My notes at unipv

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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 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 atleast. I was somehow able to clear my basics using the Power Electronics Specialization by Robert Ericson and following the structure of course in the university. The course by Prof. Qadeer Ahmad Khan of 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 Gold 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 for more perspective and 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 lot 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, the best slides are from Prof. Rezzi, he has this very easy way of calculating the losses that he compiled. Also do look into Prof. Qadeer's videos for basics. For Gate Driver basics you can go to this link and also see Prof. Erickson videos additional to Prof. Stefano Ruzza's slides which has a lot of references. For the control loop part, you can follow the class lectures by Prof. Roberto Peritore and additionally see Prof. Erickson and PRof. Qadeer's videos.
And obviously you cannot skip the lessons by Prof. Bonnizoni, 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 and if you dont understand you could look for alternate sources. Its a lot of study but totally worth it!

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