This book simplifies electrical power engineering and provides a working knowledge of the field. Equations are avoided as far as possible. I did a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and then switched to a Masters in Economics; mainly because the Engineering Department required me to pay fees. The Economics Department offered me full scholarship since I became the top out of 80 students in two economic courses I took in the summer break after securing my engineering degree. I continued acing the Masters subjects and did better than Rich who shared an office room with me at South Dakota State University. But I always knew Rich was much better than me at Economics. I aced economics because of my engineering knowledge of mathematics and graphs. I needed the tools of equations and graphs to explain things while he could just talk about economic principles fluidly. Of course I have since moved back to engineering and spend the last 22 years striving to reach the fluid knowledge of electrical engineering that Rich had for economics; including doing a PhD in engineering. I can now talk about electrical engineering as Rich talked about economics, without referring to the tools. This book is what bloomed out of that knowledge.
I wrote this book so that as many people as possible can understand electrical power.
Dr. Prashobh Karunakaran is an electical contractor, consultant and trainer. Till recently he is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. He is a professional engineer and also runs an electrical consulting and contracting business together with his electrical technical training school. He did his Bachelors and Masters at South Dakota State University, SD, USA and his PhD at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). His wife, Sreeja is also an electrical engineer and they have three children, Prashanth, Shanthi and Arjun.