||James L. Kirtley
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The author of this popular technical publication used the innovative approach to the very fundamentals of the electric power, that provided modern and comprehensive treatment. The book covers the most important and actual problems relating to the electrical power systems and looks at the traditional power plants as well as the ones utilizing sunlight and wind to extract the energy. It may be used for self-study and in the classroom. The problems included in the book, at the end of the each chapter, are of different levels of difficulty level. We have found that the book is very well written and very readable. It means that one does not necessarily have to be a professional electrical engineer to be able to use this publication. The material presented in the pages of this book is easy to understand even to non-professionals. The author goes through every single topic in depth and makes his best to explain the methods used. We think that the publication shall be treated as the indispensable reference source for students of electrical engineering and engineers willing to get some additional training and improve their professional skills. Among the topics included by the author there are power electronics, synchronous machines, induction and d/c motors, energy conversion and others.