Power Electronics Books - G

Abstracts of books starting with G in the SMPS Technology Knowledge Base of Switching-Mode Power Supply Design.

Gates Energy Products, Rechargeable Batteries Applications Handbook, Butterworth Heinemann, 1992.

Over a quarter of a century of design and application experience at Gates Energy Products. Topics include: Introduction; rechargeable cells and batteries; rechargeable battery history; general battery concepts; nickel-cadmium cells and batteries; nickel-hydrogen cells; sealed lead cells and batteries; recent developments in rechargeable batteries. Sealed Nickel-Cadmium cells and batteries; discharge characteristics; charging; storage; battery life; applications information; battery testing; quality control and specification; safety. Sealed lead cells and batteries; discharge characteristics; charging; storage; battery life; applications information; battery testing; safety. Appendices and glossary.

Geyger, W. A., Magnetic-Amplifier Circuits, Basic Principles, Characteristics, and Applications, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1957.

A reference book intended for practical use. Topics include a historical development of magnetic amplifier circuits, magnetic amplifier elements, descriptions of magnetic-amplifier circuits in various classifications, technical properties of magnetic-amplifiers, and typical applications of magnetic-amplifiers. Treatment is primarily descriptive with schematics and algebraic formulas.

Goldman, Alex, Magnetic components for power electronics, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c 2002. xii, 286 p.

Concerns the important considerations necessary in the choice of the optimum magnetic components for power electronic applications. Topics include: Preface, Acknowledgements, Applications and Topologies for Power Electronic Systems, Main Considerations for Magnetic Component Choice, Magnetic Materials for Power Electronics, Core Shapes for Power Electronics, Core Sizes-Design Considerations in Power Electronics, Commercially-Available Components for Power Electronics, Design Aids in Magnetic Component Choice for Power Electronics, Bibliography, Appendices, and Index.

Goldman, Alex, Handbook of modern ferromagnetic materials, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c 1999. xix, 646 p.

A compendium of all ferromagnetic materials, metallic and ceramic, intended for electrical and electronic applications. Topics include: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Applications and Functions of Ferromagnetic Material; Basics of Magnetism - Source of Magnetic Effect; The Magnetization in Domains and Bulk Materials; AC Properties of Magnetic Materials; Materials for Permanent Magnet Applications; DC and Low Frequency Applications; Soft Cobalt-Iron Alloys; Metallic Materials for Magnetic Shielding Applications; High Permeability - High Frequency Metal Strip; Metal Powder Cores for Telecommunications; Crystal Structure of Ferrites; Chemical Aspects of Ferrites; Microstructural Aspects of Ferrites; Ferrite Processing; Ferrite Inductors and Transformers for Low Power; Soft Magnetic Materials for EMI Suppression; Ferrites for Entertainment Applications; Ferrite Transformers and Inductors at High Power; Materials for Magnetic Recording; Ferrites for Microwave Applications; Miscellaneous Magnetic Material Applications; Physical-Thermal Aspects of Magnetic Materials; Magnetic Measurements - Materials and Components; Bibliography; Appendix 1: Abbreviations and Symbols; Appendix 2: List of World's Major Ferrite Suppliers; Appendix 3: Units Conversion from CGS to MKS(SI) System; and Index.

Gottlieb, Irving M., Solid State Power Electronics, 1st edition, H. W. Sams, 1979. 296 p.

A broad overview of devices, techniques, and circuits for the experimenter, technician, engineer, and others. Topics include basic principles of solid-state control of power, theories pertinent to solid-state power devices, practical aspects of solid-state devices, applications using power transistors and power ICs, and applications using transistors. Treatment is primarily descriptive with very little mathematics.

Gottlieb, Irving M., Power Control with Solid State Devices, Tab Books, 1987. 384 p.

An introductory book on the power control side of power electronics. Intended for the experimenter, technician, scientist, and engineer. Topics include power device characteristics and a multitude of applications ranging from headlight beam controllers to radio transmitters. Treatment is descriptive with schematics and virtually no mathematics.

Gottlieb, Irving M., Electronic Power Control, Tab Books, 1991. 257 p.

The author's objective is to make the book a practical guide to serve the interests and needs of a wide range of electronic practitioners. Care has been taken to explain principles of operation in descriptive, rather than mathematical language. The book is intended to benefit hobbyists, hams, technicians, service people, engineers, and physicists. Topics include: overview and generalities; solid state amplifiers; regulated power supplies; electric motor control; and a variety of useful applications.

Gottlieb, Irving M., Practical RF Power Design Techniques, TAB Books, 1993. 290 p.

This book purports to fill the need between books that are excessively mathematical and or too simplistic for optimum use. Topics include: transistors versus tubes; the bipolar transistor in RF power applications; the field-effect transistor in RF power applications; impedance matching networks; applications of transmission-line elements to RF power circuitry; low-power applications; medium and high-power applications; and standing-wave ratio and related controversies.

Gottlieb, Irving M., Power Supplies, Switching Regulators, Inverters, and Converters, 2nd edition, TAB Books, 1994. 400 p.

Different types of power supplies found in virtually every type of electronic product. Basic power supplies, plus state-of-the-art low-voltage logic devices and new low-power multiple power supplies. A practical approach covers only the math needed and actual component values are used in examples. (Publisher description)

Gottlieb, Irving M., Regulated Power Supplies, 4th Edition, TAB,19??, 472 pages.

(Publisher's description) Design, test, and implement regulated power supplies. Thoroughly revised and updated with coverage of standard supply sources now found in a majority of applications. Descriptions and illustrations of devices as: the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), the MOS-controlled thyristor (MCT), and current- and resonant-mode regulators. (Publisher description)

Graf, Rudolf F. The Modern Power Supply and Battery Charger Circuit Encyclopedia, TAB,19??, 144 pages.

More than 250 power supply designs ready to use. A cross-section of modern circuits covering the range of power supplies and battery chargers suitable for use with batteries of various voltages and chemistries. These designs represent the latest engineering practices and are organized by application. (Publisher description)

Grant, Duncan A., and John Gower, Power MOSFETS - Theory and Application, New York: Wiley, c 1989. xv, 504 p.

Details the theory of power MOSFETs and their applications. Explains the basis of MOSFET characteristics, and the features that determine MOSFET behavior. Examines the interaction of the MOSFET device with other elements in the circuit, and how device characteristics influence circuit design. Describes several circuits at length to highlight the practical details of power MOSFET use. [Wiley] Topics include: Principles of Operation 1: Threshold Voltage; Principles of Operation 2: Static Characteristics; Principles of Operation 3: Transient and High-Frequency Behavior; Fabrication and Reliability; Dissipation and Heatsink Design; Parallel and Series Operation; Gate Drive Circuits; The Power MOSFET as a Switch; Automotive Applications; Power Supplies; Motor Drives; PWM Inverters; High-Frequency Applications; Linear Applications; MOSFETs and Bipolar Transistors; Packaging, Testing, Reliability, and Handling; Modeling Power MOSFETs; Special-Purpose MOSFETs; Other MOS Power Devices; Appendices; and Index.

Grossner, N. R., Transformers for Electronic Circuits, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1983. 400 p.

This book is for the user of transformers, i.e., circuit, systems, and standards engineers. It is not intended as a design manual. Topics include transformer ratings and circuits, reliability and environment, temperature rise and thermal design, transformer ratings and size, excitation and inductance and losses, polarized transformers and inductors, wide-band transformer analysis and synthesis, and pulse transformer analysis and synthesis.

Grover, F. W., Inductance Calculations Working Formulas and Tables, Dover Publications, 1946, reprint of 1946 edition, Instruments Society of America, Research Triangle, NC. 286 p.

The classical work on inductance calculations. Formulas and tables allow the simple calculation of inductance for a large variety of geometries. Topics include methods of calculating inductance, geometric mean distances, construction of and method of using the collection of working formulas, working formulas for circuits whose elements are straight filaments, working formulas for coils and other circuits composed of circular elements, and high frequency formulas. Mathematical treatment in deriving formulas include inverse hyperbolic functions, inverse trigonometric functions, zonal harmonic functions, elliptic integrals, and infinite series.

Gyugyi, L. G. and B. R. Pelly, Static Power Frequency Changers, Theory, Performance, and Applications, Wiley, 1976. 442 p.

A unified treatment of the whole family of ac-to-ac frequency changers. Topics include fundamental ideas, mathematical representation of static frequency changers, synthesis of output voltage waveforms, control of the output voltage, input current, operating characteristics and performance data, control circuit principles, forced commutation of frequency changers, and applications of static frequency changers. Treatment is theoretical with high mathematical content including new mathematical techniques (existence function) to describe switching characteristics.

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