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Electronics Simplified, 3rd Edition by Ian Sinclair

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Chapter 3. Active Components and Integrated Circuits
Transistors. Use of semiconducting crystals. Bipolar and field-effect types. Emitter, collector and base. Control of collector current by base current. Current gain. Bias methods. Use as a voltage amplifier. Use of a load resistor. Bias circuits. Wave inversion in a simple voltage amplifier. Analog linear circuits. NPN and PNP BJTs. Field effect transistors (FETs). MOSFETs. Source, drain and gate electrodes. Dissipation in linear amplifier circuits. Switching use of transistors. Low dissipation in switching circuits. ICs. Circuit on a silicon chip. Effect on reliability. Linear ICs. Opamp. Typical opamp circuits. Dissipation in an opamp. Digital ICs. Logic actions. Combinational logic defined. ...

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