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Electricity in the American economy [electronic resource] : agent of technological progress / Sam H. Schurr ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Schurr, Sam H | Electric Power Research Institute.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in economics and economic history: no. 117.Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, c1990Description: 1 online resource (xv, 443 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313036392 (electronic bk.); 031303639X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Electric power consumption -- Economic aspects -- United States | Electric utilities -- United States | Industries -- Energy consumption -- United States | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Electrical | Elektriciteitsvoorziening | Elektriciteitsverbruik | Industrie | Elektrizit�atsverbrauch | Geschichte (1899-1987) | USA | Electricity | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Electricity in the American economy.DDC classification: 333.79/32/0973 Other classification: 83.65 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Figures and Tables; Preface; Overview; Part I: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in the Organization of Production Systems; Introduction; 1. Electrified Mechanical Drive: The Historical Power Distribution Revolution; 2. Electricity in Information Management: The Evolution of Electronic Control; Part II: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in Materials Processing; Introduction; 3. Early Developments in Electroprocessing: New Products, New Industries; 4. Recent Trends Affecting Process Electrification: Costs, Industry Types, and Processing Options.
Summary: Electricity has penetrated deeply into virtually every aspect of American life, be it in industry, the home, or in the rapidly growing commercial and service sectors. This book documents and analyzes the existence of a strong, and growing, synergy between technological progress and the use of electrified production techniques in the United States during the twentieth century. The authors use two types of information in their work: case studies of the ways in which technological progress in particular industries and economic sectors has depended upon the adoption of electrified methods of produ.
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Figures and Tables; Preface; Overview; Part I: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in the Organization of Production Systems; Introduction; 1. Electrified Mechanical Drive: The Historical Power Distribution Revolution; 2. Electricity in Information Management: The Evolution of Electronic Control; Part II: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in Materials Processing; Introduction; 3. Early Developments in Electroprocessing: New Products, New Industries; 4. Recent Trends Affecting Process Electrification: Costs, Industry Types, and Processing Options.

Electricity has penetrated deeply into virtually every aspect of American life, be it in industry, the home, or in the rapidly growing commercial and service sectors. This book documents and analyzes the existence of a strong, and growing, synergy between technological progress and the use of electrified production techniques in the United States during the twentieth century. The authors use two types of information in their work: case studies of the ways in which technological progress in particular industries and economic sectors has depended upon the adoption of electrified methods of produ.

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