Electric Energy Systems curriculum consists of three segments: Power
Electronics, Power Systems and Electric Drives. This textbook follows a
top-down systems-level approach to Power Electronics to highlight
interrelationships between these sub-fields. This textbook is intended to
teach students both the fundamentals and practical design in a
A building-block approach to power electronics
allows an in-depth discussion of several important topics that are left out
in conventional courses, for example, designing feedback control,
power-factor-correction circuits, soft-switching, and SV-PWM which is a PWM
technique far superior to Sine-PWM, to name a few. The topics in this book
are carefully sequenced to maintain continuity and student interest
throughout the course.
In a fast pace
course with proper student background, this book can be covered from
front-to-back in one semester. However, the material is arranged in such a
way that an instructor, to accommodate the studentsí background, can either
omit an entire topic or cover it quickly to provide just an overview using
the PowerPoint-based slides on the accompanying CD, without interrupting the
concepts are reaffirmed directly by simulations using a general-purpose
simulator, PSpice, which is best suited for education and useful later on in
industry. Simulations can also be extremely beneficial in describing the
design details by making realistic homework problems.
accompanying CD-ROM includes the following:
Extremely useful for Instructors: PowerPoint-based slides in PDF format are
included for every chapter to quickly prepare lectures and to review the
material in class. All the slides can be printed.
Student version of PSpice that is sufficient for educational purposes and is
ready-to-use; nothing to download or purchase.
Simulations and design examples are ready-to-execute using PSpice that is
already loaded on this accompanying CD-ROM.