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The purpose of Power Electronics Handbook is to provide a
reference that is both concise and useful for engineering
students and practicing professionals. It is designed to cover
a wide range of topics that make up the field of power
electronics in a well-organized and highly informative
manner. The Handbook is a careful blend of both traditional
topics and new advancements. Special emphasis is placed on
practical applications, thus, this Handbook is not a theoretical
one, but an enlightening presentation of the usefulness of the
rapidly growing field of power electronics.
Everything we know is developed from something we have read,
heard, or seen. Therefore, these other thoughts necessarily influence
what we write. To the best of our knowledge, we have given
specific credit where appropriate.
Rather than footnotes or references, we have listed the works that
have provided significant information in one way or another, since
this is often in concepts rather than quotes.
Performance measures other than earnings are also used in contracts, particularly in compensation contracts. For example, approximately 20% of bonus determination is based on individual and nonfinancial measures such as product quality (see Holthausen, Larcker and Sloan, 1995, p. 36). And stock-price-based compensation (e.g. stock option plans) is also used to incent managers. To that extent, one wouldn't expect earnings to necessarily have all the characteristics of an ideal performance measure for compensation purposes.
In the enterprise-level software development business, there are formal processes
for estimating projects with multi-million dollar values. Each part of the project
is divided into tasks, and each role and responsibility is identified. Each individual
element of the project undergoes a detailed hourly estimation in order to create
a comprehensive schedule. Major risks to the project’s success are identified in
a risk assessment process. Additional labor hours are added to the price estimate
to compensate for these risks by adding labor hours to the price estimate.
The Financial Injury Framework requires fixed dollar payments for most injury categories.
These fixed dollar payments approximate an amount of direct financial injury that borrowers
may have suffered as a result of a specific error. The regulators believe that payments of
designated amounts for particular types of injury will avoid the need for borrowers to provide
proof of the amount of the injury suffered and will avoid the delay and expense associated with
an examination of the particular circumstances involved in each borrower’s case.
The recession was intertwined with a major financial crisis that exacerbated the negative effects
on the economy. Falling stock and house prices led to a large decline in household wealth (net
worth), which plummeted by over $16 trillion or about 24% during 2008 and 2009. In addition,
the financial panic led to an explosion of risk premiums (i.e., compensation to investors for
accepting extra risk over relatively risk-free investments such as U.S.
Availability of fossil fuels became readily and abundantly available
during the mid to latter part of the 20th century, and building
design responded with mechanical and electrical systems that in
many instances consumed the fuel excessively. Large single glazed
areas caused over-heating, glare and solar discomfort in the summer,
combined with cold draughts and high heat losses in the winter.
Thermostatic control was often rudimentary and compensated by
opening and closing windows accordingly.
Power quality has become an important issue in recent times when many utilities
around the world find very difficult to meet energy demands which leads to load
shedding and power quality problems. This book on power quality written by experts
in their fields will be of great benefit to professionals, engineers and researchers. This
book comprises of 16 chapters which are arranged in two sections. Section one covers
power quality monitoring, classification, and analysis aspects.