Principle of Power System by VK Mehta

Principle of power system by VK Mehta is a comprehensive textbook for students of Engineering. It also caters to the requirement of those readers who wish to increase their knowledge and gain a sound grounding in the power system as a whole. Twenty-six chapters succinctly sum up the subjects with topics such as supply and distribution system, fault calculations  (symmetrical and unsymmetrical), voltage control, fuses, and circuit breakers giving the learner an understanding of the subject and an orientation to apply the knowledge gained in real-world problem-solving.

A book that has seen foreseen and incorporated changes in the subject for more than 30 years it continues to be one of the most sought after texts by the students.

Key features

  • Conceptual understanding is given preference with theories being explained in clear and concise points.

Close to 800 figures and examples provide

  • comprehensive support to all concepts explained.
  • More than 600 in-text tutorial problems and chapter-end questions and MCQ provide apt practice to all concepts explained.

Principles Of a power system contains information on the concepts that form the foundation of electrical machines. It is ideal for novices in the field and engineering students looking to gain a clear understanding of the subject. Those who are striving to become electrical engineers will also find the theories and concepts explained in a clear and lucid language.

It covers a wide range of topics, making it an extensive study manual. Some of the concepts covered in this book are Armature Reaction and Commutation, Single-phase Motors, Three-phase Induction motors, Synchronous Motors, Transformers, and Alternators.

About VK Mehta

He is a well-known author of Physics and Engineering books, has been exclusively associated with S. Chand and Company for the last 30 years. He was born on 26th June 1944 and had a brilliant career; being a scholarship holder throughout his academic and engineering career. He has vast experience of teaching different Engineering subjects including Electronics, Power System, and Electrical Machines. He has also been associated with the design of electrical and electronic equipment. His rich experience in teaching and design is amply reflected in his books which are known for simple language, clarity, and practical orientation.

The book is well known because this Indian writer has a fame for understanding applied scientific methods about power Systems. The book contains heavy theories about electricity and the level of learning contains a great skilled full learning.


In its 40th year, “Principles of power system” remains a comprehensive and succinct textbook for the students of B. Tech, B. E., B.Sc., AMIE diploma, and preparing for various other engineering examinations. It also caters to the requirements of those readers who wish to increase their knowledge and gain a sound grounding in the basics of electronics. This book has been revised thoroughly. A large number of practical problems have been added to make the book more useful to the students. Also included, multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter.

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