This good resource includes individual authors who have familiar names and good reputations in the industry. This selection of topics is excellent with regard to devices and applications. Editor Skvarenina wisely has included the latest description of advanced motor and power control applications, offering this volume some staying power as a reference, as new technology and applications continue to emerge. Most of material is written at the upper academic level and would probably better satisfy the research or development engineer…
- CHOICE, September 2002
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