Basic Principles of Power Electronics

This free, up-to-date textbook provides electrical engineering students and professionals in-depth information on power electronics and design. Focusing on the fundamental principles power engineers operate on, this textbook covers everything from the basics of power to the requirements of designing practical power electronic systems..

About the Authors

Robert Keim

Robert Keim graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and he later completed a copyediting certificate program with the same institution. A professional writer and technical editor, Robert worked for five years as an engineer and has extensive experience in a wide variety of fields, including analog design, firmware development, digital signal processing, power management, motor control, digital camera design, low-noise PCB layout, system integration, designing for harsh environments, neural networks, and software-defined radios. He specializes in mixed-signal embedded systems.

Gary Elinoff

Gary Elinoff graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in physics and also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University. Along the way, he was also awarded an MBA with a concentration in finance from Boston University. Now a professional science and engineering writer, he has worked in test engineering and as writer/editor for the electronic trade press.