Proof Reading Error and Restructuring for Diode Introduction

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  1. behzad1

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    In the introduction of diode in volume III semiconductor it states:

    "This forward-bias voltage drop exhibited by the diode is due to the action of the depletion region formed by the P-N junction under the influence of an applied voltage. If no voltage applied is across a semiconductor diode, a thin depletion region exists around the region of the P-N junction, preventing current flow."

    The sentence: "If no voltage applied is across a semiconductor diode, a thin depletion region exists around the region of the P-N junction, preventing current flow." Should be corrected as follow:

    If no voltage is applied across a semiconductor diode, a thin depletion region exists around the region of the P-N junction, preventing current flow."

    And then separated from the paragraph and moved above the following sentence as an independent sentence:

    "If a reverse-biasing voltage is applied across the P-N junction, this depletion region expands, further resisting any current through it."

    This change makes the thought transition smooth and understandable to the reader.
     
  2. Wendy

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    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_3/1.html

    This strikes me as a context issue. The section by itself would need additional information, but if you read the section in context there is a full and complete explanation given.

    Your input is important. I think you need to step back and see if what you are saying has been addressed within a couple of sentences, as in this case. A paragraph exists as part of a larger whole.
     
  3. behzad1

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    I agree with you bill that this section provides the necessary information. However, the sentence structure needs to be corrected "is" before "applied" vs "is" after "applied" and the whole sentence should be moved as indicated in my previous post, if you want the reader to get a better understanding of the concept.

    All in all there are a lot of good information in this section for the reader.

    Thanks
     
  4. Wendy

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    If you go through my previous corrections you will note I do a before and after sentence, it prevents confusion and points out where you are referring to. The quote feature is very useful for this, although I find I have to clean up the text linefeeds sometimes to make it match. A single sentence is extremely hard to find, I usually try to include an illustration for reference.

    Minor text corrections are always appreciated. You need to be very clear what you need corrected though.
     
  5. t06afre

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    Is not the current shown with arrows reversed. As I understand the AAC books use the electron current principal.
     
  6. Wendy

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    Is this in the part I quoted? I see no problems with that section. I'll go check the rest.

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    Nope, the chapter is consistent. So what section are you talking about?
     
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