Following are the recommended GATE Books for Electrical Engineering (EEE). These books will help you to build basics concepts as the GATE is all about building concepts. For concept building you need to refer standard text books. Try to refer any of the books provided for each core subject. These are the books authored by prominent faculties across the globe and recommended by most colleges. Here we go for the Reference Books for GATE EEE (Electrical Engineering).
GATE Books for Electrical Engineering (EEE)
Electric Circuits and Fields
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Charles K. Alexander
This book deals with the subject of electric circuits. It has proven to be very useful for the students studying for the competitive exams like GATE. The analysis of circuits is done in an interesting as well as clear manner. These can be understood easily by the students as compared to other texts of the traditional nature. In the first chapter itself, a 6 step technique for solving problems is properly instructed to the readers. Its usage is done in all chapters. For promoting the skills of solving problems, a proper medium is supplied. The book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the concepts of the DC circuits, part two contains the details of the AC circuits and last part deals with the analysis of the advanced circuits.
Circuit Theory: Analysis and Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti
For students who desire to study all about circuits for the GATE exam, this book is a good source of information. The designing of this book is done especially to include the chapters of the analysis of circuits and their synthesis. The main principles pertaining to the concepts of electric circuits are explained in such a detailed manner, that the reader gets a firm grasp on this subject. This ultimately helps them in solving questions in GATE. A large amount of stress is laid on techniques used for analyzing, theorems and basic laws. The chapters of this book are based on the concepts of network analysis, resonance, and relations of power in the AC circuits, analysis of the signal waveforms, network function’s properties, and much more.
Network Analysis by Valkenburg Van
For performing well in the GATE exam, the students must have a full understanding of the basic concepts related to the field of electrical engineering. This book is dedicated to the same. It is not only useful for those GATE aspirants who are at an intermediate level in this subject, but also for those who are amateurs. This book provides several digital activities and questions to make the information presented in it more interesting. This aids the reader to understand this subject thoroughly in a non-boring manner. It covers information regarding continuous spectra, transfer of power, two-port parameters, and impedance functions, differential equations of the first order, network equations, and plots related to the response of frequencies.
Principles of Electromagnetics by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
In the syllabus of the GATE exam, the electromagnet is one of the essential subjects which must be studied by the students. This book is perfect for those who desire to do a thorough study of this subject. For helping the students to understand the concepts easily, a large number of solved examples are provided. This book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the analysis of vectors. The second and third parts are dedicated to electrostatics and magneto statics respectively. The last part deals with waves and their applications. There are six appendices which contain information regarding mat lab, smith chart, and constants used in the material and the formulae used in the book.
Engineering Electromagnetic (SIE) by William Hayt
This book deals with the electromagnetic concepts used in the field of engineering. It is superb for the GATE aspirants. It helps by teaching the skills of problem-solving to the readers by specifying the practical applications of the theory presented in the book. The numerous detailed illustrations and analogies present in it further help in understanding the fundamental concepts of this subject. Another good thing about this book is that it lays a large amount of stress on learning and understanding the matter independently. This is done by providing a large number of examples and problems. The chapters are based on transmission lines, potential, and analysis of vectors, conductors, energy, and intensity of the electric field.
Signals and Systems
Signals and Systems by Oppenheim
For understanding the advanced level of systems and signals, it is necessary to know its basics. The main focus of this book lies in the basics of this subject. For the aspirants of the GATE exam, it is quite useful, since all concepts related to the theory of systems are covered by it. A large range of examples is used for making the reader understand the theory provided in this book. Although there are no pre-requisites for it, it will be better if the reader understands differential equations, complex numbers, and calculus. The topics covered by this book are communication systems, characterization of systems in terms of frequency and time, representations of the periodic signals in terms of the Fourier series and much more.
Signal and Systems by Sanjay Sharma
This book is a comprehensive guide to the concepts related to communication and electronics. The GATE aspirants, especially those who are pursuing the field of electrical engineering, will find it very informative. In order to help the reader in understanding the subject and clear all doubts, a large number of examples are provided along with illustrations. The important terms are highlighted. A summary is also given at the end of every chapter in the form of points. Since the GATE aspirants require a lot of practice, this book contains numerous objective type questions as well as test papers. Its chapters comprise of matched filters, analysis of steady space, sampling, ESD, DTFT, noise, and PSD.
Signals and Systems by A Nagoorkani
This book is based on the practical applications of systems and signals. The comprehensive overview provided by it on this subject can be understood easily by the students studying for the GATE exam. The theory present in it is concise and crisp. An ample amount of exercises and numerical questions provide a lot of practice to the readers. This subject is important from the point of view of GATE. This book helps the readers in learning it in an easy manner. The properties as well as theorems are defined properly with the help of proofs. A step-by-step mechanism is used for explaining the given solved examples.
Electrical Machinery by Bimbhra P S
For the GATE students, this book is excellent for studying about electrical machinery, since it covers the same in a comprehensive and rigorous manner. A large number of concepts are given at the beginning of each chapter. A student who is average in this subject can easily understand these concepts. The topics like three phase synchronous, transformers, induction machines and DC machines are given a detailed coverage. An entire chapter is dedicated to the conversion principles of electromechanical energy and winding of the machines. The driving aspects of each type of machines along with their applications are also discussed. It also consists of three phase circuits, energy efficiencies, and much more.
Electric Machines by D.P. Kothari and I Nagrath
An excellent foundation is provided by this book on the devices of electromechanical nature. This book is especially good for the GATE aspirants since it helps in developing the skills for solving the problems by giving over three hundred problems and more than two hundred solved questions for practice. This book clearly explains the modelling of the circuits, construction as well as basic principles involved in the electric circuits. The descriptions related to induction machines, transformers, and DC machines are provided in details. Plenty of objective types questions are provided to prepare the GATE aspirants thoroughly. An extensive coverage of the applications of permanent magnets is also given.
Power System Engineering by D.P. Kothari and I Nagrath
This book is popular among the aspirants of the GATE exam. It consists of a detailed introduction on topics like neutral grounding, the stability of voltage, corona, and overhead insulators. In order to make the reader familiar with this subject, additional examples, as well as objective questions, are provided. For providing a more friendly content to the readers, each relevant topic is assigned a chapter. Hence, the topics covered by this book include components of the power system, transmission line resistance, capacitance, inductance, control of voltage, symmetrical analysis of faults and much more. An entire section is allotted to the appendix. The power methods are given by this section for analyzing power systems and quality of power.
Electrical Power Systems by Wadhwa
This book provides extensive information about electric power systems. This book is famous not only among the GATE aspirants but also among those who are preparing for NHPC and NTPC. It also provides a detailed coverage on the utilization and generation of the electrical energy, along with its distribution. The multiple dimensions of this subject are explored in a systematic manner. This book provides a thorough explanation of the advanced as well as the basic topics related to this subject. A number of illustrations and solved examples are used to achieve this aim. It discusses the concepts of unit commitment, voltage stability of power systems, control of load frequency, load flows, circuit breakers, insulated cables, etc.
Electrical Power Sytems by Ashfaq Husain
The subject of electrical power systems forms an essential portion of the syllabus of competitive exams like GATE. In the presentation of its basic concepts, a lucid manner is used. A large collection of theoretical questions and solved as well as unsolved questions, help the students to check their knowledge retained by them at the end of every chapter. Numerous examples and flowcharts help the students to prepare thoroughly for the GATE and other competitive exams. The discussion of power diodes and Thyristors is done precisely. It also covers travelling waves, unsymmetrical faults, power circle diagrams, line parameters and much more.
Linear Control Systems With Matlab Applications by B. S. Manke
In order to understand and study the linear control systems, this book provides ample information. This topic is given a large emphasis in the GATE exam; hence, its aspirants can benefit largely from this book. The theory and definitions provided in it can be understood by the students without any problem. This is true also for those students who have just started studying these topics. The explanations of all topics are done very clearly. Special attention is given to the root locus topics. All types of techniques of stability are covered. Numerous solved examples are provided to benefit the reader. For those who believe in self-study, it can prove to be very useful.
Control Systems by S. Hasan Saeed
This book deals with the comprehensive study of the control systems. It contains numerous examples, diagrams, and flowcharts to make this subject easier for the students. The GATE aspirants will find this book advantageous, sine it contains the problems related to MATLAB, and unsolved questions for practice. This book also provides test papers of previous years as well as model papers that are fully solved, which aids the students in doing a thorough revision of this subject. The chapters cover topics like basic actions of control, analysis of non-linear systems, analysis of frequency domain, characteristics of controllers, compensation techniques, analysis of errors, and analysis of time domain.
Problems and Solutions of Control System with Essential Theory by Jairath A. K.
For the GATE aspirants, this book is a boon for studying the control systems. Generally, the correlation between the theory of the concepts and their practical application is difficult to understand for the students. Numerous worked exercises provided in it try to make the same thing easier. The preparatory questions are provided in a straightforward manner, in addition to solved examples. This helps the students to understand the basic concepts related to control engineering properly. This book is divided into twelve chapters. These chapters’ deals with the analysis of state and space bode plot, criteria’s of routes’ stability, polar plots, physical systems, root locus, stability criteria of Nyquist, analysis of frequency response and control systems’ mathematical models.
Control Systems by Kumar A.A
The matter presented in this book is designed for the GATE aspirants for making them familiar with the fundamental details of the control systems. It focuses on providing a detailed insight to the students into the behaviour of the systems. Multiple examples with their solutions are provided which aid the students in mastering the concepts present in the book. Numerous short questions are present in each chapter’s ending so that the readers can confidently make preparations for the competitive exams like GATE. Objective type questions that cover the important points of learning are also given. A glossary is also provided at the end of the book.
Automatic Control Systems by Kuo
This book is superb for GATE. It is also very good for other competitive exams like DRDO and IES. It is among the best-selling books on the subject of automatic control systems. The introduction of this book is classic. It helps by reflecting the rise in the usage of computers in designing and learning. Its approach is more accessible. For students who prefer studying by themselves, this book is a blessing. The complex problems’ solutions are demonstrated with the help of software. The entire text contains numerous applications of the real world, which ultimately helps the readers to understand this subject without any difficulties. It covers payload control of space vehicles, controls for liquid level, and control of DC motors.
Modern Control Engineering by Ogata
This book provides advanced level information about control engineering. The control theory’s design, as well as analysis, is discussed in it. The organization of the content is done properly. It contains loads of computational problems which can provide immense help to the GATE aspirants. The control, as well as the behaviour of the systems, can be understood easily by the students with the help of solved examples given in this book. It contains ten chapters that are dedicated to PID controllers, models of thermal systems, control system models and much more. It also has three appendices that deal with the vector algebra, transformation tables and the expansion of the partial fractions.
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
A Course in Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation by A. K Sawhney
This book deals with the measurements in the electrics as well as electronics fields. It also gives detailed information about their instrumentation. The GRE aspirants who want to update themselves on the present trends in this subject must study this reference book. This book is written in simple language, and all explanations are provided in a clear manner. It must be referred for topics like characteristics of the measurement systems, their dynamic characteristics, analogue instruments, ohmmeters, and ammeters, components of a circuit, standards, and units, statistical analysis of the instruments, voltmeters, and galvanometers and so on. It can also be used by the undergraduate student of the electronics field.
A Course in Electronics and Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation by J.B. Gupta
This book is gaining popularity among the GATE students pursuing the field of electrical engineering. A thorough understanding of the instruments used in this field can be understood by studying this book. This book contains a large number of objective type questions that can aid the readers while preparing for the competitive exams. The topics covered in detail are measurements based on microprocessors, telemetry, transducers, display systems, logic families, conditioning of signals, signal analyzers, generators of signals, measurement of high voltage, and potentiometers. Additional information is also provided for electronic recording devices, codes, magnetic measurements and measuring resistance. A separate chapter on miscellaneous instruments for the indication is also given.
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