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Introduction to Power Electronics

This course is a part of Power Electronics, a 6-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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 351 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (4 days ago)
Cost $79
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Instructor Dr. Robert Erickson
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Language English
Subjects Engineering
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power electronics in 64 reviews

One of the best course for the one who is totally new in power electronics.

It is a good course for people who want to have a glance of what is power electronics.

I recommend the main book -Fundamentals of Power Electronics- for the lecture.

This is one of the best courses I have in my career I haven taken power electronics in both undergrad and grad school, and did several online courses on EDx, and I am not impressed by this course.

Good basis and intro to power electronics!

well Very helpful course and the concepts are very clear, 100 % recommended for any one work in Power Electronics field This was a lovely journey.

LEARNT THE BASICS OF POWER ELECTRONICS, THE DC TRANSFORMER MODELLING, LOSSES AND EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT IN STEADY STATE and the hands on LTSPICE The course is well structured and the explanations are easy to understand.

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great introduction in 10 reviews

I audited the course and found it to be a great introduction to DC modeling for power supply design.

thank you The course is challenging but it really gives a great introduction into the basics of how switching converters work.

it is a great introduction to steady state behavioral modeling.

Thank you for your hard Great introduction.

Great introductionary course.

Great Great Great Course Great course for learning Power Electronics Basics & Control Techniques This course provides a great introduction to the field of power electronics.

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looking forward in 9 reviews

Looking forward to completing more of the Power Electronics courses.

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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!

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introduction to power in 7 reviews

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.

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

Thanks to Prof. Erickson!

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

Thank you Coursera and Prof. Erickson.

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.

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recommend this course in 5 reviews

I cannot recommend this course as well as the whole specialization enough.

I recommend this course to anyone that has some experience with electronics and wants to push their knowledge boundaries towards the field of power electronics good!

I highly recommend this course for someone who wants to learn more on power electronics.

I absolutely recommend this course as a "soft" start into the world of power electronics.

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Rating 4.7 based on 351 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (4 days ago)
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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