Power Electronics Research Experience for Undergraduates
Nieves Segarra, Eric
On the first half of the 20th century many of the electronic devices and machinery used were very expensive, inefficient, unreliable, and robust. With revolutionary advances in semiconductor technology much of these barriers are being improved. A new and very important field within Electrical Engineering was born with the purpose of improving the quality of electronic devices and machinery. Power Electronics is the field that deals with the control and conversion of electric power by semiconductor devices wherein these devices operate as switches.