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Introduction to Power Electronics, University of Colorado Boulder

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This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis of an inverting dc-dc converter, and modeling and efficiency analysis of an electric vehicle system and of a USB power regulator. After completing this course, you will: ● Understand what a switched-mode converter is and its basic operating principles ● Be able to solve for the steady-state voltages and currents of step-down, step-up, inverting, and other power converters ● Know how to derive an averaged equivalent circuit model and solve for the converter efficiency A basic understanding of electrical circuit analysis is an assumed prerequisite for this course....

Top reviews

By SA

Aug 01, 2017

This course sets the groundwork for more advanced concepts in Power Electronics. The Professor was very explicit and the homework assignments were of a good strength to help ground the notions learnt.

By SH

Sep 23, 2017

I am very please of with course but i also want the course of power electronics related to any field i mean in FACTS devices applications so we can learn more related to new emerging technologies .

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321 Reviews

By Jagadheeswar Naga Ravi

Mar 22, 2019

Assignments are challenging.

Video lectures are awesome.

By Yuvraj Prabhakar

Mar 22, 2019

It gets a bit too tricky towards the end, but it helps in enhancing the skill.

By saurabh vats

Mar 18, 2019

The course was concise, and very well presented. The problems were also very good at grounding the concepts.

By Jian Yin

Mar 18, 2019

Useful for even experienced engineers and researchers!

By Enoch Ssentumbwe

Mar 16, 2019

This course was awesome, I never really liked electric systems but the way this was taught is very logical which I appreciated. By the time you finish the course, as you do the numbers on your own, you will master it in no time.

By Tarun Singhal

Mar 05, 2019

From practical as well as theoretical this is best for Introduction to Power electronics

By Jay B

Mar 01, 2019

Good reminder of stuff you may have forgotten. Also learnt a whole lot more too. Very interesting course. Some of the HW questions were a bit tough though and could do with a little more clarification.

By Anjana Wijesekera

Feb 27, 2019

This course was really well organized such that the students can acquire basic power electronic concepts.

By Mohammad Irfan Yousuf

Feb 25, 2019

My first completed module in Coursera. It means a lot. I have also been given the aid to complete this module. This course is short, yet challenging. I would like to complete the whole specialization within 6 months. Thanks to the team.

By Waleed Ali

Feb 24, 2019

This course is best for beginners