Power Electronics is intended to be an introductory text in power electronics, primarily for the undergraduate electrical engineering student. The text is written for some flexibility in the order of the topics. Much of the text includes computer simulation using PSpice as a supplement to analytical circuit solution techniques.
Excellent introduction to Power Electronics
By Engineer1 on Dec 22, 2011
If you are looking to understand the fundamentals of Power Electronics this is one of the best books I have come across so far. I like the author's pedagogical style in explaining buck, boost, buck-boost, Cuk, and SEPIC converters as well as flyback and forward converters in continuous conduction(CCM) and discontinuous conduction (DCM) modes. The inverter chapter is very well written. Resonant converters are covered as well. The text is fairly comprehensive, in that, in addition to the above, it covers rectifiers, ac voltage control, drive circuits, and heat sinks. The integration of PSpice examples and problems is very useful in developing simple converter models to reinforce basic concepts. In addition to being a useful introduction to the subject it will also serve as a great refresher for the practicing engineer.
Great book for independent study
By Fl00f on Jul 16, 2012
This book is GREAT if you are looking to study power electronics in detail. Things I like: 1) This book, unlike many others, presents its material in a clear, concise manner; the PSPICE examples alone allow the student to play around with concepts at their own pace. 2) The author does a fantastic job of anticipating readers' questions regarding the behavior of circuit components in a particular system, and addresses them quickly and clearly. 3) The author thoroughly explains principles and uses mathematics to support the explanations. This enables the reader to develop a more intuitive understanding of the material. 4) Rather than simply throw theoretical questions at the reader's face, the author uses the examples and chapter review questions to help the reader develop critical-thinking skills required for engineering. There are two reasons why I knocked-off a star from a full rating: 1) There a few mistakes in the examples, but you can easily spot them if you pay attention, especially since the book has nice list of reference equations on the inside cover. 2) The simulation examples are done with PSPICE. As someone who has taken a class on PSpice and (tried) to use it for circuit analysis, I am surprised that such a hideous and non-functional software is used. I would personally recommend using LTspice, which actually works and will help the student answer the chapter problems. All-in-all, this is one of the finest books I've ever read for electrical engineering. In some ways, it surpasses even my introductory circuit theory textbook. If I had a hat, I would tip it to the author for this great achievement.
Best Introduction Power ELectronics Book
By Abdulaziz A Alkuhayli on May 07, 2014
if this is your first power electronics course ....Buy this book immediately>>> its very simple to understand. every thing is explained very clearly ... sorry my english is not good to write
simple to understand
By Kali on Feb 01, 2014
My professor told to follow this book for the first course on power electronics. It is really a very simple book in terms of understanding the concepts involved in power electronics. I would recommend this book to each and every student who is new to power electronics. Author gives an overview of each and every concept very clearly. Good book to start the career in power electronics.
Pretty decent text book
By Brian Parkham on Jan 20, 2013
This text book looks fairly decent although the the way they lay out the equations could be done a little more clearly.
A must have for a basic power electronics course
By Michael G. on Mar 02, 2014
Thought the book was a bit expensive but when I received it, it was brand new. The text itself is nice. The layout has a logical flow with plenty of examples. Out of everything, I find the voltage / current graphs spot on. They graph just about every PIV characteristic for just about every element for every circuit. VERY useful!
By John P. Griffith on Apr 11, 2010
Good Seller, item as described. Didn't get back to my email, but got the product shortly after.