Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

16th Edition - September 27, 2002

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  • Editors: M. A. Laughton, D.F. Warne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523545

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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

  • Preface.

    General Principles:
    Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities.
    Network Analysis.

    Materials & Processes:
    Fundamental Properties of Materials.
    Conductors and Superconductors.
    Semiconductors, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits.
    Magnetic Materials.
    Electroheat and Materials Processing.
    Welding and Soldering.

    Electrical Measurement.
    Industrial Instrumentation.
    Control Systems.
    Digital Control Systems.
    Programmable Controllers.

    Power Electronics and Drives:
    Power Semiconductor Devices.
    Electronic Power Conversion.
    Electrical Machine Drives.
    Motors and Actuators.

    Environmental Control.
    Electromagnetic Compatibility.
    Health and Safety.
    Hazardous Area Technology.

    Power Generation:
    Prime Movers.
    Alternative Energy Sources.
    Alternating Current Generators.

    Transmission and Distribution:
    Overhead Lines.
    Power Transformers.
    Electromagnetic Transients.
    Optical Fibres in Power Systems.

    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.
    Mining Applications.
    Standards and Certification.


Product details

  • No. of pages: 1504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2002
  • Published: September 27, 2002
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523545

About the Editors

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

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