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Posted August 25, 2001
i recommend this book to practising engineers in the consulting industry. this text takes the engineer further than any other standard text on power systems, such as 'elements of power systems' by william stevenson. the application of numerical analysis is extensively applied. engineers in industry can easily do a self study on mathlab (programming package), and enhance their ability with this text. there are many software packages available for the electrical power engineers, this book provides the fundamentals to the software approach, thus providing the engineer with an insight to the analytical approach. there are no authorizing agencies to validate the quality or performance of any power systems software that are available for purchase. this book provides a base for learning whats going on behind the pc monitor (screen). the chapters are the typical chapters with an indepth coverage. the text does require the engineer to brush up on circuit analysis and linear algebra. for the practising engineer start with chapter six 'power flow analysis' and proceed into fault analysis chapters, where numerical analysis is extensively employed. provided with the text is a disk that has relevant programs to be used with mathlab. having read 'power system operation' 3ed by miller, this text provides all the engineering from load analysis to control. to summarize its extensive and real world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 15, 2000
This book may cover all of the topics in power system analysis, but definitely not in any depth. Problems at the end of each chapter are not supported by the text. The student is left completely to his/her own devices to solve the problems. It is more of a book on how to use the MATLAB programs the author has written. Examples in each chapter are incomplete and their solutions turn to MATLAB programs whenever they become moderately complex. Typographical errors are abundant and problems are worded ambiguously causing the student to use brute force rather than reasoning to solve problems. Do not use this textbook for your power systems course, unless all you really want your student to get out of it is an increased aptitude for MATLAB. Steve Bramer, E.I.T., MSEE Candidate University of Missouri - ColumbiaWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.