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Title: The transformer

Abstract

The transformer is an essential component of modern electric power systems. It converts electricity with a low current and a high voltage into electricity with a high current and a low voltage (or vice versa) with almost no loss of energy. This paper reviews the history of the development of the transformer from Faraday's experiments in 1831 to the modern-day oil-cooled version. A brief forecast is made of its future development.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6851152
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OSTI ID: 6851152
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Scientific American; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 258:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8733
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; TRANSFORMERS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CONVERSION; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; POWER TRANSMISSION; CURRENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT 240201* -- Power System Networks, Transmission & Distribution-- AC Systems-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Coltman, J.W. The transformer. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0188-86.
Coltman, J.W. The transformer. United States. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0188-86.
Coltman, J.W. Fri . "The transformer". United States. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0188-86.
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title = {The transformer},
author = {Coltman, J.W.},
abstractNote = {The transformer is an essential component of modern electric power systems. It converts electricity with a low current and a high voltage into electricity with a high current and a low voltage (or vice versa) with almost no loss of energy. This paper reviews the history of the development of the transformer from Faraday's experiments in 1831 to the modern-day oil-cooled version. A brief forecast is made of its future development.},
doi = {10.1038/scientificamerican0188-86},
journal = {Scientific American; (USA)},
issn = {0036-8733},
number = ,
volume = 258:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}