This course is designed to provide a complete overview of one of the main areas of electrical engineering and power engineering: power electronics. The three main types of power electronics devices (i.e., rectifiers, DC-to-DC converters, and inverters) are discussed in detail in the lectures. For each device, the ideal circuit is discussed along with different circuit topologies to provide a wide range of practical uses.
By learning how rectifiers, DC-to-DC converters, and inverters are designed, you will learn the fundamentals for designing your own power electronics devices, such as battery chargers, switched-mode power supplies, solar inverters, and variable frequency drives, among others.
Additionally, the course includes 5 quizzes with a total of 15 questions. Three articles are also provided so you can learn by reading as well as videos.
- Learn about the uses of power electronics rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters
- Understand and analyze buck (step-down), boost (step-up), and buck-boost (step-down/up) dc-to-dc converter circuits
- Understand and analyze single-phase and three-phase rectifier circuits
- Understand and analyze single-phase and three-phase inverter circuits
Who Is This Course For
- Electrical engineering students planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a power electronics course at a university
- Electrical engineers looking for a refresher course on power electronics
- Electronics enthusiasts looking for an introductory course on power electronics
- Basic knowledge of semiconductor devices
- Basic understanding of electronic circuit analysis
Downloadable course materials
After purchasing the course, students can download the following materials:
- Text Lecture - DC-to-DC Converters (pdf)
- Text Lecture - Inverters (pdf)
- Text Lecture - Rectifiers (pdf)