Pragmatic Electrical Engineering: Systems and Instruments is about some of the non-energy parts of electrical systems, the parts that control things and measure physical parameters. The primary topics are control systems and their characterization, instrumentation, signals, and electromagnetic compatibility. This text features a large number of completely worked examples to aid the reader in understanding how the various principles fit together.
While electric engineers may find this material useful as a review, engineers in other fields can use this short lecture text as a modest introduction to these non-energy parts of electrical systems. Some knowledge of basic d-c circuits and of phasors in the sinusoidal steady state is presumed.
Table of Contents
Closed-Loop Control Systems
Characterizing a System
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.