This book covers a brief history of electricity, fundamentals of electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, torque generation, magnetic circuits and detailed performance analysis of transformers and rotating machines. It also discusses the concept of generalised machine which can emulate the dynamic and steady state performance of DC and AC machines. To serve the specific applications of drive systems in industries, many new types of motors are developed in the last few decades. A separate chapter on ‘Special Machines’ is included in this book so that the students should be made aware of these new developments.
The book covers the syllabi of many universities in India for a course in Electrical Machines. Therefore, this book would serve the needs of the undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering.