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By M. A. Laughton, D. F. Warne

For ease of use, this version has been divided into the subsequent topic sections: common rules; fabrics and techniques; regulate, energy electronics and drives; surroundings; strength iteration; transmission and distribution; energy platforms; sectors of electrical energy use. New chapters and significant revisions comprise: commercial instrumentation; electronic regulate structures; programmable controllers; digital power Read more...


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The spin effect may, in certain cases, be very large, and high magnetisations are produced by an external field: such materials are ferromagnetic. An iron atom has, in the n ˆ@ 4 shell (N), electrons that give it conductive properties. The K, L and N shells have equal numbers of electrons possessing opposite spin directions, so cancelling. But shell M contains 9 electrons spinning in one direction and 5 in the other, leaving 4 net magnetons. Cobalt has 3, and nickel 2. 6. In an iron crystal the magnetic axes of the atoms are aligned, unless upset by excessive thermal agitation.

An irregularity in the ordered sequence of filling (which holds consistently from H to Ar) begins at potassium (K) and continues to Ni, becoming again regular with Cu, and beginning a new irregularity with Rb. 2 eV. 2 V is the first excitation potential for the hydrogen atom. 6 V is the ionisation potential. Other atoms have different potentials in accordance with their atomic arrangement. 4 Electrons in metals An approximation to the behaviour of metals assumes that the atoms lose their valency electrons, which are free to wander in the ionic lattice of the material to form what is called an electron gas.

Molecules are capable of further subdivision, but the resulting particles, called atoms, no longer have the same properties as the molecules from which they came. An atom is the smallest portion of matter than can enter into chemical combination or be chemically separated, but it cannot generally maintain a separate existence except in the few special cases where a single atom forms a molecule. A molecule may consist of one, two or more (sometimes many more) atoms of various kinds. A substance whose molecules are composed entirely of atoms of the same kind is called an element.

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