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By Alexandra von Meier

A transparent clarification of the expertise for generating and offering electricity
Electric energy platforms explains and illustrates how the electrical grid works in a transparent, ordinary type that makes hugely technical fabric available. It starts with an intensive dialogue of the underlying actual strategies of electrical energy, circuits, and intricate energy that serves as a starting place for extra complex fabric. Readers are then brought to the most parts of electrical energy platforms, together with turbines, automobiles and different home equipment, and transmission and distribution gear comparable to energy strains, transformers, and circuit breakers. the writer explains how a complete strength approach is controlled and coordinated, analyzed mathematically, and stored solid and reliable.
Recognizing the industrial and environmental implications of electrical power creation and public main issue over disruptions of carrier, this ebook exposes the demanding situations of manufacturing and offering electrical energy to assist tell public coverage judgements. Its discussions of complicated ideas comparable to reactive energy stability, load movement, and balance research, for instance, supply deep perception into the complexity of electrical grid operation and display how and why physics constrains economics and politics.
Although this survival advisor contains mathematical equations and formulation, it discusses their which means in simple English and doesn't imagine any earlier familiarity with specific notations or technical jargon. extra good points include:
* A thesaurus of symbols, devices, abbreviations, and acronyms
* Illustrations that support readers visualize methods and higher comprehend advanced concepts
* distinctive research of a case learn, together with an internet connection with the case, permitting readers to check the implications of manipulating numerous parameters
With its transparent dialogue of ways electrical grids paintings, electrical strength platforms is suitable for a large readership of execs, undergraduate and graduate scholars, executive employer managers, environmental advocates, and shoppers.

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1 Electric field of (a) a single charge and (b) two opposite charges. 5 ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS 21 of the force is indicated by the proximity of field lines: the force is stronger where the lines are closer together. This field also indicates what would happen to a negative charge: At any point, it would experience a force of equal strength (assuming equal magnitude of charge), but opposite direction as the positive test charge, since it would be attracted rather than repelled. Thus, a negative test charge would also move along the field lines, only backwards.

The configuration of electrons within a given material, having a certain atomic and molecular structure, determines what energy transitions are available to electrons. They will interact with radiation only to the extent that the available transitions match precisely the energy of the photon, corresponding to its frequency (wavelength). This explains why materials interact differently with radiation of different frequencies, absorbing some and transmitting or reflecting others. A glass window, for example, transmits visible light but not ultraviolet.

4. 3 SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS 35 Network Reduction As stated earlier, any network of circuit elements is composed of some mixture of series and parallel combinations. To analyze the network, circuit branches are sequentially aggregated from the bottom up as series or parallel combinations, up to the desired scale. The point is best made through an illustrative example. 3 Network reduction. 3, relying on the fact that any parallel and series combination of resistors can ultimately be reduced to a single resistance.

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