My notes at unipv

1. Advanced Mathematical Methods For Engineers

Little did I know that my skipped lessons would make me skip 3 exam sessions and a lot of days wasted in trying to do something the wrong way. By the Fall of 2022 I had realized that I have to face my fears. There are two ways to have relief from what you are afraid of. By facing it head on or running away from it. The first year I did the latter. Today is the day I finally can say, most probably I would never have to give an exam for Mathematics again!
Okay, I don't want to pour more of my melancholy to your already full bottle. I recently started taking my notes digitally. Half of my maths preparation was done in that way. So, I could share my notes and anyone who would find it useful could follow my perspective. If someone patient and willing person could scan my paper notes, I will update the link with those too. For now, the link just has less than half the material. Buona Fortuna!

Tip: Do as many as possible the homework problems that the prof. has given in her class notes additional to the past papers! For e.g., Feb 2023 Exam Q3. and Q4. are very similar to homework problems given in class.

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2. Integrated Power Management

The subject was of 6 credits, doing an apple to apple comparison if credits were a FoM it would be very bad descriptor of the amount of work needed for this subject. I was somehow able to clear my basics using the Power Electronics Specialization by Prof. Robert Ericson and following the structure of course in the university. The course by Prof. Qadeer Ahmad Khan at IIT Madras was also helpful for clearing my stubborn doubts related to control and compensators. The webinar by Prof. Bernhard Wicht, Leibniz University Hannover was helpful for topics like Parasitics in Power IC's. The videos of Prof. Gulio Ricotti explainig DMOS structure is a Gold Mine for understanding intuitively the device level working. For the Isolated Power converters too I suggest to go through the Specialization fot the flyback part and then move to the class slides and video by Prof. Giovanni Frattini where he also shares a very interesting perspective about integrated Inductors. I really loved his lecture when he justifies a very poor efficiency (about 30%) converter with integrated transformer. Consider a 1 W isolated converter with 30% efficiency, meaning we lose 0.7W of power. But consider that converter in a 1KW system which needs an isolated converter and that is reliable. In that case 0.7W power lost is miniscule. One thing that my masters studies has taught me is to have different perspectives of things. For me, I have studied from a variety of sources because its not necessary that I would resonate with one perspective for the whole varied spectrum of topics. I am kind of wide band! For charge pumps, start with Prof. Qadeer's playlist and look for the vedios on charge pumps and finish them. Then move to the slides from Prof. Rezzi where he has this very easy way of calculating the losses that he compiled. For basics of Gate Driver basics you can go to this link and also see Prof. Erickson's videos and refer to Prof. Stefano Ruzza's slides which has a lot of references at the. For the control loop part, you can follow the class lectures by Prof. Roberto Peritore and then see my notes named "CONTROL" where I have studied from Prof. Erickson's Specialization and Prof. Qadeer's playlist.
And obviously you cannot skip the lessons by Prof. Bonizzoni, it is very intuitive and you might already be used to his way of lectures. So, follow the structure in which he has arranged the course as it is a perfect mix of everything. It is a lot of study but totally worth it! I know all these things may seem overwhelming when you start,it will also take time. Bit by bit when you approach things topic wise, it will be easier. Trust me when you complete all these, you will be comfortable and will love this subject! All the best :)

Here you can download my notes and some books which I referred for perspective. You could atleast look for topics in my notes which I studied in detail, so that you dont get lost! When you are studying from the specialization by Prof. Erickson, the same thing is there in his book for reference. Also, If some topics are unclear, you can refer in the book by Prof. Ned Mohan. Other books are there for reference to specific topics. For charge pumps analysis there is a Paper which is has all the details like done in the lectures by Prof. Rezzi. Also download the full specialization vedio that I have shared because sometimes it may happen that the vedio is down due to copyright issues. The actual specialization can be found in this link.