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Intermediate Level

A​ bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent experience

Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

Understand the fundamentals of magnetic components including inductors and transformersDesign and optimize inductors and transformers for switched-mode power convertersAnalyze and model losses in magnetic components
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Intermediate Level

A​ bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent experience

Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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University of Colorado Boulder

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Basic Magnetics

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 87 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
10.1.1 Basic Relationships27m
Lecture 10.1.2: Magnetic Circuits13m
Lecture 10.2: Transformer Modeling16m
10.3 Loss Mechanisms in Magnetic Devices26m
4 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Study Problems on Basic Magnetics10m
Magnetics Design Tables10m
Homework Assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 1: Basic Magnetics3h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

AC Copper Losses

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 89 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
10.4.2: Leakage Flux in Windings17m
10.4.3: Foil Windings and Layers7m
10.4.4 Power Loss in a Layer11m
10.4.5 Example: Power Loss in a Transformer Winding4m
10.4.6 Interleaving the Windings15m
10.4.7 PWM Waveform Harmonics8m
2 readings
Study Problems10m
Homework Assignment 2: AC Winding Losses10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 2: AC Winding Losses2h 30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Inductor Design

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
11.1 Filter Inductor Design Constraints18m
11.2 A First-Pass Design17m
11.3.1 Window Area Allocation11m
11.3.2 Coupled Inductor Design Constraints6m
11.3.3 First-Pass Design Procedure: Coupled Inductor3m
11.4.1 Example: Coupled Inductor for a Two-Output Forward Converter13m
11.4.2 Example: CCM Flyback Transformer11m
1 reading
Homework Assignment 3: Inductor Design10m
1 practice exercise
HW3: Inductor Design2h 30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Transformer Design

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
12.2 First-Pass Transformer Design Procedure5m
12.3.1 Example: Single-Output Isolated Cuk Converter12m
12.3.2 Example 2: Multiple-Output Full Bridge Buck Converter13m
12.4 AC Inductor Design3m
1 reading
Homework Assignment 4: Transformer Design10m
1 practice exercise
HW4: Transformer Design2h 30m

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