Modern power electronic devices and circuits
provide options for controlling and converting electrical energy that are less expensive, lighter, and smaller than previous electromechanical devices. They are key to making electrical energy more useful. From household appliances to spacecraft, the applications of power electronics are virtually limitless. A level of proficiency in power electronics is not an option but a requirement for electrical engineers today. Written by engineers for engineers, The Power Electronics Handbook covers the full range of topics relevant to the field, from basic principles to cutting-edge applications. Compiled from contributions by an international panel of experts and full of illustrations, this is not a theoretical tome, but a practical and enlightening presentation of the usefulness and variety of technologies that encompass the field. For modern and emerging applications, power electronic devices and systems must be small, efficient, lightweight, controllable, reliable, and economical. The Power Electronics Handbook is your key to understanding those devices, incorporating them into controllable circuits, and implementing those systems into applications from virtually every area of electrical engineering.