Al explains semiconductor basics, valance electrons in conductors.
What will you learn in this course?
The difference between semiconductors and conductors. Describes the doping process in a semiconductor material.
What are N and P-type material? The majority and minority carry are explained.
Diode curves and characteristics, of forward and reverse current flow, by using the characteristic diode curve. Physical diode packaging is explained.
Electron flow-thru diodes are explained.
The schematic symbol of diode, cathode, and anode placement explained.
The placement of the physical diode is explained.
How to test a diode with an ohmmeter?
A simple diode application is explained.
Half-wave rectification, how to calculate peak voltage, and the average DC voltage of a half-wave rectification circuit, basic capacitor filter action is also explained.
Full-wave rectification, full-wave bridge rectification explained, and the introduction of the transformers - the average DC value of a full-wave rectifier.
Introduction of two types of junction transistors PNP and NPN. Details reverse and forward bias on the junction transistor(s).
Introduction of the three elements of the transistor.
Explains the schematic Symbols of the transistor (NPN and PNP). Physical packaging of the transistors shown and explained. How to test a transistor with an ohmmeter. Introduction alpha and Beta properties of the transistors along with Ie = Ib + Ic.
Explanation of alpha and beta properties of the transistors along with Ie = Ib + Ic.
Introduces Load -line (s)with a common emitter circuit.
Explanation of both DC and AC transistor parameter’s using the load line. How to find RL using the load line. Phase shift in a common-emitter transistor.
Explanation of the common collector circuit (also called the emitter follower) circuit action. Common Base configuration circuit action is explained.
Summary of the three transistor configurations, common emitter, common collector, and common base.