The value of a textbook is largely determined by how well its structure supports the reader in mastering the depth and breadth of the intended subject. This textbook provides a structure that can achieve that goal for engineers seeking to master key technologies for a wide range of advanced electrical drives.
To achieve that goal it wisely places very significant, but common background material in the early chapters, where it introduces the core topologies of power converters and the key issues needed to understand and apply practical power electronic converters. It also lays a sound foundation for understanding the two fundamental approaches for current regulators: hysteresis control and model-based control. By providing a sound and detailed background on power converters and current regulators, the rest of the text is able to focus on the advanced electrical drive concepts that are unique to
the major classes of machines: DC, AC synchronous machines, AC induction machines, and switched reluctance machines.