 Introduction
    18.2 Systems
    18.3 Control systems models
    18.4 Measurement elements
    18.5 Signal processing
    18.6 Correction elements
    18.7 Control systems
    18.8 Introduction
    18.9 Gain
    18.10 Dynamic systems
    18.11 Differential equations
    18.12 Transfer function
    18.13 System transfer functions
    18.14 Sensitivity
    18.15 Block manipulation
    18.16 Multiple inputs
    Chapter 19 Communications Systems
    19.1 Introduction
    19.2 Analogue modulation techniques
    19.3 The balanced modulator/demodulator
    19.4 Frequency modulation and demodulation
    19.5 FM modulators
    19.6 FM demodulators
    19.7 Digital modulation techniques
    19.8 Introduction to Information Theory
    19.9 Probability
    19.9 Information Theory
    19.10 Summary
    19.11 Applications and Technologies
    19.12 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
    19.13 Bluetooth
    19.14 Zigbee
    19.15 Conflict and Compatibility
    19.16 Ultra-wideband Technology
    19.17 Summary
    19.18 References
    Chapter 20 Principles of Electromagnetics
    20.1 THE NEED FOR ELECTROMAGNETICS
    20.2 THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
    20.3 ELECTRICAL LENGTH
    20.4 THE FINITE SPEED OF LIGHT
    20.5 ELECTRONICS
    20.6 ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNALS
    20.7 RF TECHNIQUES
    20.8 MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES
    20.9 INFRARED AND THE ELECTRONIC SPEED LIMIT
    20.10 VISIBLE LIGHT AND BEYOND
    20.11 LASERS AND PHOTONICS
    20.12 SUMMARY
    20.13 BIBLIOGRAPHY: GENERAL TOPICS FOR CHAPTER 20
    20.14 BIBLIOGRAPHY: STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONICS
    20.15 Web resources
    20.16 THE ELECTRIC FORCE FIELD
    20.17 OTHER TYPES OF FIELDS
    20.18 VOLTAGE AND POTENTIAL ENERGY
    20.19 CHARGES IN METALS
    20.20 THE DEFINITION OF RESISTANCE
    20.21 ELECTRONS AND HOLES
    20.22 ELECTROSTATIC INDUCTION AND CAPACITANCE
    20.23 INSULATORS (DIELECTRICS)
    20.24 STATIC ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTNING
    20.24 THE BATTERY REVISITED
    20.25 ELECTRIC FIELD EXAMPLES
    20.26 CONDUCTIVITY AND PERMITTIVITY OF
    COMMON MATERIALS
    20.27 BIBLIOGRAPHY: ELECTRIC FIELDS AND CONDUCTION
    20.28 BIBLIOGRAPHY: STATIC ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTNING
    20.29 Web Resources
    Chapter 21 MAGNETIC FIELDS
    21.1 MOVING CHARGES: SOURCE OF ALL MAGNETIC FIELDS
    21.2 MAGNETIC DIPOLES
    21.3 EFFECTS OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD
    21.4 THE VECTOR MAGNETIC POTENTIAL AND POTENTIAL MOMENTUM
    21.5 MAGNETIC MATERIALS
    21.6 MAGNETISM AND QUANTUM PHYSICS
    21.7 BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Chapter 22 Electromagnetic Transients and EMI
    22.1. Line Disturbances
    22.2. Circuit Transients
    22.3. Electromagnetic Interference
    Chapter 23 Traveling Wave Effects
    23.1. Basics
    23.2. Transient Effects
    23.3. Mitigating Measures
    Chapter 24 Transformers
    24.1 Voltage and turns ratio
    24.2 Practical investigation
    Chapter 25 Electromagnetic Machines
    25.1 Energy conversion
    25.2 Electromagnetic devices
    25.3 Industrial rotary and linear motors
    Chapter 26 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
    26.1 Introduction
    26.2 Common terms
    26.3 The EMC model
    26.4 EMC requirements
    26.5 Product design
    26.6 Device selection
    26.7 Printed circuit boards
    26.8 Interfaces
    26.9 Power supplies and power-line filters
    26.10 Signal line filters
    26.11 Enclosure design
    26.12 Interface cable connections
    26.13 Golden rules for effective design for EMC
    26.14 System design
    26.15 Buildings
    26.16 Conformity assessment
    26.17 EMC testing and measurements
    26.18 Management plans
    26.19 References
    Chapter 27 Power Generation
    27.1 Introduction
    27.2 Airgap flux and open-circuit e.m.f.1,6,7,8,11,17,19,23
    27.3 Alternating current windings
    27.4 Coils and insulation
    27.5 Temperature rise
    27.6 Output equation
    27.7 Armature reaction
    27.8 Reactances and time constants11, 83, 84, 86–91
    27.9 Steady-state operation
    27.10 Synchronising
    27.11 Operating charts
    27.12 On-load excitation
    27.13 Sudden three-phase short circuit 6,7,11,19
    27.14 Excitation systems
    27.15 Turbogenerators92–137
    27.16 Generator-transformer connection
    27.17 Hydrogenerators
    27.18 Salient-pole generators other than hydrogenerators
    27.19 Synchronous compensators
    27.20 Induction generators157–164
    27.21 Standards
    27.22 Introduction
    27.23 Cells and batteries
    27.24 Primary cells
    27.25 Secondary cells and batteries
    27.26 Battery applications
    27.27 Acknowledgements
    27.28 References
    Chapter 28 Power Transmission and Distribution
    28.1 General
    28.2 Conductors and earth wires
    28.3 Conductor fittings
    28.4 Electrical characteristics
    28.5 Insulators
    28.6 Supports
    28.7 Lightning
    28.8 Loadings
    28.9 Introduction
    28.10 Magnetic circuit
    28.11 Windings and insulation
    28.12 Connections
    28.13 Three-winding transformers
    28.14 Quadrature booster transformers
    28.15 On-load tap changing
    28.16 Cooling
    28.17 Fittings
    33.18 Parallel operation
    28.19 Auto-transformers
    28.20 Special types
    28.21 Circuit-switching devices
    28.22 Materials
    28.23 Primary-circuit-protection devices
    28.24 LV switchgear
    28.25 HV secondary distribution switchgear
    28.26 HV primary distribution switchgear
    28.27 HV transmission switchgear
    28.28 Generator switchgear
    28.29 Switching conditions
    28.30 Introduction
    28.31 Basic concepts of transient analysis
    28.32 Protection of system and equipment against transient overvoltage
    28.33 References
    Chapter 29 Power Quality
    29.1 Introduction
    29.2 Definition of power quality terms
    29.3 Sources of problems
    29.4 Effects of power quality problems
    29.5 Measuring power quality
    29.6 Amelioration of power quality problems
    29.7 Power quality codes and standards
    29.8 Bibliography
    Appendix A General reference
    A.1 Standard electrical quantities —their symbols and units
    Appendix B
    B.1 Differential equations

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  • No. of pages: 1128
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2008
  • Published: August 25, 2008
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080949666
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781856175289

About the Authors

Clive Maxfield

Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the author of dozens of articles and papers appearing in magazines and at technical conferences around the world. Max's main area of interest are currently focused in the analog, digital, and mixed-signal simulation of integrated circuits and multichip modules.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineer, TechBytes, and Editor of PLDesignline.com EDA industry consultant, EDN columnist, and Embedded Systems Guru

John Bird

John Bird, the author of over 100 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport; formerly University of Portsmouth and Highbury College, UK

Tim Williams

Tim Williams worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer, before startinghis own consultancy specializing in EMC design and test advice and training. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public, over the last 25 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Elmac Services, Wareham, UK

Walt Kester

Affiliations and Expertise

Analog Devices technical staff

Alan Bensky

Alan Bensky, MScEE, an electronics engineering consultant with over 25 years of experience in analog and digital design, management, and marketing. Specializing in wireless circuits and systems, Bensky has carried out projects for varied military and consumer applications. He is the author of Short-range Wireless Communication, Second Edition, published by Elsevier, 2004, and has written several articles in international and local publications. He has taught courses and gives lectures on radio engineering topics. Bensky is a senior member of IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant

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