Power diodes, thyristors, transistors and FETs; analysis of idealized circuits with generalized loads; AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC, AC-AC converters, modulation techniques, gating circuits; practical design and applications. [3-2-0]
We will study AC-DC, DC-DC and DC-AC passive and switched mode power converters. The pre- requisite skills for this course in include circuit analysis ability, knowledge of state-space and basic control theory.
Fundamentals of Power Electronics by Robert W. Erickson and Dragan Maksiovic, Prentice Hall (ISBN 0-7923-7270-0)