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Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)

The second edition of Steven W. Blume’s bestseller provides a comprehensive treatment of power technology for the non-electrical engineer working in the electric power industry This book aims to give non-electrical professionals a fundamental understanding of large interconnected electrical power systems, better known as the “Power Grid”, with regard to terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, industry standards, control room operations for both normal and emergency conditions, maintenance, consumption, telecommunications and safety. The text begins with an overview of the terminology and basic electrical concepts commonly used in the industry then it examines the generation, transmission and distribution of power. Other topics discussed include energy management, conservation of electrical energy, consumption characteristics and regulatory aspects to help readers understand modern electric power systems. This second edition features: 
  • New sections on renewable energy, regulatory changes, new measures to improve system reliability, and smart technologies used in the power grid system 
  • Updated practical examples, photographs, drawing, and illustrations to help the reader gain a better understanding of the material
  • “Optional supplementary reading” sections within most chapters to elaborate on certain concepts by providing additional detail or background
Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional, Second Edition, gives business professionals in the industry and entry-level engineers a strong introduction to power technology in non-technical terms.  Steve W. Blume is Founder of Applied Professional Training, Inc., APT Global, LLC, APT College, LLC and APT Corporate Training Services, LLC, USA.  Steve is a registered professional engineer and certified NERC Reliability Coordinator with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in power and a Bachelor's degree specializing in Telecommunications. He has more than 25 years’ experience teaching electric power system basics to non-electrical professionals.  Steve's engineering and operations experience includes generation, transmission, distribution, and electrical safety.  He is an active senior member in IEEE and has published two books in power systems through IEEE and Wiley.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 11/21/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 205 pages

Industrial Power Distribution (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering Book 50)

This new edition of Industrial Power Distribution addresses key areas of electric power distribution from an end-user perspective, which will serve industry professionals and students develop the necessary skills for the power engineering field.
  • Expanded treatment of one-line diagrams, the per-unit system, complex power, transformer connections, and motor applications
  • New topics in this edition include lighting systems and arc flash hazard
  • Concept of AC Power is developed step by step from the basic definition of power
  • Fourier analysis is described in a graphical sense
  • End-of-chapter exercises 
If you are an instructor and adopted this book for your course, please email [email protected] to get access to the instructor files for this book.
Author: Ralph Fehr
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 11/18/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 440 pages

Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide (IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series Book 21)

Updated to reflect advancements since the publication of the previous edition, Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide, 3rd Edition is an introduction to lasers and associated equipment. You need only a minimal background in algebra to understand the nontechnical language in this book, which is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for beginners. By studying the conceptual drawings, tables, and multiple-choice quizzes with answers provided at the back of the book you can understand applications of semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers, and gas lasers for information processing, medicine, communications, industry, and military systems.
Author: Jeff Hecht
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 09/20/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 494 pages

Engineering Information Security: The Application of Systems Engineering Concepts to Achieve Information Assurance (IEEE Press Series on Information and Communication Networks Security)

Engineering Information Security covers all aspects of information security using a systematic engineering approach and focuses on the viewpoint of how to control access to information.
  • Includes a discussion about protecting storage of private keys, SCADA, Cloud, Sensor, and Ad Hoc networks
  • Covers internal operations security processes of monitors, review exceptions, and plan remediation
  • Over 15 new sections
  • Instructor resources such as lecture slides, assignments, quizzes, and a set of questions organized as a final exam
If you are an instructor and adopted this book for your course, please email [email protected] to get access to the additional instructor materials for this book.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 12/01/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 761 pages

Practical Power System Operation (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering Book 42)

Power system operation from an operator’s perspective Power systems are operated with the primary objectives of safety, reliability, and efficiency. Practical Power System Operation is the first book to provide a comprehensive picture of power system operation for both professional engineers and students alike. The book systematically describes the operator’s functions, the processes required to operate the system, and the enabling technology solutions deployed to facilitate the processes. In his book, Dr. Ebrahim Vaahedi, an expert practitioner in the field, presents a holistic review of:
  • The current state and workings of power system operation
  • Problems encountered by operators and solutions to remedy the problems
  • Individual operator functions, processes, and the enabling technology solutions
  • Deployment of real-time assessment, control, and optimization solutions in power system operation
  • Energy Management Systems and their architecture
  • Distribution Management Systems and their architecture
  • Power system operation in the changing energy industry landscape and the evolving technology solutions
Because power system operation is such a critical function around the world, the consequences of improper operation range from financial repercussions to societal welfare impacts that put people’s safety at risk. Practical Power System Operation includes a step-by-step illustrated guide to the operator functions, processes, and decision support tools that enable the processes. As a bonus, it includes a detailed review of the emerging technology and operation solutions that have evolved over the last few years. Written to the standards of higher education and university curriculums, Practical Power System Operation has been classroom tested for excellence and is a must-read for anyone looking to learn the critical skills they need for a successful career in power system operations.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 03/03/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages

Current Signature Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Cage Induction Motors: Industrial Application and Case Histories (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)

Provides coverage of Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) for cage induction motors This book is primarily for industrial engineers. It has 13 chapters and contains a unique data base of 50 industrial case histories on the application of MCSA to diagnose broken rotor bars or unacceptable levels of airgap eccentricity in cage induction motors with ratings from 127 kW (170 H.P.) up to 10,160 kW (13,620 H.P.). There are also unsuccessful case histories, which is another unique feature of the book. The case studies also illustrate the effects of mechanical load dynamics downstream of the motor on the interpretation of current signatures. A number of cases are presented where abnormal operation of the driven load was diagnosed. Chapter 13 presents a critical appraisal of MCSA including successes, failures and lessons learned via industrial case histories. 
  • The case histories are presented in a step by step format, with predictions and outcomes supported by current spectra and photographic evidence to confirm a correct or incorrect diagnosis
  • The case histories are presented in detail so readers fully understand the diagnosis
  • The authors have 108 years of combined experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, design, manufacture, operation and condition monitoring of SCIMs
  • There are 10 questions at the end of chapters 1 to 12 and answers can be obtained via the publisher
Current Signature Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Cage Induction Motors serves as a reference for professional engineers, head electricians and technicians working with induction motors.  To obtain the solutions manual for this book, please send an email to [email protected] William T. Thomson is Director and Consultant with EM Diagnostics Ltd, in Scotland. Prof. Thomson received a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and an MSc in 1977 from the University of Strathclyde. He has published 72 papers on condition monitoring of induction motors in a variety of engineering journals such as IEEE Transactions (USA), IEE Proceedings (UK), and also at numerous International IEEE and IEE conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a fellow of the IEE (IET) in the UK and a Chartered Professional Engineer registered in the UK. Ian Culbert was a Rotating Machines Specialist at Iris Power Qualitrol since April 2002 until his very untimely death on 8th September, 2015. At this company he provided consulting services to customers, assisted in product development, trained sales and field service staff and reviewed stator winding partial discharge reports. He has co-authored two books on electrical machine insulation design, evaluation, aging, testing and repair and was principal author of a number of Electric Power Research Institute reports on motor repair. Ian was a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 12/12/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 440 pages

Advances in Embedded and Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging Technologies (Wiley - IEEE)

Examines the advantages of Embedded and FO-WLP technologies, potential application spaces, package structures available in the industry, process flows, and material challenges   Embedded and fan-out wafer level packaging (FO-WLP) technologies have been developed across the industry over the past 15 years and have been in high volume manufacturing for nearly a decade. This book covers the advances that have been made in this new packaging technology and discusses the many benefits it provides to the electronic packaging industry and supply chain. It provides a compact overview of the major types of technologies offered in this field, on what is available, how it  is processed, what is driving its development, and the pros and cons.   Filled with contributions from some of the field’s leading experts, Advances in Embedded and Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging Technologies begins with a look at the history of the technology. It then goes on to examine the biggest technology and marketing trends. Other sections are dedicated to chip-first FO-WLP, chip-last FO-WLP, embedded die packaging, materials challenges, equipment challenges, and resulting technology fusions.  
  • Discusses specific company standards and their development results
  • Content relates to practice as well as to contemporary and future challenges in electronics system integration and packaging
  Advances in Embedded and Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging Technologies will appeal to microelectronic packaging engineers, managers, and decision makers working in OEMs, IDMs, IFMs, OSATs, silicon foundries, materials suppliers, equipment suppliers, and CAD tool suppliers. It is also an excellent book for professors and graduate students working in microelectronic packaging research.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 02/20/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 551 pages

Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)

A comprehensive resource that provides the basic concepts of electric power systems, microeconomics, and optimization techniques Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications offers students and practitioners a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of the economic theories, particularly microeconomic theories, as well as information on some advanced optimization methods of electricity markets. The authors—noted experts in the field—cover the basic drivers for the transformation of the electricity industry in both the United States and around the world and discuss the fundamentals of power system operation, electricity market design and structures, and electricity market operations. The text also explores advanced topics of power system operations and electricity market design and structure including zonal versus nodal pricing, market performance and market power issues, transmission pricing, and the emerging problems electricity markets face in smart grid and micro-grid environments.  The authors also examine system planning under the context of electricity market regime. They explain the new ways to solve problems with the tremendous amount of economic data related to power systems that is now available. This important resource:
  • Introduces fundamental economic concepts necessary to understand the operations and functions of electricity markets
  • Presents basic characteristics of power systems and physical laws governing operation
  • Includes mathematical optimization methods related to electricity markets and their applications to practical market clearing issues
Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications is an authoritative text that explores the basic concepts of the economic theories and key information on advanced optimization methods of electricity markets. 
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 08/30/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages

The Economics of Electricity Markets (Wiley - IEEE)

Bridges the knowledge gap between engineering and economics in a complex and evolving deregulated electricity industry, enabling readers to understand, operate, plan and design a modern power system With an accessible and progressive style written in straight-forward language, this book covers everything an engineer or economist needs to know to understand, operate within, plan and design an effective liberalized electricity industry, thus serving as both a useful teaching text and a valuable reference. The book focuses on principles and theory which are independent of any one market design. It outlines where the theory is not implemented in practice, perhaps due to other over-riding concerns. The book covers the basic modelling of electricity markets, including the impact of uncertainty (an integral part of generation investment decisions and transmission cost-benefit analysis). It draws out the parallels to the Nordpool market (an important point of reference for Europe). Written from the perspective of the policy-maker, the first part provides the introductory background knowledge required. This includes an understanding of basic economics concepts such as supply and demand, monopoly, market power and marginal cost. The second part of the book asks how a set of generation, load, and transmission resources should be efficiently operated, and the third part focuses on the generation investment decision. Part 4 addresses the question of the management of risk and Part 5 discusses the question of market power. Any power system must be operated at all times in a manner which can accommodate the next potential contingency. This demands responses by generators and loads on a very short timeframe. Part 6 of the book addresses the question of dispatch in the very short run, introducing the distinction between preventive and corrective actions and why preventive actions are sometimes required. The seventh part deals with pricing issues that arise under a regionally-priced market, such as the Australian NEM. This section introduces the notion of regions and interconnectors and how to formulate constraints for the correct pricing outcomes (the issue of "constraint orientation"). Part 8 addresses the fundamental and difficult issue of efficient transmission investment, and finally Part 9 covers issues that arise in the retail market.
  • Bridges the gap between engineering and economics in electricity, covering both the economics and engineering knowledge needed to accurately understand, plan and develop the electricity market
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics in the economics of electricity markets
  • Covers the latest research and policy issues as well as description of the fundamental concepts and principles that can be applied across all markets globally
  • Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Companion website holding solutions to problems set out in the book, also the relevant simulation (GAMS) codes
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 07/10/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 417 pages

CMOS: Mixed-Signal Circuit Design (IEEE Press Series on Microelectronic Systems Book 16)

Analog signal processing circuit blocks implemented in mixed-signal systems utilize more digital signal processing where the quality of the analog components can be reduced at the cost of digital system complexity. Discussing these design techniques from a circuit designer's point of view, CMOS is an advanced guide to mixed-signal circuit design that will bring designers rapidly up to speed. This new edition features additional examples and more, smaller chapters to make the information more accessible to graduate students as well as professionals who want to improve their skills in this area.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Published by: Wiley-IEEE Press | Publication date: 03/10/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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