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Introduction to Power Electronics

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This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5700, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. 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.

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Rating 4.7 based on 531 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
Cost $79
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Robert Erickson
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Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering

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introduction to power electronics

Was a really interesting course and a great introduction to power electronics.

Reminded me with the undergraduate topics I've studied in university.Many Thanks Dr. Erickson Very good introduction to power electronics It should be the best course for new learners in P.E.

This is really a great introduction to power electronics.

A great introduction to power electronics!

From practical as well as theoretical this is best for Introduction to Power electronics Good reminder of stuff you may have forgotten.

The course itself does not serve as a complete introduction to power electronics, since some basic topics (such as power transistor types) are not even talked about.

I am extremely happy completing this course on Introduction to Power Electronics.

I, however, feel for a course entitled "Introduction to Power Electronics", it was quite advanced.

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Looking forward to completing more of the Power Electronics courses.

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Looking forward to go ahead with the next ones!

I am looking forward to taking other courses in the Specialization.

More emphasis laid on the simulations results to be read correctly and reflecting those results onto the solution for the home work problems...still looking forward more to learn and simulate.....

Overall, thank you for the lovely course and I'm looking forward to the next one!

Looking forward to next course.

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Thank you Prof. Erickson for guiding me in this course.

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Great job by prof. Erickson and his team for the resources and the knowledge.

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awesome video Excellent instruction Prof. Erickson.

Thanks Coursera for all such support, and thanks to Prof. Erickson for his untiring efforts he put in arranging and delivering this course.

The course is good but the assignments are quite brain teasing.Overall good course Learn good knowledge on the DC to DC converters, Problem solving is a great experience Prof. Erickson has a great way of using mathematical modeling for analysis.

Prof. Erickson is an excellent instructor who covers the relevant concepts clearly, concisely, but comprehensively.

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dc-dc converters

Thank you Professors A very outstanding approach on DC-DC converters.

I am taking away information and fundamental knowledge of DC-DC converters that I will be able to apply in future projects.

This course only provides an insight into DC-DC converters using just the basics of circuit theory.

Challenging and fun It was very helpful to understand how to build dc transformer model and how to apply it to the analyzing of the basic dc-dc converters Information taught in lectures was great.

The best course on DC-DC converters it's a fantastic course, i will recommend Wonderful.

The course gives good insight into the fundamentals and design of the converters.But i personally feel we need to work and struggle to complete the course.I got some problems when downloading the files of converters using LT spice and there is no help from the instructors after posting in the discussion forum.The course is really difficult and average students should rethink before taking this course This course has been very helpful in understanding the principles of dc-dc converters and introduced me to LTspice.

Thank you Excellent exercises that enables true analysis and evaluation of DC-DC converters Very valuable course and it is gained good basic knowledge about DC-DC converters.Clear lectures and effective notes and examples.

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Excellent course by Prof. Robert Erickson !

And Dr. Robert Erickson is amazing as usual!

Thank you Professor Robert Erickson, thank you University of Colorado, Thank you Coursera.

A 'virtual power electronics lab' to this course will be a welcome addendum.A gratifying experience to receive the certificate signed by Dr Robert Erickson!

Thanks to our honorable professor Dr. Robert Erickson who try to give his best to keep this course understandable and knowledgeable.

Not for begineers Dr. Robert Erickson is an amazing instructor and he provided practical examples of different switched-mode converter circuits.

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converter circuits

This is an excellent course and teaches the latest methods for circuit analysis of power converter circuits.

Good for getting familiar with switch mode converter circuits.

I am able to "visualize" dc-dc converter circuits which is a great feeling!

well designed course for electrical students to analyse converter circuits nice course with good level of difficulties as well.

The Course is excellent, it covered various aspects involved in Modeling of DC Converter Circuits and computing their losses.

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highly recommended

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended!

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well organized

A well organized and challenging course.

easy and good modeling technique and n Excellent Course, well organized, under the guidance of a competant instructor This course was quite easy.The exercises are interesting, given with their full solution.

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

The subject material is very well organized.

Course contents and lectures are well organized.

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go through

Can't wait to go through the other 5.

They make the students to go through 'nooks and corners' of the subject.

The assignments were really challenging which motivated me to go through the lessons carefully and solve each questions with at most care.

Took some time to go through the problems and really understand the material, but I feel like it's very useful.

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electrical engineering

This wan an excellent course especially for electrical engineering students.I suggest this course to every electrical engineering student and anyone interested in Power Electronics.

I re-learned some basic concepts from a different point-of-view despite practicing electrical engineering for the past 20 years!

I am currently enrolled in the course, i am a graduate of electrical engineering, so i have a good background in electronics but not power electronics specifically.

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Rating 4.7 based on 531 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
Cost $79
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Robert Erickson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering

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