Publisher description for Electric power systems : a conceptual introduction / Alexandra von Meier.


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This book explains the technical basis of electric reliability, enabling readers to understand how the electric grid works and what can go wrong with the grid, and envision how it might need to be fixed._ It describes the main components such as generators and motors (Ch 4), other appliances (Ch 5), transmission and distribution equipment including power lines, transformers and circuit breakers (Ch 6); it explains how the whole system is managed and coordinated (Ch 9), analyzed mathematically (Ch 7), and kept stable and reliable (Ch 8); and it presents the underlying physical concepts of electricity (Ch 1), circuits (Ch 2), and complex power (Ch 3).
This book makes highly technical information accessible to the intelligent lay person without overly simplifying the material._ Throughout, the text appeals to common sense and emphasizes intuitive understanding._ It is unique in that it includes mathematical equations and formulas but also discusses their meaning in plain English, not assuming any prior familiarity with particular notations or vocabulary._ In doing so, the book makes what has traditionally been privileged knowledge of electrical engineering comprehensible and useful for all students and professionals involved with electric power._



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Electric power systems.