The book is designed to follow a semester of AC and DC circuit theory and presumes no previous knowledge of tubes or transisto The only mathematics necessary is intermediate algebra and a little trigonometry although the rate of change concept is used occasionally, as in the determination of the thermal stability of a transistor amplifier; calculus is not necessary at all. The text provides firm foundation for applications in the fields of communications and computers by covering an important link between basic electricity and advanced electronics applications.
Table of Contents
PART I: DIODES_Characteristics of Diodes. Rectifying Circuits and DC Power Supplies. Filter Circuits for Power Supplies. The Diode Clamper and Voltage Doubler. Semiconductor Physics of Diodes. Zener Diodes, Tunnel Diodes and Thermistors. PART II: GENERAL AMPLIFIER CHARACTERISTICS_ General Amplifier Characteristics I: Distortion. General Amplifier Characteristics II: Decibels. PART III: BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIERS_Basic Characteristics of the Transistor. The Common-Base Amplifier. The Common-Emitter Amplifier. Thermal Stability I: Transistor Biasing. Thermal Stability II: Transistor Dissipation. Hybrid Equivalent Circuit for a Transistor. Low-Frequency Response of the Transistor Amplifier. High-Frequency Response of the Transistor Amplifier. Negative Feedback in Translator Amplifiers. PART IV: OSCILLATORS_Transistor Oscillators and Multivibrators. PART V: TRANSISTOR POWER AMPLIFIERS_Transistor Power Amplifiers I: Class A. Transistor Power Amplifiers II: Class B. PART VI: FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS_Field-Effect Transistor Amplifier MOSFETs and Other Applications of FETs. PART VII: INTEGRATED CIRCUITS_Linear Integrated Circuits: Operational Amplifiers. An Introduction to the Fabrication of Integrated Circuits. Non-Linear Integrated Circuits I: Combinational Digital Circuits. Non-Linear Integrated Circuits II: Sequential Digital Circuits. PART VIII: INDUSTRIAL DEVICES_Optoelectronic Devices. Thyristors and the Unijunction Transistor. APPENDIX A: Basic Characteristics of the Triode Amplifier. APPENDIX B: Analysis of Class A Triode Amplifiers. APPENDIX C: Frequency Response of Cascaded Triode Amplifiers. APPENDIX D: Pentode Voltage and Power Amplifiers. APPENDIX E: Phase-Shift Measurement. APPENDIX F: Abbreviated Math Tables. ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMS. Index.