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Prof Barry Wayne Williams

Power Electronics: Devices, Drivers, Applications, and Passive Components

There are two copies of the textbook available, a free unregistered version, or a free registered version. The registered version has the latest version of the textbook with various other features such as forum, wiki, etc to aid the user if they need help. The free version of the textbook has one of the first copies of the textbook, so it does not have the latest information and the information is only available in PDF format.

To continue to the registered version / login, please click here

The free book is in four parts.

Part 1 covers semiconductor switching devices, their electrical and thermal characteristics and properties. Part 2 describes device driving and protection, while part 3 presents a number of generic applications. The final part, Part 4, introduces capacitors, magnetic components, and resistors, and their characteristics relevant to power electronic applications.

All of the documents below are in PDF format Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

If you have problems viewing these please e-mail: nospamtexthelp@eee.strath.ac.uk (please remove "nospam" prefix from address before sending).

Title page and Table of Contents (here for sample of version requiring registration)

  1. Basic Semiconductor Physics and Technology (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  2. The pn Junction (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  3. Power Switching Devices and their Static Electrical Characteristics (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  4. Electrical Ratings and Characteristics of Power Semiconductor Switching Devices (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  5. Cooling of Power Switching Semiconductor Devices (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  6. Load, Switch, and Commutation Considerations (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  7. Driving Transistors and Thyristors (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  8. Protecting Diodes, Transistors, and Thyristors (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  9. Switching-aid Circuits with Energy Recovery (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  10. Series and Parallel Device Operation and Protection (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  11. Naturally Commutating Converters (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  12. AC Voltage Regulators (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  13. DC Choppers (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  14. Power Inverters (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  15. Switched-mode and Resonant dc Power Supplies (here for sample of version requiring registration)
  16. Capacitors
  17. Soft Magnetic Materials
  18. Resistors

Bibliography and Index

The 74 non-trivial worked examples cover the key issues in power electronics.

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The free registration version has many more worked examples, 30% more information, including a chapter on HVDC and FACTS.

Also, pages are better utilised so that, with 2 text pages per pdf page, fewer pages need be printed.

A large print version is also available.

 

 

 

 


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