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Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines

1st Edition

By Richard C. Dorf

CRC Press

672 pages | 284 B/W Illus.

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In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.

Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines explores in detail the fields of energy devices, machines, and systems as well as control systems. It provides all of the fundamental concepts needed for thorough, in-depth understanding of each area and devotes special attention to the emerging area of embedded systems. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on human-computer interaction.

Table of Contents


Conventional Power Generation; George G. Karady

Alternative Power Systems and Devices

Distributed Power; Johan H.R. Enslin and Rama Ramakumar

Solar Electric Systems; Thomas R. Mancini, Roger Messenger, and Jerry Ventre

Fuel Cells; Gregor Hoogers


High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission; Rao S. Thallam

Compensation; Mohamed E. El-Hawary

Fault Analysis in Power Systems; Charles A. Gross

Protection; Arun G. Phadke

Transient Operation of Power Systems; R.B. Gungor

Planning; J. Duncan Glover

Power Quality; Jos Arrillaga

Power System Analysis; Andrew Hanson and Leo Grigsby

Power Transformers; Charles A. Gross

Energy Distribution; George G. Karady and Tom Short

Electrical Machines

Generators; Ioan Serban

Motors; Mehdi Ferdowsi

Small Electric Motors; Elias G. Strangas

Energy Management; K. Neil Stanton, Jay C. Giri, and Anjan Bose

Power System Analysis Software; C.P. Arnold and N.R. Watson


Control Systems

Models; William L. Brogan

Dynamic Response; Gordon K.F. Lee

Frequency Response Methods: Bode Diagram Approach; Andrew P. Sage

The Root Locus Method; Hitay Özbay

Compensation; Charles L. Phillips and Royce D. Harbor

Digital Control Systems; Raymond G. Jacquot and John E. McInroy

Nonlinear Control Systems; Derek P. Atherton

Navigation Systems; Myron Kayton

Environmental Effects; Karen Blades, Braden Allenby, and Michele M. Blazek


Robot Configuration; Ty A. Lasky and Tien C. Hsia

Robot Dynamics and Controls; Hodge E. Jenkins, Mark L. Nagurka, and Thomas R. Kurfess

Applications; Nicholas G. Odrey

Aerospace Systems

Avionics Systems; Cary R. Spitzer, Daniel A. Martinec, and Cornelius T. Leondes

Satellite Communications Systems: Applications; Vyacheslav Tuzlukov, Won-Sik Yoon, and Yong Deak Kim

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems: An Overview; Grant Martin and Luciano Lavagno

Real-Time in Embedded Systems; Hans Hansson, Mikael Nolin, and Thomas Nolte

Using UML for Embedded Software and System Modeling; Kleanthis Thramboulidis

Welding and Bonding; George E. Cook, Reginald Crawford, David R. DeLapp, and Alvin M. Strauss

Human-Computer Interaction; Evelyn P. Rozanski and Anne R. Haake

Decision Diagram Technique; S.N. Yanushkevich and V.P. Shmerko

Vehicular Systems; Linda Sue Boehmer


Introduction; Ronald J. Tallarida

Greek Alphabet

International System of Units (SI)

Conversion Constants and Multipliers

Physical Constants

Symbols and Terminology for Physical and Chemical Quantities


Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers; Charles W. Therrien



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