Many, in their quest for knowledge in engineering, find typical textbooks intimidating. Perhaps due to an extensive amount of physics theory, an overwhelming barrage of math, and not enough practical application of the engineering principles, laws, and equations. Therein lies the difference between this text and those voluminous and daunting conventional university engineering textbooks. This text leads the reader into more complex and abstract content after explaining the electrical engineering concepts and principles in an easy to understand fashion, supported by analogies borrowed from day-to-day examples and other engineering disciplines. Many complex electrical engineering concepts, for example, power factor, are examined from multiple perspectives, aided by diagrams, illustrations, and examples that the reader can easily relate to.
Throughout this book, the reader will gain a clear and strong grasp of electrical engineering fundamentals, and a better understanding of electrical engineering terms, concepts, principles, laws, analytical techniques, solution strategies, and computational techniques. The reader will also develop the ability to communicate with professional electrical engineers, controls engineers, and electricians on their "wavelength" with greater confidence. Study of this book can help develop skills and preparation necessary for succeeding in the electrical engineering portion of various certification and licensure exams, including Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Professional Engineering (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and many other trade certification tests. This text can serve as a compact and simplified electrical engineering desk reference. This book provides a brief introduction to the NEC®, the Arc-Flash Code, and a better understanding of electrical energy and associated cost. If you need to gain a better understanding of myriad battery alternatives available in the market, their strengths and weaknesses, and how batteries compare with capacitors as energy storage devices, this book can be a starting point.
This book is ideal for engineers, engineering students, facility managers, engineering managers, program/project managers, and other executives who do not possess a current working knowledge of electrical engineering. Because of the simple explanations, analogies, and practical examples employed by the author, this book serves as an excellent learning tool for non-engineers, technical writers, attorneys, electrical sales professionals, energy professionals, electrical equipment procurement agents, construction managers, facility managers, and maintenance managers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Fundamental Electrical Engineering Concepts and Principles. Chapter 2 DC Circuit Analysis, Diodes and Transistors- BJT, MOSFET and IGBT. Chapter 3 Alternating Current. Chapter 4 DC and AC Power, Efficiency, and Energy Flow. Chapter 5 Power Factor and Its Significance in Practical Applications. Chapter 6 Power Quality and Power Management. Chapter 7 Electrical Machines - Motors and Generators. Chapter 8 Electrical Power Distribution and Control Equipment, and Safety Related Devices. Chapter 9 National Electric Code® and Arc Flash Electrical Safety Standards. Chapter 10 Electrical Drawings and PLC Relay Ladder Logic Program. Chapter 11 Electrical Power Bill Calculation and Electrical Energy Cost Reduction. Chapter 12 Batteries and Capacitors as Energy Storage Devices. Appendix A Solutions for End-of-Chapter Self-Assessment Problems. Appendix B Common Units and Unit Conversion Factors. Appendix C Greek Symbols Commonly Used in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC.