||Branko L. Dokic, Branko Blanusa
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The book "Power Electronics" by Branko L. Dokic and Branko Blanusa contains ten chapters - and deals with the most significant items of power electronics. It has been very well organized with lot of examples, figures, and tables. The first chapter is "Introduction." In this chapter basic elements, as well as some circuits and components used in power electronics are briefly presented. Chapter 2 covers basic semiconductor components, "Diodes and Transistors," and particularly covers their use as switches in power electronics circuits. Chapter 3 is focused on "Regenerative Switches." The description is wide and detailed and this chapter may be of interest not only for students, but also for professionals who use these components in practice. Chapter 4 is "PWM DC/DC Converters." The converters are classified. All basic topologies of these converters are analyzed in detail in both continuous current mode (CCM) and discontinuous current mode (DCM). "Control Modules" are presented in Chap. 5. This chapter contains a number of control circuits used in power electronics. This chapter may be of interest not only for professionals in the field of power electronics, but also in related fields such as automotive control, pulse electronics, etc. Chapter 6 covers "DC/AC Converters-Inverters". This chapter is comprehensive, covering all important converter topologies and control techniques, e.g. selective harmonic elimination, uni- and bipolar PWM technique, and space vector modulation. The next chapter is AC/DC converters, i.e., rectifiers. This chapter contains all basic topologies from uncontrolled half bridge and full bridge rectifiers to controlled thyristor and transistor ones. Also, some commonly used control techniques arc presented. PWM rectifiers and their applications are also discussed...