In this book, the following basic approach is used: each device is introduced by presenting a simple physical picture of the internal behaviour of the device. This discussion leads to a characterisation of the device in terms of appropriate external variables and allows small-signal and large-signal models to be constructed. An analysis of the device as a circuit element in both analog and digital applications is then made. Combinations of devices, particularly in integrated-circuit form, are exploited as basic-system building blocks. In summary, the reader is taken step-by-step from semiconductor physics to devices, models, circuits, and systems.
Almost every semiconductor device of importance (frpm dc through the video frequency range) is considered. These include sensistors, the p-n diode, the breakdown diode, the tunnel diode, the Schottky diode, the photodiode, the varactor diode, light-emitting diode, the bipolar junction transistor (BJT), the photo-transistor, the junction field-effect transistor (JFET), the metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), the silicon controlled rectifier, and integrated resistors and capacitors. Primary emphasis is on the bipolar junction transistor in both the analog and digital mode.
The principal concern in the book is upon the analysis and design of electronic circuits and subsystems. The approach is to consider each circuit first on a descriptive basis in order to provide and clear understanding and intuitive feeling for its behaviour. Only after obtaining such a qualitative insight into the operation of the circuit is mathematics (through simple differential equations) used to express quantitative relationships.
International Student Edition. Pages are very clean, with minimal foxing throughout. Moderate tanning to page edges. Wear/fading to cover.