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6.131 Power Electronics Laboratory

Prereq: 6.002, 6.003, or 6.007
U (Fall)
12 Units. Institute LAB

Introduces the design and construction of power electronic circuits and motor drives. Laboratory exercises include the construction of drive circuitry for an electric go-cart, flash strobes, computer power supplies, three-phase inverters for AC motors, and resonant drives for lamp ballasts and induction heating. Basic electric machines introduced include DC, induction, and permanent magnet motors, with drive considerations. Provides instruction in written and oral communication. Students taking independent inquiry version 6.1131 expand the scope of their laboratory project.

S. B. Leeb

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Subject meets with 6.1311