The first course on electric drives usually introduces the concept of control of electric motors for various types of mechanical loads. In the first course, mainly the dc motor control (both steady state and dynamic), and steady state torque and speed control of ac motors are emphasized.

The present course “Advanced electric drives” focuses on the dynamic control of dc and ac motor from solid state converters for better torque and speed response. Initially, the dynamic models of the dc and ac motors are developed that will be useful in understanding the dynamic control.