Power System Analysis

Power System Analysis Reviews

Here's what reviewers of the text had to say about Power System Analysis first edition published by McGraw-Hill Companies:

“The author carries the student much closer to real-world power system analysis than any text I have seen. The main advantage is the incorporation of MATLAB to analyze more realistic size systems.  This is a unique advantage, to my knowledge." Reviewer at University of Missouri-Rolla

"The presentation is very up to-date using the newest ideas from power system analysis techniques and control theory. The fact that MATLAB and SIMULINK are used throughout the book is a definite plus.” Reviewer at University of Maryland

“The presence of MATLAB and SIMULINK examples is very valuable to those readers who would elect to take advantage of them, but they seem to provide benefit even to those who may not elect to use the computer and work the problems out numerically (or those who are not conversant with MATLAB/and or SIMULINK).” Reviewer at Georgia Institute of Technology

“I think the use of MATALB in this book is an excellent idea. This is the major strength of this textbook compared to the existing texts…The extensive use of MATLAB and SIMULINK in this book helps a school to better follow the new ABET design criteria.” Reviewer at University of Akron

“The major topics are typical of what is found in most power system analysis books.  However, the inclusion of a MATLAB-based Power System Analysis Toolbox, and examples and problems using the toolbox is unique. In most cases, the author succeeds in making a clear connection between the fundamental concepts of power systems analysis and their application to real-world problems. The incorporation of MATLAB in this text is great.  This will allow the students to see the implementation for the analysis techniques in MATLAB code.” Reviewer at Texas A&M University

“This manuscript is the first one to use MATLAB for an undergraduate power systems course.  A text of this type is long overdue.  I believe it will be differentiated from other competing texts for this reason.” Reviewer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“This will be the first text integrating MATLAB with teaching a first course in power system analysis. In the manuscript, MATLAB is everywhere from the simplest to the most complicated simulation.  It is an excellent effort and very suitable for self-study.  For the first time, there is an effort to bring power systems teaching together with computational aspects.  The MATLAB code is there for the student to use and modify, if needed. I think the author has done an excellent job of integrating MATLAB with power systems analysis courses.  I think it is written in almost a self-study pattern.  Hence, it communicates well with the student.” Reviewer at University of Illinois-Urbana

“The author’s writing style is good.  I believe that the students will react favorably to the level and style of the text. The toolbox is a monumental piece of work.  The inclusion of MATLAB and SIMULINK is extremely useful and compliments the text in an outstanding fashion. The author is to be complimented.” Reviewer at Auburn University

“The book is very interesting to this reviewer and is a good complement to many existing power systems analysis textbooks.  The book is particularly interesting in that it makes a full use of MATLAB and SIMULINK in power engineering education. I also like the organization of the book.  The book is very concise and includes essentials for introducing power systems engineering concepts to students. It is presented in a very logical way so that it can be used for either one- or two-semester courses.” Reviewer at Pennsylvania State University

“In addition to the standard power systems topics, the proposed book covers additional topics that are important and interesting.  The author does a reasonably good job in making a clear connection between fundamental concepts of power systems analysis and their application to real-world problems. The book reflects an excellent teaching approach by the author.” Reviewer at University of Alabama

“I thought the manuscript was very readable and at a level appropriate for students.  I think that the students will find the topics flow in an easy manner with sufficient motivation. The strength of this text lies in the material coverage.  There are a large number of examples which are worked out both with MATLAB and by hand, which certainly appeals to students.  I like the narrative manner in which the author walks the students through the pseudo-programming required to produce the results given in the text.  This is a very positive aspect. My overall impression of the Power Systems Toolbox that accompanies this text is extremely positive.  I ran a few of the examples and was very impressed with the capabilities of the software.  I also like the way the author incorporates MATLAB into the text—it makes for a seamless integration of the theory and “practice” of the design process.” Reviewer at University of Missouri-Rolla

User reviews (Second Edition)
Power Systems Analysis

User Review Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars- Marko Delimar - Amazon.com - March 14, 2006
One of the best Power Systems books. Very simple and clear examples. Excellent for students and experts.

Great Book
User Review Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars- Anubis - Amazon.com - July 28, 2005
The 2nd edition is almost the same as the first edition. But the book is still the best power system book I have ever seen. The book is well written and organized with lot of practical examples. The author has a detailed MATLAB codes for T.L. parameters, faults, load flows, optimal dispatch, and stability including the Kron reduction technique for multi-machine system. These codes can manage up to 200 bus power system. The only thing missing in this book is the protection part.

Complements to the Author
User Review Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars- P. Smith "A. Smith" - Amazon.com - June 18, 2005
I found this book excellent. The author has gone through so much work to develop such a well written text. I have been studying power systems for years and I certainly recommend this text to all those who are seriously considering a carrier in power systems engineering. The use of MATLAB to perform analysis is original and very useful.
Well Done!

Great Textbook
User Review Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars- GA Peach - Amazon.com - February 9, 2005
First off, I'm a bit bias. Dr. Saadat was my professor and we used his book. The book was really easy to follow and had great examples. I actually learned a lot and retained it.

An excellent introduction to power system analysis! (First Edition)
User Review Description: 5.0 out of 5 stars- Amazon.com – September 6, 2000
The author's presentation of power system analysis is very appropriate for those studying the subject for the first time. Concepts are presented clearly and the examples illustrate well the discussion in the text. The mathematical level is easily within reach for senior electrical engineering students. One very helpful feature of this book is that answers are supplied for practically all of the end-of-the-chapter problems. Also, the author makes good use of MATLAB even from Chapter 1 and SIMULINK on the book's latter part.

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