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Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design [Hardcover]

Ned Mohan , Tore M. Undeland , William P. Robbins
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Oct. 10 2002 0471226939 978-0471226932 3
Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the new Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less. The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides.

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Since its publication in 1989, each edition has strived to present a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range where there is demand in industry for power electronic engineers. A CD-ROM has been added to this edition, which readers will find useful in the exploration of power electronics and use of this text. The CD-ROM contains:
* A large number of new end-of-chapter problems with varying degrees of difficulty.
* PSpice(r) -based simulation examples to illustrate basic concepts and help in the design of converters. PSpice(r) is an ideal simulation tool for this purpose.
* A newly developed magnetic component design program. This program is extremely useful in showing design trade-offs, for example, the influence of switching frequency on the size of inductors and transformers.
* PowerPoint-based slides for all chapters that help summarize topics throughout the text.

The text also explores industrial and commercial applications, as well as practical aspects of power electronic converter design, such as snubber circuits, drive circuits, circuit layout, and heat sinks. Please visit http://www.wiley.com/college/mohan for additional information.

About the Author

Ned Mohan is the Oscar A. Schott Professor of Power Electronics at the University of Minnesota, He has numerous patents and publications in this field. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Tore M. Undeland is a professor in Power Electronics in the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. He is also a scientific advisor to the SINTEF Energy Research.

William P. Robbins is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was a research engineer at the Boeing Company.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The reference in power electronics Dec 21 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book is the reference in power electronics. It begins by talking about the power semiconductor devices and their characteristic curves. It then explains all the usual applications of power electronics and their circuits. This is an excellent book for graduate, undergraduate and even amateur hobbyists. I am an undergraduate student at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and this book is really the one to own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good survey, but not exactly what I was looking for April 17 2009
By Craig Garvin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a great survey of power electronics for someone with a modest electrical engineering background. It presents terminology, hardware, circuits and analysis in an approachable and well organized way. After reading it, someone with little prior experience can have a clear sense of what the field is about, what devices are available, and what technology is appropriate for specific power and voltage levels.

That said, as another reviewer pointed out, the book is a little light on math and detailed circuit topology. Erickson and Maksimovic was a much better fit for my needs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Breadth and not depth Feb. 26 2012
By Nate - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book covers a lot of material related to power electronics, but does not go into much detail. The topics include AC-to-DC, DC-to-DC, and DC-to-AC conversion, ZVS/ZCS schemes, lots of information related to devices (MOSFET and diode physics) and magnetics, and motor drive and utility applications. The material on AC-to-DC conversion, DC-to-AC conversion, motor drive applications, and utility drive applications is not covered in a typical graduate level course. Based on this it would have been beneficial to go into more detail on isolated and non-isolated DC-to-DC converters by including more waveforms, discussing alternate forms of a given topology (for example the Cuk converter with and without a coupling inductor), discuss state space averaging in more detail (the line-to-output relationship was neglected), and include Vorperian's circuit model for the PWM switch. Overall this is a reasonable book, but I believe that Erickson's book is much better (Fundamentals of Power Electronics).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Had What I needed. Aug. 15 2007
By Julian Lynn Stockley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Although a little light on full converter schematics, this textbook contained excellent descriptions of converter building blocks and semiconductor device physics. It is excellent that it came with a simulator program too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bible Sept. 21 2011
By gert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is the best power electronics book in terms of fundementals. However there are other books which can be more detailed in mathematics or circuit types. An engineer who is specialised in power electronics needs to know what the author provide in this book. As a result read this book as much as you can and revisit it when you need to fresh your knowledge.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Book Feb. 8 2011
By Lance Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good book on Power Electronics, but could use many more examples. There are no problem solutions with the book either.
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