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ELEN435 - Introduction to Power Electronics

 

This course takes a student with a basic understanding of circuit analysis and introduces them to the functionality, topography, and regulation of power electronic devices. Students will become skilled in power computations based on load design, conversion of DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC, and AC/AC circuits, rectifiers, voltage controllers, power supplies, inverters, and operations of semiconductor devices, and basic switching circuits. Students will also delve into software tools with embedded power electronic equations to simulate and investigate the behavior of power electronic circuits under various load settings and heat sync scenarios. They will also utilize software to experiment and manipulate power electronic equations and observe voltage and current waveforms. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. Prerequisites: ELEN306 AND ELEN325

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session A - 16 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Power Electronics - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 9780073380674
Publication Info: McGraw-Hill
Author: Hart
Unit Cost: $145.66
Electronic ISBN: 9781259795336
Electronic Unit Cost: $35.00

Book Title: NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 783068-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $114.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI Student Software Suite - access instructions provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 779252-3501
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: N/A
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 783752-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $83.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI Elvis Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 780381-02
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $3405.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI myRIO Embedded Systems Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 783070-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $171.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Integrator Power Electronics Lab (Integrator Power Electronics Fundamentals Board for NI ELVIS II/II+) - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/2
ISBN: 784722-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $931.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A