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Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics Hardcover – Dec 31 1996


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  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (Dec 31 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471022950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471022954
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 2.7 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 962 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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P. C. Sen (Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario, Canada)


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If you need an engineering introduction into generators, motors, transformers, and the likes this book is good. The illustrations not only show simplistic diagrams but actual machines one will find in the job. Has solved examples and end of chapter questions. Covers a lot of ground but delivers the concepts well.
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Same book as inn the University of British Columbia book stare only at lower price. Well worth the savings if ordered in time for class.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacquelyn Spicer on Jan. 30 2013
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The product is in good condition and is exactly what I expected it to be. Unfortunately, it took longer than expected to arrive but I was very happy when I did receive it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good basic book of motor/generators May 25 2000
By R. Bolton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you need an engineering introduction into generators, motors, transformers, and the likes this book is good. The illustrations not only show simplistic diagrams but actual machines one will find in the job. Has solved examples and end of chapter questions. Covers a lot of ground but delivers the concepts well.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Reads like a cookbook, not an engineering textbook! Nov. 24 2007
By Mahmoud Al-Qudsi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I've just finished a university course with this book as the reference, and it's not been a happy experience. The author has a poor grasp of the concept of grammar-checking, and doesn't follow his own standards (sometimes including the imaginary "i"/"j" in formulas and sometimes leaving it out).

But the biggest problem is, the author makes no attempt to get the reader/student to understand WHY and HOW machine behavior is derived. Instead of deriving any equations (via KCL/KVL), PC Sen lists the equations as-is and expects you to memorize them.

Unfortunately, this is an engineering course and not English Lit: engineers need explanations and mathematics, not a "plug the variable in here and substitute to determine the answer" book.

Throughout the course the professor would have to point out inconstencies in the formulas provided and direct students to alternative online references as a substitute for this poor book's pitiful attempt at explaining power electronics to readers.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
lousy text Dec 20 2004
By R. Huang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
terrible textbook

I took this course from the university that the author taught at. the book was this textbook. the pedagogy was terrible, some units such as (At/m) were not properly defined, the commentary was minimal except where it was copied from other books. it seems that the auther cannot be bothered to give a thorough explanation of the the basic concepts, and would only add in text as an afterthought. as a practicing professional in the field and as someone who has taught university level courses, I would say, find another textbook
Why bother writing the book? April 27 2014
By Paul A. Bonyak - Published on Amazon.com
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This author is accomplished in his field, unfortunately he really doesn't care to impart his knowledge to the masses as judged by this book. Topics are introduced without motivation or very little. Only the simplest ideas which the student presumably already knows are explained in any detail. The needed and more challenging concepts which is why you buy a book like this are not developed at all. This perhaps at best was meant to help his students remember and review his lectures. Unfortunately I don't have access to his lectures. If you like to apply Kirchoff's Laws to Steinmetz diagrams then this is the book for you. If you want to know why you have a Steinmetz diagram , how it models your machine and what these circuit theory calculations mean for this model look elsewhere.
Lots of good info, poorly presented July 19 2013
By MattT - Published on Amazon.com
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There's a lot of good information in this book, and the writers tried really hard to present in a clear and well-organized manner. And a lot of the time, they succeed. But a lot of the time, they don't. A big chunk of that can be traced to an index that needs more entries, including a more thorough consideration of the multiple ways someone might look something up. Also, large portions of the books convey information by using variable names, and worse, a lot of different quatities will have the same symbol and be differentiated only by the subscript--and if you forget what that one symbol means and can't find that one place where it was defined, too bad. A summary table of symbols is sorely needed.

So, yeah. I've read worse, and I've read better.


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