Monday, January 14, 2019

Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more.


Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications by Austin Hughes

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.

The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.

Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.

Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors

New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout.


Power Electronics Handbook 3rd Edition by Muhammad H. Rashid

Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. It has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.

Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity.

Contains 45 chapters covering all aspects of power electronics and its applications
Three new chapters now including coverage Energy Sources, Energy Storage and Electric Power Transmission
Contributions from more than fifty leading experts spanning twelve different countries


Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition Electric Power Engineering Series By Leonard L. Grigsby

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Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies.


Power Electronic Control in­ Electrical Systems Newnes Power Engineering Series By Enrique Acha, Vassilios G. Agelidis, Olimpo Anaya, T. J. E. Miller


Within this book the fundamental concepts associated with the topic of power electronic control are covered alongside the latest equipment and devices, new application areas and associated computer-assisted methods.
*A practical guide to the control of reactive power systems
*Ideal for postgraduate and professional courses
*Covers the latest equipment and computer-aided analysis


Electronic Circuits - Fundamentals & Applications, Third Edition 3rd Edition by Mike Tooley

Electronic Circuits is a unique combination of a comprehensive reference text and a practical electronics handbook in one volume. 

Mike Tooley provides all the essential information required to get to grips with the fundamentals of electronics, detailing the underpinning knowledge necessary to appreciate the operation of a wide range of electronic circuits, including amplifiers, logic circuits, power supplies and oscillators. The third edition now offers an even more extensive range of topics, with extended coverage of practical areas such as circuit construction and fault finding, and new topics including circuit simulation, electronic CAD and a brand new chapter devoted to the PIC microcontroller.

A new companion website at offers the reader a set of spreadsheet design tools that can be used to simplify circuit calculations, as well as circuit models and templates that will enable virtual simulation of circuits in the book. These are accompanied by on-line self-test MCQs per chapter with automatic marking, to enable students to continually monitor their own progress and understanding. A bank of on-line questions for lecturers to set as assignments is also available on

The book's content is matched to the latest pre-degree level courses (from Level 2 up to, and including, Foundation Degree and HND), making this an invaluable reference text for all study levels, and its broad coverage is combined with practical case studies, based in real-world engineering contexts throughout the text. 

The unique combination of a comprehensive reference text, incorporating a primary focus on practical application, ensures this text will prove a vital guide for students and also for industry-based engineers, who are either new to the field of electronics, or who wish to refresh their knowledge. Yet unlike general electronics reference texts available, Electronic Circuits offers this essential information at an affordable price. 

* A comprehensive reference text and practical electronics handbook in one volume - at an affordable price!
* New chapter on PIC microcontrollers - the most popular chip family for use in project work in colleges and universities
* Companion websites contain free electronic tools to aid learning for students and a question bank for lecturers


Embedded Software: Know It All (Newnes Know It All) by Jean J. Labrosse, Jack Ganssle, Robert Oshana, Colin Walls, Keith E. Curtis, Jason Andrews, David J. Katz, Rick Gentile , Kamal Hyder , Bob Perrin

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!

Embedded software is present everywhere – from a garage door opener to implanted medical devices to multicore computer systems. This book covers the development and testing of embedded software from many different angles and using different programming languages. Optimization of code, and the testing of that code, are detailed to enable readers to create the best solutions on-time and on-budget. Bringing together the work of leading experts in the field, this a comprehensive reference that every embedded developer will need!
Proven, real-world advice and guidance from such “name” authors as Tammy Noergard, Jen LaBrosse, and Keith Curtis
Popular architectures and languages fully discussed
Gives a comprehensive, detailed overview of the techniques and methodologies for developing effective, efficient embedded software


Electrical Engineering: Know It All (Newnes Know It All) 1st Edition by Clive Maxfield, John Bird, Tim Williams, Walt Kester, Alan Bensky

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!

Electrical engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Electrical Engineering Know It All covers every angle including Real-World Signals and Systems, Electromagnetics, and Power systems.

A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
Topics include digital, analog, and power electronics, and electric circuits
The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume


Electrical Engineering 101: Everything You Should Have Learned in School...but Probably Didn't 3rd Edition by Darren Ashby

Electrical Engineering 101 covers the basic theory and practice of electronics, starting by answering the question "What is electricity?" It goes on to explain the fundamental principles and components, relating them constantly to real-world examples. Sections on tools and troubleshooting give engineers deeper understanding and the know-how to create and maintain their own electronic design projects. Unlike other books that simply describe electronics and provide step-by-step build instructions, EE101 delves into how and why electricity and electronics work, giving the reader the tools to take their electronics education to the next level. It is written in a down-to-earth style and explains jargon, technical terms and schematics as they arise. The author builds a genuine understanding of the fundamentals and shows how they can be applied to a range of engineering problems.

This third edition includes more real-world examples and a glossary of formulae. It contains new coverage of:

Classes of components
Memory (RAM, ROM, etc.)
Surface mount
High speed design
Board layout
Advanced digital electronics (e.g. processors)
Transistor circuits and circuit design
Op-amp and logic circuits
Use of test equipment
Gives readers a simple explanation of complex concepts, in terms they can understand and relate to everyday life.
Updated content throughout and new material on the latest technological advances.
Provides readers with an invaluable set of tools and references that they can use in their everyday work.


Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, 3rd.Edition by Rizzoni (Author)


Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I by Don Johnson

The text focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Contents: 1) Introduction. 2) Signals and Systems. 3) Analog Signal Processing. 4) Frequency Domain. 5) Digital Signal Processing. 6) Information Communication. 7) Appendices: Decibels; Permutations and Combinations, Frequency Allocations.

Handbook of Electrical Engineering: For Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry 1st Edition by Alan L. Sheldrake

A practical treatment of power system design within the oil, gas, petrochemical and offshore industries. These have significantly different characteristics to large-scale power generation and long distance public utility industries. 
Developed from a series of lectures on electrical power systems given to oil company staff and university students, Sheldrake's work provides a careful balance between sufficient mathematical theory and comprehensive practical application knowledge. 
Features of the text include:
Comprehensive handbook detailing the application of electrical engineering to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries
Practical guidance to the electrical systems equipment used on off-shore production platforms, drilling rigs, pipelines, refineries and chemical plants
Summaries of the necessary theories behind the design together with practical guidance on selecting the correct electrical equipment and systems required
Presents numerous 'rule of thumb' examples enabling quick and accurate estimates to be made
Provides worked examples to demonstrate the topic with practical parameters and data
Each chapter contains initial revision and reference sections prior to concentrating on the practical aspects of power engineering including the use of computer modelling
Offers numerous references to other texts, published papers and international standards for guidance and as sources of further reading material
Presents over 35 years of experience in one self-contained reference
Comprehensive appendices include lists of abbreviations in common use, relevant international standards and conversion factors for units of measure
An essential reference for electrical engineering designers, operations and maintenance engineers and technicians.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications by Aiping Yu, Victor Chabot, Jiujun Zhang

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Although recognized as an important component of all energy storage and conversion technologies, electrochemical supercapacitators (ES) still face development challenges in order to reach their full potential. A thorough examination of development in the technology during the past decade, Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the ES from technical and practical aspects and crystallization of the technology, detailing the basics of ES as well as its components and characterization techniques.

The book illuminates the practical aspects of understanding and applying the technology within the industry and provides sufficient technical detail of newer materials being developed by experts in the field which may surface in the future. The book discusses the technical challenges and the practical limitations and their associated parameters in ES technology. It also covers the structure and options for device packaging and materials choices such as electrode materials, electrolyte, current collector, and sealants based on comparison of available data.

Supplying an in depth understanding of the components, design, and characterization of electrochemical supercapacitors, the book has wide-ranging appeal to industry experts and those new to the field. It can be used as a reference to apply to current work and a resource to foster ideas for new devices that will further the technology as it becomes a larger part of main stream energy storage.