This chapter introduces the diode. We have used light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in previous chapters, but have not really discussed their function except for emitting light. In this chapter, we are going to look at regular diodes, light-emitting diodes, and Zener diodes, to get a feel for what these devices are and how they might be used in circuits for more than just light.
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Bartlett, J. (2020). Diodes and How to Use Them. In: Electronics for Beginners. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5979-5_8
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