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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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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.

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Ch 1: Introduction

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Sect. 1.2 Preliminaries and Grading11m
Sect. 1.3 What will be Covered7m
Sect. 1.1 Technical Introduction16m
Sect. 1.4 Simulation of a Buck Converter using LTspice16m
4 readings
Entering formulas in homework assignments10m
If you have problems with the Coursera system10m
Buck converter simulation files10m
Materials for the LTspice simulation assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #1: Ch. 1 - Boost Converter Simulation30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Ch 2: Steady-State Converter Analysis

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Sect. 2.2 Volt-Sec Balance and the Small Ripple Approximation30m
Sect. 2.3 Boost Converter Example22m
Sects. 2.4 and 2.5 Additional Topics11m
1 reading
Sample problems with solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #2: Ch. 2 - Converter Analysis3h
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Ch 3: Steady-State Equivalent Circuit Modeling, Losses, and Efficiency

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Sect. 3.1 Supplement: Review of Circuits with Ideal Transformers10m
Sect. 3.2 Inductor Copper Loss12m
Sect. 3.3 Construction of Equivalent Circuit Model19m
Sect. 3.4 How to Obtain the Input Port of the Model10m
Sect. 3.5 Example: Semiconductor Conduction Losses in Boost Converter23m
1 reading
Sample problems with solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #3: Ch. 3 - Equivalent Circuit Modeling3h

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