Lessons in Electric Circuits-Vol. 3-Semiconductors

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Master Index
Chapter 1: Amplifiers and Active Devices
1.1 From Electric to Electronic
1.2 Active Versus Passive Devices
1.3 Amplifiers
1.4 Amplifier Gain
1.5 Decibels
1.6 Absolute dB scales
1.7 Attenuators
Chapter 2: Solid-state Device Theory

2.1 Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory
2.2 Quantum Physics
2.3 Valence and Crystal Structure
2.4 Band Theory of Solids
2.5 Electrons and “holes’
2.6 The P-N Junction
2.7 Junction Diodes
2.8 Bipolar Junction Transistors
2.9 Junction Field-effect Transistors
2.10 Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)
2.11 Thyristors
2.12 Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques
2.13 Superconducting Devices
2.14 Quantum Devices
2.15 Semiconductor Devices in SPICE
Chapter 3: Diodes and Rectifiers

3.1 Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers
3.2 Meter Check of a Diode
3.3 Diode Ratings
3.4 Rectifier Circuits
3.5 Peak Detector
3.6 Clipper Circuits
3.7 Clamper Circuits
3.8 Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)
3.9 Inductor Commutating Circuits
3.10 Diode Switching Circuits
3.11 What Are Zener Diodes?
3.12 Special-purpose Diodes
3.13 Other Diode Technologies
3.14 SPICE Models
Chapter 4: Bipolar Junction Transistors

4.1 Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)
4.2 The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch
4.3 Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)
4.4 Active-mode Operation (BJT)
4.5 The Common-emitter Amplifier
4.6 The Common-collector Amplifier
4.7 The Common-base Amplifier
4.8 The Cascode Amplifier
4.9 Biasing Techniques (BJT)
4.10 Transistor Biasing Calculations
4.11 Input and Output Coupling
4.12 Feedback
4.13 Amplifier Impedances
4.14 Current Mirror BJTs
4.15 Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)
4.16 BJT Quirks
Chapter 5: Junction Field-effect Transistors

5.1 Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)
5.2 The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch
5.3 Meter Check of a Transistor (JFET)
5.4 Active-mode Operation (JFET)
5.5 The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)
5.6 The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)
5.7 The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)
5.8 Biasing Techniques (JFET)
5.9 Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)
5.10 JFET Quirks
Chapter 6: Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

6.1 Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors
6.2 Depletion-type IGFETs
6.3 Enhancement-type IGFETs
6.4 Active-mode Operation (IGFET)
6.5 The Common-source Amplifier (IGFET)
6.6 The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)
6.7 The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)
6.8 Biasing Techniques (IGFET)
6.9 Transistor Ratings and Packages (IGFET)
6.10 IGFET Quirks
6.11 MESFETs
6.12 IGBTs
Chapter 7: Thyristors

7.1 Hysteresis
7.2 Gas Discharge Tubes
7.3 The Shockley Diode
7.4 The DIAC
7.5 The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)
7.6 The TRIAC
7.7 Optothyristors
7.8 The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)
7.9 The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)
7.10 Field-effect-controlled Thyristors
Chapter 8: Operational Amplifiers

8.1 Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)
8.2 Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers
8.3 The “Operational” Amplifier
8.4 Negative Feedback
8.5 Divided Feedback
8.6 An Analogy for Divided Feedback
8.7 Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion
8.8 Averager and Summer Circuits
8.9 Building a Differential Amplifier
8.10 The Instrumentation Amplifier
8.11 Differentiator and Integrator Circuits
8.12 Positive Feedback
8.13 Op-Amp Practical Considerations
8.14 Operational Amplifier Models
8.15 Op-Amp Data
Chapter 9: Practical Analog Semiconductor Circuits

9.1 ElectroStatic Discharge
9.2 Power Supply Circuits
9.3 Amplifier Circuits
9.4 Oscillator Circuits
9.5 Phase-locked Loops
9.6 Radio Circuits
9.7 Computational Circuits
9.8 Measurement Circuits
9.9 Control Circuits
Chapter 10: Active Filters
Chapter 11: DC Motor Drives

Pulse Width Modulation
Chapter 12: Inverters And AC Motor Drives
Chapter 13: Electron Tubes

13.1 Introduction to Electron Tubes
13.2 Early Tube History
13.3 The Triode
13.4 The Tetrode
13.5 Beam Power Tubes
13.6 The Pentode
13.7 Combination Tubes
13.8 Tube Parameters
13.9 Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes
13.10 Display Tubes
13.11 Microwave Tubes
13.12 Tubes versus Semiconductors
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