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### What you will learn

• 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

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#### Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

#### English

Subtitles: English

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

## Ch 1: Introduction

5 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Sect. 1.3 What will be Covered7m
Sect. 1.1 Technical Introduction16m
Sect. 1.4 Simulation of a Buck Converter using LTspice16m
Syllabus10m
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: Boost Converter Simulation14m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

## Ch 2: Steady-State Converter Analysis

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 Topics (optional)11m
Sample problems with solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #2: Ch. 226m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

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

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
Sample problems with solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #3: Ch. 328m
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### Top reviews from Introduction to Power Electronics

By SAAug 1st 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 SHSep 23rd 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 .

## Instructor

### Dr. Robert Erickson

Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

## Start working towards your Master's degree

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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## About the Power Electronics Specialization

Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems....