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Introduction to Power Electronics – An online course

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Introduction to Power Electronics

The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency.

University of Colorado offers this online course

About the course:
The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency. These converters can change and regulate the voltage, current, or power; dc-dc converters, ac-dc rectifiers, dc-ac inverters, and ac-ac cycloconverters are in common use. Applications include electronic power supplies, aerospace and vehicular power systems, and renewable energy systems.

Recommended background:
Knowledge of circuits and electronics at the level of an undergraduate major in electrical engineering is assumed.

Course format:
The class will consist of lecture videos that are 5 to 25 minutes in length. These will contain integrated quiz questions. In addition, the course will require standalone homework each week that is machine graded.

  • Duration: 9 weeks of study
  • Timings: 6 to 9 hours of work / week
  • Taught in: English

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