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Electronic Devices & Components - Chapter Summary
The band theory of solids is introduced in this chapter, as well as the different properties associated with semiconductors, diodes and transistors. You'll learn about both P-N junction diodes and bipolar junction transistors. How a transistor can be used as an oscillator and an amplifier is presented as well. A discussion of logic gates, truth tables and symbols is also included. Once you have completed these lessons, you should be able to:
- Classify conductors, semiconductors and insulators using the band theory of solids
- Explain how diodes, transistors and semiconductors manage current
- Define what a P-N junction diode is
- Identify the structure of a bipolar junction transistor
- Describe how a transistor can be used as either an oscillator or an amplifier
- Detail how to use logic gates
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1. Properties of Transistors, Diodes & Semiconductors
When operating with an electronic system, it's important to understand how to control the flow of electricity. In this lesson, we'll look at two semiconductors, transistors and diodes, and see how they help us manage an electrical current.
2. P-N Junction Diode: Definition & Properties
Dive into this lesson to learn about how the p-n junction diode works and how it can be used. You'll also see how they control the direction of the current in a circuit.
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