Diodes and Transistors

  • Jeong-Yeol Yoon


In the previous chapter, we learned the fundamental basics of electronic circuitry using resistors. Many resistors are neither conductors nor insulators. Rather, they are somewhere in between those two. This class of materials is called semiconductors. Semiconductors are the building blocks of many other electronic components, such as diodes and transistors—the subjects of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong-Yeol Yoon
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering BIO5 InstituteUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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