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


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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