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Performance and Design of Alternating Current Machines (Engineering Degree) Paperback – December, 1968


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  • Series: Engineering Degree
  • Paperback: 708 pages
  • Publisher: Pitman Publishing; 3rd edition (December 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273401998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273401995
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,569,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SURESH K SHETH on November 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
This was an exceptionally great book even 40-50 years ago; and it still is a great book today. Dr. M. G. Say has an unique style for explaining the theory of operation, performance and design of electrical machines and transformers. My teachers had studied his books; and one of them introduced some lucky electrical power engineering students (including me) to this book when there was not "one" specific "prescribed/recommended" book to cover the subject matter. There were three companion books: [A] "Performance and Design of D. C. Machines" by: A. E. Clayton and N. N. Hancock (Pitman), [B] "Performance and Design of A. C. Commutator Motors" by: E. O. Taylor (Pitman), and [C] "Electrical Engineering Design Manual" by: M. G. Say (Chapman & Hall). These four books were great books then, as they are today. I simply can not praise them enough. I will strongly recommend the book by Dr. M. G. Say, as well as the companion books, to anyone who wants to understand electrical machines and transformers. The study is hard work, but these books make it enjoyable. They are "just beautiful". I must add one superb book to this list; it is "Principles of Electromechanical Energy Conversion" by: (Dr.) Jerome Meisel (McGraw-Hill, 1966). For the interested-ones, the excellent Bibliography in Dr. Meisel's book gives a good list of some great work in the field of Introductory Electromagnetic Theory, Linear- systems theory, Energy-state-function Formulation, Electrical Machines, Transformers, Electromechanical Energy Conversion, and Primitive-machine Theory.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is as another reviewer put it, simply a "beautiful" book. It goes far beyond being a book of concepts. It's almost addictive in being so disarmingly simple to understand. The beauty of Dr. Say's book is it's written by a teacher who wants to help you understand the concept rather than the math which is the common approach of all other books I've read many books on machines (which trust me is a lot of books). Others use math to explain concepts where they cannot clearly explain the phenomenon. Dr. Say will have it no other way than to explain the physics behind the phenomenon. This is a book that needs to come in a hard back cover and that finds its way into your shelf of precious books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bashar Alasadi on October 29, 2005
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As the poeple up there mentioned, its really one of the best book that explains the theory/physics of electric machinery rather. It does a really great job explaining the steady state operation/modeling of electric machines that u cant find any where else. Its simply the best. However, The theory behind electromechanical energy conversion wasnt explained in a way that is accessable, u will find some info here and there in the 1st three chapters... it would of been better if there was a chapter devoted for it ...I have the alternating current machines edition of this book though...
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By freedoon on February 25, 2002
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