By James H. Bentley
The box of electric engineering is particularly innovative-new items and new principles are continu best friend being built. but a lot of these strategies are in accordance with the elemental ideas of electric engineering: Ohm's legislations, Kirchhoff's legislation, suggestions keep an eye on, waveforms, capacitance, resistance, inductance, electrical energy, magnetism, present, voltage, energy, strength. it's those easy basics that are verified for within the specialist Engineering exam (PE Exam). this article presents an prepared evaluate of the elemental electric engineering basics. it's an outgrowth of an electric engineering refresher direction taught via the writer to applicants getting ready for the pro Engineering Examination-a direction which has enabled rankings of electric engineers in Minnesota and Wisconsin to effectively move the PE examination. the cloth is consultant of the kind of questions showing within the PE tests ready via the nationwide Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) during the last twelve years. each one challenge within the textual content has been conscientiously chosen to demonstrate a selected notion. integrated with each one challenge is at the very least one answer. even though the strategies were rigorously checked, either by means of the writer and via scholars, there is transformations of interpretation. additionally, at times sure assumptions might have to be made sooner than challenge answer, and because those to person, the ultimate solution can also fluctuate. The assumptions will differ from person writer has tried to maintain the necessities for assumptions and interpretation to a mini mum.
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WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER The problem in this section illustrates the application of three fundamental engineering parameters. PROBLEM 2-2. WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER A hoist driven by a three-phase electric motor has a 4000-pound load capacity. a. How much energy in joules and power in KW is required to raise a full capacity load 100 feet in one minute? b. What motor capacity in HP is required to drive the hoist if the hoisting machinery is only 75% efficient? 31 A PROGRAMMED REVIEW FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Solution: a.
PROBLEM 2-16. AC AND DC AMMETERS In the circuit below an ac and a dc source are connected in series with a 100 ohm load. Ammeters A 1 and A2 are also in series with the circuit to measure ac and dc current. A 1 is a true rms ammeter, and A2 is a D'Arsonval-type ammeter. Determine: a. the reading of AI; b. the reading of A 2 ; c. the power dissipated in the load. 46 CHAPTER 2 / BASIC CIRCUITS Solution: Ac voltmeters and ammeters for power frequencies are designed to indicate effective value, even for nonsinusoidal waveforms.
Therefore, some short cuts are taken here. Using Kirchhoff's voltage law, It 1 el(t)=- C idt+Ri(t) 0 eo(t) = Ri(t) . F. E =S E (s) _ __E--'s'----_ o - s(s + 1IRC) Taking the inverse £, If your answer is correct, go on to Problem 2-14. If your answer is not correct, review the solution to Problem 2-12. VOLTMETERS This problem illustrates the practical application of using a microammeter and some precision resistors to create a voltmeter. PROBLEM 2-14. VOLTMETER DESIGN Given a microammeter having a 50 Jl amp movement and an internal resistance of 10 ohms, design a voltmeter with ranges of 10 VDC, 50 VDC, 100 VDC, and 500 VDC.