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  • Hardcover: 824 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (Oct. 10 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471226939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471226932
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 3.2 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #205,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Since its publication in 1989, each edition has strived to presenta cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals forapplications and design in the power range where there is demand inindustry for power electronic engineers. A CD-ROM has been added tothis edition, which readers will find useful in the exploration ofpower electronics and use of this text. The CD-ROM contains:
* A large number of new end-of-chapter problems with varyingdegrees of difficulty.
* PSpice(r) -based simulation examples to illustrate basic conceptsand help in the design of converters. PSpice(r) is an idealsimulation tool for this purpose.
* A newly developed magnetic component design program. This programis extremely useful in showing design trade-offs, for example, theinfluence of switching frequency on the size of inductors andtransformers.
* PowerPoint-based slides for all chapters that help summarizetopics throughout the text.

The text also explores industrial and commercial applications, aswell as practical aspects of power electronic converter design,such as snubber circuits, drive circuits, circuit layout, and heatsinks. Please visit foradditional information.

About the Author

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

Tore M. Undeland is a professor in Power Electronics in the Facultyof Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineeringat the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU,Trondheim, Norway. He is also a scientific advisor to the SINTEFEnergy Research.

William P. Robbins is a professor in the Department of Electricaland Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prior tojoining the University of Minnesota, he was a research engineer atthe Boeing Company.

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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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Very good book, lots of info to understand the basics but does not go into details. A very good introduction book!
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perfect! good book!
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Very good survey, but not exactly what I was looking for April 17 2009
By Craig Garvin - Published on
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Breadth and not depth Feb. 26 2012
By Nate - Published on
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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By gert - Published on
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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Had What I needed. Aug. 15 2007
By Julian Lynn Stockley - Published on
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.
Great book. Excellent breakdown and explanations Jan. 1 2015
By Pumpkin - Published on
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Great book. Excellent breakdown and explanations. If a mechanical engineer can understand it electrical engineers should have no problem. My only for not giving 5 stars is that it would have been better if it included more on pulse width modulation (PWM).