Preprint version. Published in Symposium on Science of Design Proceedings: Arcata, California, March 1, 2007, pages 22-. Copyright © 2007 Association for Computing Machinery. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1496630.1496643.
This paper presents an approach for teaching and learning dc-dc converter design using MathCAD. MathCAD provides advantages that greatly improve teaching and learning process especially when long and complicated design equations are involved such as those found in dc-dc converters. A design example using Excel is presented and then compared with the same example using MathCAD. Experience learned from using MathCAD in power electronic courses at Cal Poly will be discussed in this paper.
Electrical and Computer Engineering