Since its publication in 1989, each edition has strived to present a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range where there is demand in industry for power electronic engineers. A CD-ROM has been added to this edition, which readers will find useful in the exploration of power electronics and use of this text. The CD-ROM contains:
* A large number of new end-of-chapter problems with varying degrees of difficulty.
* PSpice(r) -based simulation examples to illustrate basic concepts and help in the design of converters. PSpice(r) is an ideal simulation tool for this purpose.
* A newly developed magnetic component design program. This program is extremely useful in showing design trade-offs, for example, the influence of switching frequency on the size of inductors and transformers.
* PowerPoint-based slides for all chapters that help summarize topics throughout the text.
The text also explores industrial and commercial applications, as well as practical aspects of power electronic converter design, such as snubber circuits, drive circuits, circuit layout, and heat sinks. Please visit http://www.wiley.com/college/mohan for additional information.
A cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less, where a huge market exists and where the demand for power electronics engineers is likely to be. This revised edition (1st ed., 1989) adds an introductory chapter to provide a review of basic electrical and magnetic circuit concepts; a chapter that describes the role of compute simulations in power electronics; a new chapter on the design of inductors and transformers that describes concepts for step-by-step design procedures; and a new chapter on heat sinks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)