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Author(s): Vučković Vladan

Journal: Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering
ISSN 1451-4869

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: asynchronous motor | theory | historical survey

ABSTRACT
The paper presents the development of the theory of asynchronous motors since Tesla’s discovery until the present day. The theory of steady state, as we know it today, was completed already during the first dozen of years. That was followed by a period of stagnation during a number of decades, when the theory of asynchronous motors was developed only in the framework of the general theory of electric machines, which was stimulated by the problems of the development of synchronous generators and big electric networks. It is only in our time that this simple motor, which was used for a long time just to perform crude tasks, became again the inspiration for the researchers and engineers who enabled it, with the help of power electronics and semi-conductor technology, to be used in the finest drives.
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