• Book Name: Electrical Engineering for Non Electrical Engineers Second Edition by S Bobby Rauf
  • Author: S Bobby Rauf
  • Pages: 554
  • Size: 72 MB

Electrical Engineering for Non Electrical Engineers PDF

electrical engineering for non electrical engineers pdf

Contents of Electrical Engineering for Non Electrical Engineers PDF

  1. Electrical Engineering Basics
  2. DC Circuit Analysis and Basic Electronic Devices
  3. Alternating Current (AC) Fundamentals
  4. DC and AC Power
  5. Power Factor
  6. Demand, Load Factor, Service Factor and Electrical Power Bill Computation
  7. Electric Motors and Generators
  8. Power Distribution Equipment, Instrumentation and Electronic Safety Devices
  9. National Electric Code, NFPA® 70 E and Electrical Standards
  10. Electrical and Controls Drawings
  11. Electrical Power Rate Schedules and Electrical Energy Cost Savings Opportunities
  12. Illumination and Lighting System Design
  13. Batteries

Preface of Electrical Engineering for Non Electrical Engineers PDF

Many Non-engineering professionals as well as engineers who are not electrical engineers tend to have a phobia related to electrical engineering. One reason for this apprehensiveness about electrical engineering is due to the fact that electrical engineering is premised concepts, methods and mathematical techniques that are somewhat more abstract than those employed in other disciplines, such as civil, mechanical, environmental and industrial engineering.

Yet, because of the prevalence and ubiquitous nature of the electrical equipment, appliances, and the role electricity plays in our daily lives, the non-electrical professionals find themselves interfacing with systems and dealing with matters that broach into the electrical realm. Therein lies the purpose and objective of this book.

This second edition includes an important new chapter on batteries. As renewable energy solutions gain a foothold and expand, we see challenges and opportunities in safe and effective storage of energy. That is where battery technology comes in. Hence the importance of this new chapter, which introduces the reader to different types of batteries, primary vs. secondary, traditional lead-acid batteries vs. the cutting edge Li-Ion batteries. In this chapter, the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats faced by the new and traditional battery solutions are examined.

In addition, this second edition updates some of the electrical power generation information; taking into account some of the remarkable shifts in the sources of energy for production of electrical power. Established and recognized electrical engineering drawing standards have been included, as well, in this edition. The NEC and NFPA 70 E Arc Flash information included in this book has been revised to comport with the current revisions of NEC (2014) and NFPA 70 E (2015).

This edition maintains the mission to serve as a resource for exploring and understanding basic electrical engineering concepts, principles, analytical strategies and mathematical strategies. If your objective as a reader is limited to the acquisition of basic knowledge in electrical engineering, then the material in this book should suffice. If, however, the reader wishes to progress their electrical engineering knowledge to intermediate or advanced level, this book could serve as a useful platform.

As the aphorism goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words;” this  book maximizes the utilization of diagram, graphs, pictures and flow charts to facilitate quick and effective comprehension of the concepts of electrical engineering. In this book, the study of electrical engineering concepts, principles and analysis techniques is made relatively easy for the reader by inclusion of most of the reference data, in form of excerpts from different parts of the book, within the discussion of each case study, exercise and self-assessment problem solutions.

This is in an effort to facilitate quick study and comprehension of the material without repetitive search for reference data in other parts of the book. Certain electrical engineering concepts and terms are explained more than once as these concepts appear in different chapters of this text; often with a slightly different perspective.

This approach is a deliberate attempt to make the study of some of the more abstract electrical engineering topics more fluid; allowing the reader continuity, and precluding the need for pausing and referring to chapters where those specific topics were first introduced.

Due to the level of explanation and detail included for most electrical engineering concepts, principles, computational techniques and analyses methods, this book is a tool for those energy engineers, engineers and non-engineers, who are not current on the subject of electrical engineering.

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