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Electric Machines (Electric Power Engineering Series)
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on June 7, 2012
This is an excellent text. Gross takes the often butchered subject of EM machines and shows how it should be taught. In industry, you don't just consider the electric motor and generator alone. There are controls and governors and prime movers and then there's the consideration of the load. Also, inrush currents are very important in applications. Unless you actually design electric machines for a living, most texts that neglect the real-world aspect of EM machines are doing the student a very great disservice. It's nice to have a book that really gives an accurate idea about how motors and generators are used in the real world. Most texts neglect this, including the Fitzgerald staple, and if they don't it's at the end of the text and very vague.

So, Gross takes those concepts and integrates them into the fundamentals of the motor and generator. Someone who reads this text will be very well educated on how motors and generators are really used in the real world, not to mention transformers. What's really impressive about this book is that Gross uses schematics that mimic real-life industry schematics, like his 3-line diagram for transformers. He even includes the zig-zag wired transformer! I have never seen that in a book like this. I highly recommend this book.

P.S. I also highly recommend his power systems book.
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on December 4, 2006
As an undergraduate, I used Fitzgerald/Kingsley as my machines text. This text is vastly superior to that book and Chapman's Electric Machinery book. The book covers many topics both from the internal operation of the machine and when the machine is connected to external equipment.

The book is clearly written for the undergraduate engineer and he places plenty of examples in the text.

I believe the practicing engineer will also find this book useful as well as there are many practice problems that relate to re-world situations.
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on November 11, 2015
Very good book.
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on April 24, 2011
The book got here before the expected date. The book was rated as "like new" and it's just new! Great service!
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on October 21, 2014
Sorry this bookis not my cup of coffe
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The best most practical machine book along with chapmans which will serve as complmentry text. Gross books Are very well written and explained even its power system analysis text.. The author has double bachelor and one of them was physics.. And thats really clearly seen in way how.he.utilize.his background.in physics to elaborate in electrical engineering problems...simply awesome
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on September 8, 2009
This book has lots of info but it will require that the instructor explains and goes over things for better understanding especially for students/ppl that never dealt with electric motors.
This book worked for me.
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