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Principles of Transistor Circuits, 9th Edition

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Over the last 40 years, Principles of Transistor Circuits has provided students and practitioners with a text they can rely on to keep them at the forefront of transistor circuit design.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Preface to the ninth edition
  6. Chapter 1: Semiconductors and junction diodes
    1. Introduction
    2. Mechanism of semiconduction
    3. Compound semiconductors
    4. PN junctions
    5. Junction diodes
  7. Chapter 2: Basic principles of transistors
    1. Bipolar transistors
    2. Field-effect transistors
    3. Thyristors
  8. Chapter 3: Common-base and common-gate amplifiers
    1. Common-base amplifiers
    2. Common-gate amplifiers
  9. Chapter 4: Common-emitter and common-source amplifiers
    1. Common-emitter amplifiers
    2. Common-source amplifiers
  10. Chapter 5: Common-collector and common-drain amplifiers (emitter and source followers)
    1. Common-collector amplifiers
    2. Comparison of bipolar transistor amplifiers
    3. Common-drain amplifiers
    4. Comparison of field-effect transistor amplifiers
  11. Chapter 6: Bias and d.c. stabilisation
    1. Bipolar transistors
    2. Field-effect transistors
  12. Chapter 7: Small-signal a.f. amplifiers
    1. Definition of small-signal amplifier
    2. Distinction between voltage and current amplifiers
    3. Transistor parameters in small-signal amplifiers
    4. Single-transistor stages
    5. Two-stage amplifiers
    6. Use of negative feedback
    7. Two-stage amplifiers
    8. Complementary amplifiers
    9. Emitter follower
    10. Darlington circuit
    11. Low-noise transistor amplifiers
    12. Circuits employing fet and bipolar transistors
  13. Chapter 8: Large-signal a.f. amplifiers
    1. Definition of a large-signal amplifier
    2. Transistor parameters in large-signal amplifiers
    3. Class-A amplifiers
    4. Class-B amplifiers
    5. Complementary class-B amplifier
    6. Current-dumping amplifiers
    7. Bridge output stage
    8. Integrated-circuit a.f. power amplifier
    9. Heat sinks
    10. Darlington power transistors
  14. Chapter 9: D.C. and pulse amplifiers
    1. Introduction
    2. D.C. amplifiers
    3. Operational amplifiers
    4. Pulse amplifiers
    5. Voltage pulse amplifiers
    6. Complementary emitter follower
    7. Video amplifier for television receiver
    8. Integrated-circuit pulse amplifier
  15. Chapter 10: R.F. and I.F. amplifiers
    1. Introduction
    2. Class-C operation
    3. Common-emitter r.f. amplifiers
    4. Common-base r.f. amplifier
    5. I.F. amplifiers
    6. Automatic gain control (A.G.C.)
    7. Decoupling
    8. Use of integrated circuits
  16. Chapter 11: Sinusoidal oscillators
    1. Introduction
    2. Positive-feed back oscillators
    3. Phase-shift oscillators
    4. Negative-resistance oscillators
  17. Chapter 12: Modulators, demodulators, mixers and receivers
    1. Introduction
    2. Amplitude modulators
    3. Frequency modulators
    4. A.M. detectors
    5. F.M. detectors
    6. Mixers
    7. Satellite low noise block
    8. Complete receivers
  18. Chapter 13: Pulse generators
    1. Introduction: the transistor as a switch
    2. Multivibrator: bistable
    3. Multivibrator: monostable
    4. Multivibrator: astable
    5. Synchronising of multivibrators
    6. Emitter-coupled multivibrator
    7. Blocking oscillator
  19. Chapter 14: Sawtooth generators
    1. Introduction
    2. Simple discharger circuit
    3. Miller-integrator circuit
    4. Constant-current charger
    5. Line output stage for television receiver
  20. Chapter 15: Digital circuits
    1. Introduction
    2. Logic levels
    3. Binary scale
    4. Logic gates
    5. Bistables
    6. Digital representation of information
    7. Stores
  21. Chapter 16: Further applications of transistors and other semiconductor devices
    1. Introduction
    2. Supply-voltage stabilising circuits
    3. D.C. to D.C. converters
    4. Photo-diode
    5. Photo-transistors
    6. Optocouplers
    7. Laser diode in a CD player
    8. Unijunction transistor (double-base diode)
    9. Inverter using thyristors
    10. Triac control of a.c. energy
    11. Resistance-to-voltage converter
    12. Motor-drive circuits
    13. Television picture enhancement
    14. Recording head drive
    15. Transistors as switches
    16. Video clamp
    17. U.H.F. modulator
    18. Capacitance-diode a.f.c. circuit
    19. Attenuator using an fet
    20. Bias/erase oscillator
  22. Appendix A: The manufacture of transistors and integrated circuits
    1. Preparation of germanium for transistor manufacture
    2. Preparation of silicon for transistor manufacture
    3. Grown transistors
    4. Alloy-junction transistors
    5. Surface-barrier transistor
    6. Drift transistors
    7. Diffused transistors
    8. Epitaxial diffused transistors
    9. Planar transistors
    10. Integrated (monolithic) circuits
  23. Appendix B: Transistor parameters
    1. Introduction
    2. Z parameters
    3. Y parameters
    4. Hybrid parameters
    5. Relationship between hybrid parameters and the T-section equivalent circuit
  24. Appendix C: The stability of a transistor tuned amplifier
  25. Appendix D: Semiconductor letter symbols
    1. Bipolar
    2. Unijunction
    3. Field Effect
    4. Diodes
  26. Index