John Hopkinson (1849–98) was a British electrical engineer who invented the three-wire system for the distribution of electricity. Originally published in 1901, this book forms the first in two volumes of Hopkinson's papers, focusing mainly on technical subjects. The text also incorporates editorial notes, numerous illustrative figures and a memoir of Hopkinson's life. Material of a more purely scientific character can be found in the second volume. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Hopkinson, engineering and the history of science.
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- Date Published: December 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107455986
- length: 364 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Memorandum on engineering education
1. Group-flashing lights
2. The electric lighthouses of Macquarie and of Tino
3. On electric lighting
4. On electric lighting
5. Some points in electric lighting
6. Dynamo-electric machinery
7. Dynamo-electric machinery
8. On the theory of alternating currents, particularly in reference to two alternate-current machines connected to the same circuit
9. Note on the theory of the alternate current dynamo
10. Alternate current dynamo-electric machines
11. An unnoticed danger in certain apparatus for distribution of electricity
12. Induction coils or transformers
13. Report to the Westinghouse Company of the test of two 6,500-watt Westinghouse transformers. May 31st, 1892
14. Presidential address to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, January 9th, 1890
15. Inaugural address, Institution of Electrical Engineers, January 16th, 1896
16. Presidential address to the Junior Engineering Society, November 4th, 1892, on the cost of electric supply
17. Relation of mathematics to engineering.
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