This book is GREAT if you are looking to study power electronics in detail.
Things I like:
1) This book, unlike many others, presents its material in a clear, concise manner; the PSPICE examples alone allow the student to play around with concepts at their own pace.
2) The author does a fantastic job of anticipating readers' questions regarding the behavior of circuit components in a particular system, and addresses them quickly and clearly.
3) The author thoroughly explains principles and uses mathematics to support the explanations. This enables the reader to develop a more intuitive understanding of the material.
4) Rather than simply throw theoretical questions at the reader's face, the author uses the examples and chapter review questions to help the reader develop critical-thinking skills required for engineering.
There are two reasons why I knocked-off a star from a full rating:
1) There a few mistakes in the examples, but you can easily spot them if you pay attention, especially since the book has nice list of reference equations on the inside cover.
2) The simulation examples are done with PSPICE. As someone who has taken a class on PSpice and (tried) to use it for circuit analysis, I am surprised that such a hideous and non-functional software is used. I would personally recommend using LTspice, which actually works and will help the student answer the chapter problems.
All-in-all, this is one of the finest books I've ever read for electrical engineering. In some ways, it surpasses even my introductory circuit theory textbook. If I had a hat, I would tip it to the author for this great achievement.
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (22 January 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073380679
- ISBN-13: 978-0073380674
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 23.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)