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Definition of Electrics and Properties


The notes within this section of the website are of a very basic level sufficient for mechanical engineers to understand the principles involved.  For detailed information please refer to relevant hard copy sources.  Detailed information is also available using the internet links provided at the foot of this page.

General Definitions of Electricity...

The physical phenomena arising from the behaviour of electrons and protons that is caused by the attraction of particles with opposite charges and the repulsion of particles with the same charge.

Form of energy associated with the elementary charged particles (electrons, protons etc) and on the bodies containing them.

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Useful relevant Links
  1. Alex's Resource Library... A site containing lots and lots of links to Electrical calculators, tutorials and information.
  2. L.M.Photonics Limited... Useful Power Calculations
  3. Mathconnet... Site includes various electrical Calculators
  4. Engineers Edge... -> Electrical Equations including 3 Phase power
  5. PCBHeaven... A site providing information electronic design and implementation
  6. Reliance... General Information on Range of Electric Motors AC/DC etc
  7. MIT OpenCourseware - Lecture Notes... A set of detailed lecture downloads - Useful but moves rapidly to advanced level
  8. All about circuits. ...Free on-line set of books covering the whole subject of electricity -great