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Digital systems, computer engineering, communications, imaging… the ever-increasing specialization within the field of electrical engineering led many schools to shift their traditional energy conversion courses from the core electrical engineering curricula to the elective curricula. Recently, however, the ongoing search for renewable energy, the societal impact of blackouts, the environmental impact of generating electricity, along with the new ABET criterion have contributed to renewed interest in electric energy as a core subject.
Electric Energy: An Introduction effectively reinvents the traditional electric energy course into one relevant to all electrical and most mechanical engineering students. Along with the standard topics of power electronics and electromechanical conversion, the text also covers energy resources, power plants, environmental impacts of power generation, power system operation, renewable energy, and electrical safety. Most of the topics are related to issues encountered daily in practice, and most of the examples are from real systems and use real data.
Emphasis on modeling and analysis, a flexible structure, and exceptional relevance to real-life issues make this text an outstanding choice. It brings together for the first time all of the topics needed to build the broad-based background today's engineers - and the engineers of tomorrow - need.
HISTORY AND FUTURE OF POWER SYSTEMS Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
The Battle of ac versus dc Today's Power Systems Future Power Systems
BASIC COMPONENTS OF POWER SYSTEMS Power Plants Transformers High-Voltage Transmission Lines Medium-Voltage Distribution Lines Worldwide Standards for Household Voltage and Frequency
ENERGY RESOURCES Fossil Fuel Nuclear Fuel
POWER PLANTS Hydroelectric Power Plants Fossil Fuel Power Plants Nuclear Power Plants
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF POWER PLANTS Environmental Concerns of Fossil Fuel Power Plants Environmental Concerns Related to Hydroelectric Power Plants Environmental Concerns Related to Nuclear Power Plants
RENEWABLE ENERGY Solar Energy Wind Energy Fuel Cell Small Hydroelectric Systems Geothermal Energy Tidal Energy Biomass Energy ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS Alternating Current Waveform Root Mean Square Phase Shift Concept of Phasors Complex Number Analysis Complex Impedance Electric Power Electric Energy
ELECTRIC SAFETY Electric Shock Ground Resistance Touch and Step Potentials Electric Safety at Home Safety of PersonnelWorking on Power Lines
THREE-PHASE SYSTEMS Generation of Three-Phase Voltages Connections of Three-Phase Circuits Power Calculations of Three-Phase Circuits
POWER ELECTRONICS Power Electronic Devices Solid-State Switching Circuits
TRANSFORMERS Theory of Operation Multi-Winding Transformer Autotransformer Three-Phase Transformer Actual Transformer
ELECTRIC MACHINES Rotating Magnetic Field Rotating Induction Motor Linear Induction Motor Synchronous Generator Synchronous Motor Stepper Motor
POWER DISTRIBUTION AND BLACKOUTS Topology of Power Systems Analysis of Power Networks Electric Energy Demand Electric Energy Trade World Wide Web of Power Anatomy of Blackouts Blackout Scenarios APPENDIX INDEX