Power Electronics Circuit Analysis and Design by Issa Batarseh, and Ahmad Harb
Unlike many existing texts in power electronics, Power Electronics targets mainly senior undergraduate students majoring in electrical engineering.
Since the text is intended to be used in a three-credit-hour course in power electronics, topics such as power semiconductor devices, machine drives, and utility applications are not included.
Because of limited lecture times, one course at the undergraduate level cannot adequately cover such topics and still present all power electronic circuits used in energy conversion.
This text contains sufficient material for a singlesemester introductory power electronics course while giving the instructor flexibility in topic treatment and course design.
The text is written in such a way as to equip students with the necessary background material in such topics as devices, switching circuit analysis techniques, converter types, and methods of conversion in the first three chapters.
The presentation of the material is new and has been recommended by many power electronics faculty. The discussion begins by introducing high-frequency, non-isolated dc-to-dc converters in Chap. 4, followed by isolated dc-to-dc converters in Chap. 5.
Resonant soft-switching converters are treated early on in Chap. 6. The traditional diode and SCR converters and dc-ac inverters are presented in the second part of the text, in Chaps. 7, 8, and 9, respectively.
Examples, Exercises, and Problems
Unlike many existing texts, this text provides students with a large number of examples, exercises, and problems, with detailed discussions on resonant and softswitching dc-to-dc converters. Examples are used to help students understand the material presented in a given chapter.
To drill students in applying the basic concepts and equations and to help them understand basic circuit operations, several exercises are given within each chapter.
The text has more than 250 problems at different levels of complexity and difficulty. These problems are intended not only to strengthen students’ understanding of the materials presented but also to introduce many new concepts and circuits.
To help meet recent Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requirements for design in the engineering curriculum, special emphasis is made on providing students with opportunities to apply design techniques.
Such problems are designated with the letter “D” next to the problem number, such as D5.32, which is Design Problem # 32 in Chap. 5.
Students should be aware that such problems are open-ended without unique solutions. A bibliography is included at the end of the text, and a list of textbooks is given separately.