Electrical Measuring Instruments and Measurements

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ISBN 9780415621519
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  • Clear presentation style with reader-friendly language, every chapter starts with a little summary to link to the basic science or phenomena;
  • Covers many subjects in detail, such as magnetism, electricity and electromagnetism, electrical circuit analysis, visual display and analyses;
  • Worked examples, exercises with answers, and homework questions are included at the end of every chapter.


This book, written for the benefit of engineering students and practicing engineers alike, is the culmination of the author's four decades of experience related to the subject of electrical measurements, comprising nearly 30 years of experimental research and more than 15 years of teaching at several engineering institutions.

The unique feature of this book, apart from covering the syllabi of various universities, is the style of presentation of all important aspects and features of electrical measurements, with neatly and clearly drawn figures, diagrams and colour and b/w photos that illustrate details of instruments among other things, making the text easy to follow and comprehend. Enhancing the chapters are interspersed explanatory comments and, where necessary, footnotes to help better understanding of the chapter contents. Also, each chapter begins with a "recall" to link the subject matter with the related science or phenomenon and fundamental background.

The first few chapters of the book comprise "Units, Dimensions and Standards"; "Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetism" and "Network Analysis". These topics form the basics of electrical measurements and provide a better understanding of the main topics discussed in later chapters. The last two chapters represent valuable assets of the book, and relate to (a) "Magnetic Measurements", describing many unique features not easily available elsewhere, a good study of which is essential for the design and development of most electric equipment – from motors to transformers and alternators, and (b) "Measurement of Non-electrical Quantities", dealing extensively with the measuring techniques of a number of variables that constitute an important requirement of engineering measurement practices.

The book is supplemented by ten appendices covering various aspects dealing with the art and science of electrical measurement and of relevance to some of the topics in main chapters. Other useful features of the book include an elaborate chapter-by-chapter list of symbols, worked examples, exercises and quiz questions at the end of each chapter, and extensive authors' and subject index.

This book will be of interest to all students taking courses in electrical measurements as a part of a B.Tech. in electrical engineering. Professionals in the field of electrical engineering will also find the book of use.

Table of Contents

1. Units, Dimensions and Standards 
2. Magnetism, Electricity and Electromagnetism 
3. Electrical Circuit Analysis 
4. Visual Display and Analyses 
5. Measuring Instruments 
6. Extension of Instruments Range: Current and Potential Transformers 
7. Measurement of Power 
8. Measurement of Energy 
9. Potentiometers 
10. Measurement of Resistance 
11. AC and DC Bridges and Bridge Methods 
12. Magnetic Measurements 
13. Measurement of Non-electrical Quantities 

Author Bio(s)

Dr. S.C. Bhargava's professional career spans nearly five decades of which he spent 25 years in industrial research at Corp. R & D, BHEL, Hyderabad from where he retired as Specialist (Electromagnetic phenomena) in 1999. Dr Bhargava has published nearly 50 research/technical papers in various national and international journals. His current field of research is "Biomedical Effects of ELF EMFs on Living Beings" on which he has published and co-authored several papers. He is a Fellow of IE(I), IEE(UK) and IETE and a Sr. Member of CSI. He is also the Life Senior of the IEEE with which he has been very actively associated since 1980, being the Hyderabad Section Chair in 1991 and 1992. His latest interest is designing and developing solar electric modules and distribution systems.