- Hardcover: 883 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (January 31, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0792372700
- ISBN-13: 978-0792372707
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.9 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
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As a graduate student in Electric Power Engineering, this is one of the best books I have purchased in all of my university studies. As long as you have taken an introductory circuits course in your undergraduate curriculum, Dr. Erickson does a great job at explaining power electronics in a way that anyone can understand. I have been assigned books in many of my classes that contain poor explanations/example problems, unorganized structure, or even missing material that is vital to understanding the subject. However, this is not one of those textbooks. Although my current professor does a phenomenal job at teaching the material, I honestly feel that I could fully understand the course material by only reading this textbook. For me, as someone who prefers learning in-lecture, this is a rare instance. Do not hesitate to purchase this textbook!
This book really takes you through all the main topics with pretty thorough coverage. At CU it's used for several courses, so it's more than just an introductory book. The first few chapters cover the basics, and then it gets into the more advanced topics (which are more practical for reference once you have learned the basics). I'm now taking those courses online and finding that Erickson follows his book pretty closely, so you get the added benefit of seeing it all twice whether you are a visual or audio learner.
I was impressed that he devoted about 100 pages to magnetics design, which is really helpful. Not the same as having McLyman's book, but it will do if just need a fairly straight-forward inductor or transformer designed.
Bottom line: I already have this book and am considering buying another copy to have one at home and the other at the office.