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Power Electronics is an integral part of all the modern systems design. Its applications ranges from metal industry to the design of information super highways and building the space stations. The objective of this course is to understand the basic operating principles of the power conversion using advanced electronic devices. The structures and characteristics of switching devices are reviewed. Basic converters such as ac/dc rectifiers, dc/dc switching regulators and dc/ac inverters are studied. Resonant power conversion techniques are introduced. Methods of analysis with derivatives of waveforms and computation of circuit quantities such as average and RMS values, power, power factor and harmonics are given in details.

Credit Breakdown

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0.25
Tutorial: 0

Academic Unit Breakdown

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 15
Engineering Design 24

PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 252