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Lecture Notes

The course notes are written by Prof. James Kirtley and are organized by chapter. The notes come without any warranty. They are intended to be helpful but may be full of errors. Corrections and/or questions which lead to better or clearer explanations will be gratefully received.


1 Electromagnetic Forces (PDF)
2 Magnetic Circuit Basics (PDF)
3 Eddy Currents, Surface Impedances and Loss Mechanisms (PDF)
4 Elementary Synchronous Machine Models (PDF)
5 Winding Inductances (PDF)
6 DC (Commutator) and Permanent Magnet Machines (PDF)
7 Permanent Magnet "Brushless" DC Motors (PDF)
8 Analytic Design Evaluation of Induction Machines (PDF)
9 Synchronous Machine Simulation Models (PDF)