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Introduction

  • Werner Leonhard
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Abstract

Energy is the basis of any technical and industrial development. As long as only human and animal labour is available, a main prerequisite for social progress and general welfare is lacking. The energy consumption per capita in a country is thus an indicator of its state of technical development, exhibiting differences of more than two orders of magnitude between highly industrialised and not yet developed countries.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Leonhard
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  1. 1.Institut für RegelungstechnikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigDeutschland

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