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Ch 14: Electronic Devices & Components

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Boost your knowledge of electronic components and devices as they relate to physics with these lessons and quizzes. This chapter can be used as a flexible, convenient study guide to help you get ready for a placement exam or class test.

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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