This is an introductory work explaining the principles, construction, and use of electric motors and their associated drive controls. It starts from school-level basic physics, but progresses to discuss state-of-the-art topics such as piezoelectric motors and vector control. It is largely non-mathematical in its approach and provides an uncluttered overview of the subject easily accessible to beginning students in electrical and electronic engineering as
well as engineers and scientists from other disciplines. It is very well illustrated with precise and clear diagrams and photographs, and comes from the pen of a proven author and eminent engineer in
the subject. Electric motors provide the motive power for information technology machinery: computer disk drives and printers; for domestic machinery: washing machines and air-conditioners; for industrial automation: conveyor belts and robots. Their abundance has been used as an index of a country's development.
` . . . fascinating discourse.'
` . . . space is not wasted in this book, and the coverage is lucid, brief and instructive.' `A non-technical reader could gain useful knowledge from this book.' Times Higher Education Supplement
How are electric motors used?; Physical principles of various types of motor; From physics to engineering; Classical motor-control technology; Power electronics and modern control methods; Small motors and the info-society; Appendix I & II; Epilogue; Index.