Power Converter Circuits book is intended for use in junior and senior level undergraduate courses in power electronics. Classical analysis is used throughout. The coverage is concerned exclusively with power electronic circuits.
No coverage is given to the physics and the fabrication of power electronic switches, nor to the detailed design of power electronic circuit protection and ancillary components. Rectifier circuits are treated in a far more comprehensive and detailed manner than is customary in contemporary texts.
Chapter 14 is devoted to matrix converters, which usually receive scant attention. Chapter 13 is devoted to envelope cycloconverters, which usually receive no attention at all. Features of the text include the large number of worked numerical examples and the very large number of end of chapter problems, with answers.
The material contained in Power Converter Circuits book has been used for classroom and examination purposes at the University of Leeds, England; the University of Bradford, England; and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
The authors are grateful for the permissions to reproduce the relevant material. Some short sections of Power Converter Circuits book are reproduced from earlier work by one of the authors. The writers are grateful to Cambridge University Press, England, for permission to reproduce this previously published work.
The typing of the manuscript, with its many iterations, was done by Janelle Baney, Suzanne Vazzano, Erin Dill, Juan Echeverry, and Brad Lafferty of the Schools of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Ohio University. We are deeply grateful for their contributions.
Much of the computer transcription of the text and diagrams was undertaken at the Instructional Media Services Unit of the Alden Library at Ohio University. Our thanks are due to Peggy Sattler, the head of the unit, and particularly to Lara Neel, graduate assistant.
Our deepest gratitude goes to them for their dedicated professionalism. At the latter end, the final transfer of the material to computer disc, with text corrections, was performed by postgraduate students Yanling Sun and Liangjie Zhu of the Ohio University School of Education.