Basics of Electricity and Magnetism

  • Harry G. Kwatny
  • Karen Miu-Miller
Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)


This chapter provides a succinct review of the essential physics of electricity and magnetism that forms the basis for understanding how electric power systems work. Later chapters will use this foundational material to build models of power system components and systems. Electric fields, magnetic fields, and Maxwell’s equations are the topics of the three sections of this chapter. Examples are given that illustrate the basic characteristics of core electrical components and electromechanical devices.


Relative Permeability Magnetic Dipole Electric Power System Magnetic Dipole Moment Electrical Intensity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and MechanicsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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