Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. Power electronics has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.
- 25% new content
- Reorganized and revised into 8 sections comprising 43 chapters
- Coverage of numerous applications, including uninterruptable power supplies and automotive electrical systems
- New content in power generation and distribution, including solar power, fuel cells, wind turbines, and flexible transmission
Practicing electrical engineers involved in operation, design and analysis of power electronics equipment and motor drives; students in electrical and systems engineering, focused on power electronics.
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- © Academic Press 2006
- 8th November 2006
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Dr. Rashid is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and researcher in Power and Energy. He is a registered professional engineer in Canada, a Fellow of the IEE, and has won the IEEE Outstanding Engineer award. Rashid is also a member of the U.S. engineering accreditation team, ABET.
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, USA