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POWER ELECTRONICS A FIRST COURSE

Enables students to understand power electronics systems, as one course, in an integrated electric energy systems curriculum

Power Electronics A First Course provides instruction on fundamental concepts related to power electronics to undergraduate electrical engineering students, beginning with an introductory chapter and moving on to discussing topics such as switching power-poles, switch-mode dc-dc converters, and feedback controllers.

The authors also cover diode rectifiers, power-factor-correction (PFC) circuits, and switch-mode dc power supplies. Later chapters touch on soft-switching in dc-dc power converters, voltage and current requirements imposed by various power applications, dc and low-frequency sinusoidal ac voltages, thyristor converters, and the utility applications of harnessing energy from renewable sources.

Power Electronics A First Course is the only textbook that is integrated with hardware experiments and simulation results. The simulation files are available on a website associated with this textbook. The hardware experiments will be available through a University of Minnesota startup at a low cost.

In Power Electronics A First Course, readers can expect to find detailed information on:

  • Availability of various power semiconductor devices that are essential in power electronic systems, plus their switching characteristics and various tradeoffs
  • Common foundational unit of various converters and their operation, plus fundamental concepts for feedback control, illustrated by means of regulated dc-dc converters
  • Basic concepts associated with magnetic circuits, to develop an understanding of inductors and transformers needed in power electronics
  • Problems associated with hard switching, and some of the practical circuits where this problem can be minimized with soft-switching

Power Electronics A First Course is an ideal textbook for Junior/Senior-Undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). It is also valuable to students outside of ECE, such as those in more general engineering fields. Basic understanding of electrical engineering concepts and control systems is a prerequisite.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. LIST OF SIMULATION AND HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION EXAMPLE AND FIGURES
  6. PREFACE
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  8. ABOUT THE COMPANION WEBSITE
  9. CHAPTER 1 POWER ELECTRONICS: AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY
  10. CHAPTER 2 DESIGN OF SWITCHING POWER-POLES
  11. CHAPTER 3 SWITCH-MODE DC-DC CONVERTERS: SWITCHING ANALYSIS, TOPOLOGY SELECTION, AND DESIGN
  12. CHAPTER 4 DESIGNING FEEDBACK CONTROLLERS IN SWITCH-MODE DC POWER SUPPLIES
  13. CHAPTER 5 RECTIFICATION OF UTILITY INPUT USING DIODE RECTIFIERS
  14. CHAPTER 6 POWER-FACTOR-CORRECTION (PFC) CIRCUITS AND DESIGNING THE FEEDBACK CONTROLLER
  15. CHAPTER 7 MAGNETIC CIRCUIT CONCEPTS
  16. CHAPTER 8 SWITCH-MODE DC POWER SUPPLIES
  17. CHAPTER 9 DESIGN OF HIGH-FREQUENCY INDUCTORS AND TRANSFORMERS
  18. CHAPTER 10 SOFT-SWITCHING IN DC-DC CONVERTERS AND HALF-BRIDGE RESONANT CONVERTERS
  19. CHAPTER 11 APPLICATIONS OF SWITCH-MODE POWER ELECTRONICS IN MOTOR DRIVES, UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLIES, AND POWER SYSTEMS
  20. CHAPTER 12 SYNTHESIS OF DC AND LOW-FREQUENCY SINUSOIDAL AC VOLTAGES FOR MOTOR DRIVES, UPS, AND POWER SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
  21. CHAPTER 13 THYRISTOR CONVERTERS
  22. CHAPTER 14 UTILITY APPLICATIONS OF POWER ELECTRONICS
  23. Index
  24. End User License Agreement
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