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4: Electromechanical Kinematics - Energy Conservation Models and Processes

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  • Beginning with this chapter, progressively more electromechanical "degrees of freedom" are considered. The subject of electromechanical kinematics is first because then the relative mechanical motions as well as the paths and trajectories of charges and currents are known from the outset. The mechanics involves rigid-body translations or rotations, while charges and currents might be constrained by electrodes and wires. Processes in this category can be represented by lumped-parameter models. The field approach of this chapter provides the basis for conceptualizing and interrelating such interactions,for appreciating energy conversion limitations, and for deriving the parameters used in lumped-parameter models.

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