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Fundamentals of Power Electronics [Hardcover]

Robert W. Erickson , Dragan Maksimovic
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31 Jan 2001 0792372700 978-0792372707 2
Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition, is an up-to-date and authoritative text and reference book on power electronics. This new edition retains the original objective and philosophy of focusing on the fundamental principles, models, and technical requirements needed for designing practical power electronic systems while adding a wealth of new material.
Improved features of this new edition include:
  • A new chapter on input filters, showing how to design single and multiple section filters;
  • Major revisions of material on averaged switch modeling, low-harmonic rectifiers, and the chapter on AC modeling of the discontinuous conduction mode;
  • New material on soft switching, active-clamp snubbers, zero-voltage transition full-bridge converter, and auxiliary resonant commutated pole. Also, new sections on design of multiple-winding magnetic and resonant inverter design;
  • Additional appendices on Computer Simulation of Converters using averaged switch modeling, and Middlebrook's Extra Element Theorem, including four tutorial examples; and
  • Expanded treatment of current programmed control with complete results for basic converters, and much more.
This edition includes many new examples, illustrations, and exercises to guide students and professionals through the intricacies of power electronics design.
Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition, is intended for use in introductory power electronics courses and related fields for both senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students interested in converter circuits and electronics, control systems, and magnetic and power systems. It will also be an invaluable reference for professionals working in power electronics, power conversion, and analog and digital electronics.

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  • Hardcover: 908 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2 edition (31 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0792372700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792372707
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 18 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 14 Dec 2009
I looked at ordering this book a number of months ago on Amazon but was put off by the shipping costs to Ireland. However, the recent introduction of free super-saver delivery to Ireland made me change my mind so I placed the order. The parcel arrived promptly about two working days after the order was placed which was a pleasant surprise.

As for the book itself; I use it as an invaluable reference text for work. It is clearly laid out, easy to follow and provides plenty of worked examples that provide the necessary insight to allow you to apply the principles to your own designs.

I would highly recommend it both as an excellent reference book for practitioners as well as an introductory text book for anyone wishing to take the plunge into unlocking this fascinating area of electronics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great overall cover of power converter topics 2 Jun 2011
I used this book during my bachelors project. I didn't know much about the topic beforehand, but this book gave me a very solid understanding of all the basic theory behind power converters. It covers most of all the important aspects necessary to understand when designing power converters, such as the whole analytical modelling, design of feedback regulation, magnetic components and filters. Its writing and illustrations are easily understandable and it is structured in a logic and chronological order, where I suggest the unfamiliar reader to read the book from the beginning and not skip any parts. Only lack I found is that more advanced topologies (i.e. "superboost" etc.) are not covered as well as all the "practical" issues in building a successful power converter, such as: PCB layout, noise issues, thermal design. Also, if you want to simulate your converter in for example Orcad PSpice or similar, I suggest finding more sources of information since this is not really covered in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Execellent Book 5 Mar 2004
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First off, this book is NOT a cookbook. It will not tell you how to design a power supply for a specific application. But this is not the books purpose. This book is written for those who wish to understand in depth knowledge of power conversion. It is written as a text book. If the reader took the time to understand what is written (and it is written well) then the person would be able to design a power supply for any application using any topolgy. It teaches you the first principles of power conversion in order for you to apply it. Out of all my power electronic books this is my favorite book by far. If you are a power supply designer this book is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerfully good 10 Jan 2004
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Fundamentals of Power Electronics, by Erickson and Maksimovic, has become one of my new favorite reference books for DC-DC Converter design. My library is full of similar books, but most only contain insignificant bits of information, are needlessly difficult, or just plain worthless (but a requisite in the power engineering bookcase). The massive FPE combines the best of them all, exceeding even my former favorites (those by Tater, Billings, or Pressman). Although written as a textbook with the usual exercises at the end of each chapter (and frustratingly, with no answers) it is full of practical, applicable information. It has excellent chapters on inductors and transformers, with practical information such as inter-weaved windings for reduced leakage. It has one of the best treatments of Bode plots than any one book I have contains (I can now retire my old Valkenburg). Thankfully, it does not waste pages with useless Nyquist or other esoteric loop stability analysis methods. Nice index and appendix. I wish Maksimovic had included a section on his famous switched-capacitor circuit, even if not technically a power circuit. I highly recommend this book for any engineer seriously involved in power electronics.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information with some open ended information 8 April 2004
By B. E Patterson - Published on
I would agree with the other reviewer that this is not a "how to" book. The book approaches the subject from an academic viewpoint. The reader is expected to fill in between the lines with previous experience. It appears that the authors, professors as U of C, supplement the text with worked out examples for their students. I would recomend it to people already versed in the subject and want more information.I found it for half price and this makes it worth buying as a reference.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book! 5 Dec 2009
By Mauiboy2000 - Published on
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The book is an excellent text for understanding power electronics and power supplies. My background is in analog circuits, microelectronics, RF, and high-voltage, and I found this book very easy to follow and extraordinarily thorough. The device physics in this book is a little thin, but not a concern to me. I would recommend Mohan's book for a more in-depth treatment of device physics or other device physics texts. Having already read half the book, I am currently in the midst of repairing a 14kVDC power supply for a radar system and this book made it very easy to troubleshoot and repair an inoperative power supply. I would highly recommend this book for someone looking to understand the inner-workings of power supplies, or power electronics in general down to its 'nuts and bolts'.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An illegal Chinese knockoff of the 2nd Edition of this book 9 Oct 2013
By Nick W - Published on
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I purchased this book in preparation of taking the Power electronics class taught by the author Bob Erickson.

The class itself and the real version of this book are very good and I would thoroughly recommend them.

The version of the book I received is an illegal copy of the first printing of the second addition:

The link above shows you how to tell the copy is "legal" or not.

Needless to say to get a version that is correct and up to date you probably don't want the Chinese knockoff.
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