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ECE 642: Machine Drives for Electric Vehicles --This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental principles of machine drives for electric vehicles. Through reading, viewing the weekly learning resources, and actively participating in discussions and assignments, you increase your knowledge of various machine drives. Topics include solid-state devices; various switching schemes; types of drives; characteristics of motors; controlling motors including vector control; braking of motors; and dynamics of electric drives and applications. Using MATLAB®, Simulink, and/or Qwickly Jot, you also provide answers to mathematical equations for many of the assignments to demonstrate topic comprehension.