A stator assembly for use with an electric motor includes, but is not limited to, a stator core having an inner surface and a plurality of open slots defined in the inner surface. The stator assembly also includes a winding having multiple conductors. The winding is coupled to the stator core such that a predetermined quantity of conductors is disposed within each open slot. The winding is configured to control a magnitude of a torque ripple produced by operation of the electric motor.
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 This invention was made with Government support under Integrated Traction Drive System for HEV, PHEV, FCV (DE-FC26-07NT43123), awarded by the US-Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.