- Hardcover: 936 pages
- Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (August 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0120884054
- ISBN-13: 978-0120884056
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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The book is constructed by using half page to show bullet-points in the style of a Powerpoint presentation, using big characters or thick-line diagrams, and below it, a paragraph with some explanations about the subject.
Unfortunately, the whole book is like this (by the way, the quality of graphics is extremely low). So, it becames really hard to read and follow the contents.
Anyway, the contents are very superficial, just generalities: do not expect to be able to design a converter, or be able to choose one, even after the huge effort of reading through it.
Please, realize that non-mathematical treatment means, in this case: non applicable, non rigorous. I should have distrusted the "non-mathematical" feature: engineers, or engineering students are supposed to be able to deal with mathematical treatments...aren't we?
There are for sure better books on Power Electronics (or just books, not a commented powerpoint, like this one).
Don't throw away your money by buying this. I don't know other books of the author, but this one is really disgusting, a full deception, feel cheated on my money...
There is no such book available in the market. The simple descriptive and non-mathematical presentation style format of the book makes the book easy to understand by professional engineers and graduate students. A CD with the PowerPoint presentation file of all the figures is included at the end, which can be used selectively for any seminar presentation on the subject.
Prof. Joao Onofre Pereira Pinto
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Campo Grande - MS
January 24, 2008
1. Introduction and perspective
2. Power semiconductor Devices
3. Phase controlled converters and cycloconverters
4. Voltage-Fed Converters and Cycloconverters
5. Current-fed converters
6. Electrical Machines for Variable Speed Drives
7. Induction Motor Drives
8. Synchronous Motor Drives
9. Computer Simulation and Digital Control
10. Fuzzy Logic ad applications
11. Neural Networks and Applications
12. Some Questions and Answers
The information presented in the book provides the latest advances in power converters and adjustable speed drives including analysis of power converter topologies, modulation strategies, multi-level converters, drive system configurations as well as advanced motor control strategies such as fuzzy logic and neural network based systems. Connecting the applications to power electronics technology is well done.
An important topic lacking adequate discussion in the book is on DC-DC converters. Several topologies of this class of converters have been discussed in first part of Chapter 4. However, a separate chapter on DC-DC converters and their control strategies was desirable.
The book is easy to read and the material flows logically. Almost every page of the book features either a detailed figure or a chart, accompanied by clear description of the figure. It would be a good reference book and also can be used as a text book.
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Subrata K Mondal