ELEC 451

Power Electronics

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]

4 credits

Course Outline

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)


ONE of
ELEC 301 – Electronic Circuits
ELEC 342 – Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion and Transmission
ELEC 344 – Applied Electronics and Electromechanics

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