Linear electric machines—A personal view

@article{Laithwaite1975LinearEM,
  title={Linear electric machines\&\#8212;A personal view},
  author={Eric R. Laithwaite},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={1975},
  volume={63},
  pages={250-290}
}
  • E. Laithwaite
  • Published 1 February 1975
  • Materials Science
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
The history of linear motors is a history of shape. Once having departed from the cylindrical geometry of rotating machines, a wider world of three-dimensional design becomes possible. Linear induction motors dominate the field of linear drives to the same extent as does the rotary induction machine in relation to more complicated adjustable-speed motors. It is therefore thought appropriate to devote only one section to linear motors other than induction. A fairly full treatment of… 
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