Power Electronics is the application electronics which control and manipulate the flow of power to an electrical load. It includes rectifiers, inverters, converters by using power diodes, transistors, and thyristors.
A diode can be connected in forward and reverse bias with a source. In Forward bias connection, a diode conducts current like a closed switch. Where in reverse bias, a diode blocks current like an open switch.
A semiconductor is a type of electrical material, which is used in electronic devices like PN junction diode, transistor and many more a replacement for a vacuum tube. The semiconductor can be intrinsic or extrinsic, where extrinsic has N-type and P-type.
This handbook is a textbook for power electronics Starting from the electronics devices like Diodes, Transistors, SCR and so on. Then Muhammad H. Rashid explains its applications like DC-DC, DC-AC, AC-DC, AC-AC converter.