Information about this book :
As EE programs became overloaded with various new courses, many
universities have begun to offer just one course in electrical machinery. Therefore, the first
purpose of scripting this book is to supply a meaningful and simply readable textbook for a 3
semester-hour introductory-level electrical machinery course. The aim of this book is
not an introduction to the planning of electrical machinery but is meant for college kids in electrical and
other engineering disciplines who might want to show themselves. it’s assumed that the scholars have
already completed an electrical circuits analysis course and are conversant in electromagnetic fields.
This book has evolved from the content of courses that I even have presented at California State
University, Sacramento; the University of Missouri at Columbia; the University of Oklahoma; Florida
International University; and Iowa State University. it’s been written for junior-level undergraduate students also as practicing engineers within the industry. The book is suitable for both electrical
and nonelectrical engineering students or practicing engineers who might want to show themselves.
The basic material has been explained carefully and intimately with numerous examples. Special features of the book include ample numerical examples and problems designed to use the knowledge presented in each chapter. Each new term is clearly defined when it’s first introduced within the text and
a special effort has been made to familiarize the reader with the vocabulary and symbols employed by the industry. Also, according to modern practice, the Systeme International d’Unites (SI) of units has been
used throughout the book.
It is important for each EE student, no matter his or her particular spe
socialization area, to be conversant in the elemental concepts involving three-phase circuits, power,
and power measurement in ac circuits. However, supported by experience and observation through
out my long teaching career, such topics are often reviewed either inadequately or too quickly
toward the top of a basic circuit analysis course, or not in the least in some cases thanks to lack of your time.
Therefore, as a remedy, a quick review of those topics is included within the first two chapters of this
book. Of course, instructors will decide for themselves whether or to not review them intimately,
depending on the necessity. Furthermore, it’s an incontrovertible fact that most students who take a basic electrical machines course don’t concentrate on electric power engineering. Certainly, they’re going to not be designing any electrical machines during their professional careers; even those students specializing in electric power engineering will probably not got to do so. Therefore, supported such reasoning also because of the Power Engineering Society of the IEEE, a more general approach to electrical machines has been used throughout this book. additionally, new modern topics are introduced within the additional five chapters to stay the reader up-to-date with new developments within the area of electrical machine applications and electrical power systems, including renewable energy, wind energy, and wind energy conversion systems, solar power systems, energy storage systems, and therefore the smart grid. Several new appendices are included during this edition. Also included is an in-depth glossary to define the terminologies utilized in electrical machines.