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About the Course

This course covers the analysis and design of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers, used in power electronic converters. The course starts with an introduction to physical principles behind inductors and transformers, including the concepts of inductance, core material saturation, airgap and energy storage in inductors, reluctance and magnetic circuit modeling, transformer equivalent circuits, magnetizing and leakage inductance. Multi-winding transformer models are also developed, including inductance matrix representation, for series and parallel structures. Modeling of losses in magnetic components covers core and winding losses, including skin and proximity effects. Finally, a complete procedure is developed for design optimization of inductors in switched-mode power converters. After completing this course, you will: ● Understand the fundamentals of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers ● Be able to analyze and model losses in magnetic components, and understand design trade-offs ● Know how to design and optimize inductors for switched-mode power converters This course assumes ONLY prior completion of Introduction to Power Electronics and Converter Circuits....

Top reviews


Nov 08, 2016

Good lecture with suitable teaching speed which is helpful because the formulas and abstract magnetic concept are difficult to follow. I recommend this course!


Aug 11, 2016

The quality of the slides, and the notes written on them were fantastic. It was a great experience. Looking forward to the capstone project.

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By Ertuğrul K

Jan 13, 2018

It was great experience

By Md. S - E - S

Sep 28, 2016

very very well structured course !


Apr 04, 2018

nice and very helpful for eee branch.

By Alexey D

Nov 05, 2016

Well structured material with practical examples. Excellent!

By Hellenic S

Aug 03, 2017

Excellent Course!

By 董舟

Mar 07, 2017

Very impressive fundamentals of magnetic components!

By Jayakrishnan H

Dec 14, 2016

Recommended for everyone who is getting started in power electronics world.

By insend

Feb 05, 2017

very useful

By Hafsah S

Apr 05, 2018

Excellent course! Great Professor!

By Surendar

May 05, 2017

Excellent course! I had learned a lot about inductors and magnetic elements that I would usually take for granted while designing power electronic systems. The intricacies of the design of filter inductors were extremely beneficial. I especially enjoyed week 3 of the course, where the proximity effect led to an unexpected rise in power consumption in the high frequency regime.

By Ahmed A

Nov 10, 2017

Thank you

By Shariq A

Feb 13, 2018


By Yiyi X

Aug 27, 2017

Very good course

By Raphael V L C

Sep 27, 2018


By Shounak K

Oct 28, 2018

The best taught course so far! Thank you to the instructor Dr Khurram Afridi Ji

By Carsten S

Nov 01, 2018

Excellent course!

By Rubem P

Nov 07, 2018


By Maxim C

Jun 30, 2019

Thanks to Dr. Afridi! Excellent explanation, the best I've ever listen to. I recommend to everyone who wants to understand what's going on in magnetic devices. I've expected more examples, iflyback transformers, but this is of course only basis.

By Indula M

Jul 10, 2019

Very Good Course on Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters!

By zeeshan H

Jul 14, 2019

Thanks for the course. Amazing teaching skills, great course material.

By Jian Y

Oct 11, 2019

Fully useful!

By Zeeshan H

Nov 05, 2019

Thank you for providing such an opportunity i learn a lot from this course

By Alexander L J

Nov 10, 2019

This course is sheer genius!

By samyak p

Oct 22, 2016

You could include a flyback transformer design example in optional lesson.

By Sridhara

Jul 24, 2017

The course should be taught earlier in the specialization.