Fundamentals of Harmonics

  • George J. Wakileh
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter provides a quantitative discussion of harmonics. Fundamentals of harmonics are discussed and preliminaries are provided — The Fourier series is presented. Characteristics of harmonics are illustrated. Equations pertinent to distortion measures are developed. The use of capacitor banks for reactive power supply and power factor correction is discussed. Resonance is explained.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Wakileh
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  1. 1.HohenemsAustria

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