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Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications provides fundamental knowledge for the analysis and design of modern power electronic devices. This concise and user-friendly resource:
Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications supplies graduate students, industry professionals, researchers, and academics with a solid understanding of the underlying theory, while offering an overview of the latest achievements and development prospects in the power electronics industry.
"… valuable to every undergraduate or graduate student, practicing engineer or technician, industry professional, researcher, and academic willing to study the broad field of power electronics. It offers a solid background on the underlying theory, while making an overview about the latest trends in converters and control methods of the power electronics industry. The book is also fundamental for power electronics professors and instructors, serving as a textbook for undergraduate classes and as a model for more advanced courses."
—Fernando A. Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, from IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, December 2015
"… a very good manual for engineers and researchers, in which they can find the basic features of power electronics and its advantages and disadvantages. … very useful. … imparts readers with the basic knowledge needed for full use of the potential of power electronics. … The authors are qualified experts in the field. … This clear, integrated presentation that calls attention to the main features of power electronics may serve as a good tool in power electronics instruction."
—Vadim Utkin, IEEE Fellow and Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, from Russian Electrical Engineering, 2015
"… a great handbook of power electronics. It contains a deeply comprehensive and up-to-date overview of both the building blocks and the converter topologies. The book is unique in linking its main power electronics part to particular control methods as well as to particular applications. This approach helps anybody not directly experienced in this field to understand power electronics in the context of its typical use. The control engineers then can better understand specialties and limitation of particular control methods regarding power switches. Finally, for university students, this book also shall be a signpost referring additional topics that cannot be the subject of ordinary instruction for time reasons, and it shall convey to students the overall picture."
—Stanislav Flígl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
"Readers will understand the logical configuration of power electronics … because the basic theory is explained in detail, and then performances of converters and inverters are shown based on this basic knowledge."
—Fujio Kurokawa, Nagasaki University, Japan
"…All aspects related with Power Electronics are presented in a concise and succinct way by covering a broad region of topics of this interdisciplinary subject , which results of the intersection of Circuit and Control Theory , with Power Semiconductor Devices and Magnetics … the strength of the book lies in its synthesis capacity to describe the main characteristics of power semiconductors and control techniques."
—Luis Martinez-Salamero, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Basic Concepts and Terms in Power Electronics
Conversion of Electrical Energy: Classification of Converters
Output Parameters and Characteristics of Converters
Influence of Converters on the Grid
Basic Converter Parameters
AC and DC Filters
Semiconductor Power Switches and Passive Components
Power Bipolar Transistors
Applications of Power Switches
Cooling Systems for Semiconductor Power Devices
Promising Developments in Power Electronics
Control of Semiconductor Power Switches
Control of Power Electronic Devices
Analysis of the Electrical Processes in Power Electronic Devices
Newton’s Binomial Formula
Solution of Differential Equations
Direct Frequency Converters (Cycloconverters)
AC Voltage Regulators Based on Thyristors
Conversion from Direct Current to Direct Current
Introduction: Continuous Stabilizers
Basic DC Voltage Regulators
Voltage Regulators with Transformer Uncoupling of the Input and Output Circuits
Multiquadrant Direct-Current Converters
Thyristor-Capacitor Regulators with Dosed Energy Supply to the Load
Inverters and AC Converters Based on Completely Controllable Switches
Pulse-Width Modulation and Power Quality Control
Basic Principles of Pulse-Width Modulation
PWM Techniques in Inverters
Power Quality Control on the Basis of PWM Converters
Basic Control Systems of AC-DC Converters with PWM
Converters with a Load in Resonant Circuit
Multilevel, Modular, and Multicell Converter Topologies
Parallel Connection of Rectifiers and DC-DC Converters
Parallel Connection of Inverters
Voltage Multipliers and Voltage Dividers Based on Capacitor-Diode Cells
Multilevel Converter Structures
Applications of Power Electronics
Improving of the Efficiency of Power Supply