Pragmatic Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals introduces the fundamentals of the energy-delivery part of electrical systems. It begins with a study of basic electrical circuits and then focuses on electrical power. Three-phase power systems, transformers, induction motors, and magnetics are the major topics.
All of the material in the text is illustrated with completely-worked examples to guide the student to a better understanding of the topics. This short lecture book will be of use at any level of engineering, not just electrical. Its goal is to provide the practicing engineer with a practical, applied look at the energy side of electrical systems. The author's "pragmatic" and applied style gives a unique and helpful "non-idealistic, practical, opinionated" introduction to the topic.
Table of Contents
Power of the Sine
Three-Phase Power Systems
About the Author(s)William Eccles
, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Bill Eccles has been Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology since 1990 (except for one year at Oklahoma State). He retired in 1990 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus after 25 years at the University of South Carolina. He founded the Department of Computer Science at that university, and served at one time or another as head of four different departments, Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, all at South Carolina, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman. Most of his teaching has been in circuits and in microprocessor systems. He has published Microprocessor Systems: A 16-Bit Approach
(Addison-Wesley, 1985) and numerous monographs on circuits, systems, microprocessor programming, and digital logic design. In this Synthesis Lectures in Digital Circuits and Systems series, Bill has published several texts in this Pragmatic series, all to introduce electrical topics to non-electrical engineers. Bill and his wife Trish have two children and four grandchildren. Bill is also a conductor (appropriate for an electrical engineer) on the Whitewater Valley Railroad, a tourist line in Connersville, Indiana. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and an amateur radio operator.