The Ideal Op-Amp

  • Bryan H. SuitsEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


An operational amplifier (op-amp) is a special type of differential amplifier that has some very useful properties. Op-amps are available as inexpensive self-contained integrated circuits and the detail of what goes on inside the device is rarely of concern. In this chapter, the ideal op-amp, treated as a device, is introduced and many useful circuits based on the ideal op-amp with feedback are presented. After that, some discussion of properties of a real op-amp are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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