Electric Energy: An Introduction, Third Edition

Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi

November 8, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 606 Pages - 530 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466503038 - CAT# K14454
Series: Power Electronics and Applications Series

USD$127.95

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Features

  • Covers the standard topics of power electronic and electromechanical conversion, as well as energy resources, power plants, renewable energy, and more
  • Presents most of the chapters as stand-alone topics, giving instructors more flexibility in deciding how to structure the course
  • Includes numerous examples from real systems and with real data, making them more relevant to students
  • Emphasizes issues that engineers encounter in their everyday work
  • Addresses electric safety, which is often overlooked in energy courses
  • Contains more than 525 illustrations

A solutions manual and PowerPoint® slides are available with qualifying course adoption.

Summary

The search for renewable energy and smart grids, the societal impact of blackouts, and the environmental impact of generating electricity, along with the new ABET criteria, continue to drive a renewed interest in electric energy as a core subject. Keeping pace with these changes, Electric Energy: An Introduction, Third Edition restructures the traditional introductory electric energy course to better meet the needs of electrical and mechanical engineering students.

Now in color, this third edition of a bestselling textbook gives students a wider view of electric energy, without sacrificing depth. Coverage includes energy resources, renewable energy, power plants and their environmental impacts, electric safety, power quality, power market, blackouts, and future power systems. The book also makes the traditional topics of electromechanical conversion, transformers, power electronics, and three-phase systems more relevant to students. Throughout, it emphasizes issues that engineers encounter in their daily work, with numerous examples drawn from real systems and real data.

What’s New in This Edition

  • Color illustrations
  • Substation and distribution equipment
  • Updated data on energy resources
  • Expanded coverage of power plants
  • Expanded material on renewable energy
  • Expanded material on electric safety
  • Three-phase system and pulse width modulation for DC/AC converters
  • Induction generator
  • More information on smart grids
  • Additional problems and solutions

Combining the fundamentals of traditional energy conversion with contemporary topics in electric energy, this accessible textbook gives students the broad background they need to meet future challenges.