Electrical Engineer's Reference Book - 16th Edition - ISBN: 9780750646376, 9780080523545

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

16th Edition

Editors: M. A. Laughton D.F. Warne
eBook ISBN: 9780080523545
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750646376
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. 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.



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About the Editor

M. A. Laughton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Electronics and Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary & Westfield, London, UK

D.F. Warne

REMaCS: Consultancy and engineering support in the design, testing and performance of rotating electrical machinery, Bromsgrove, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

REMaCS Engineering Consultancy, Bromsgrove, UK


'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

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