Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

16th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750646376
eBook ISBN: 9780080523545
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 27th September 2002
Page Count: 1504
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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.

Key Features

An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities *Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors


Professional engineers, engineering managers, academics, students

Table of Contents


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. React


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'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