Economic behavior of electric utilities by Frederic H. Murphy

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .

Written in English

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  • Electric utilities.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 142-145.

Book details

StatementFrederic H. Murphy, Allen L. Soyster.
SeriesPrentice-Hall series in energy
ContributionsSoyster, Allen L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9685.A2 M87 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 145 p. :
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3189811M
ISBN 100132240890
LC Control Number83060613
OCLC/WorldCa9695647

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