# CE amplifier

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by hamza324, Nov 29, 2011.

1. ### hamza324 Thread Starter Member

Jul 10, 2011
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hi i have a basic question related to op ams.

In circuit analysis of op amps.....when is it possible to ignore the $r_o \ (output \ \ resistance)$

for calculation of $R_L$

because in some of the problems i solved for CE amps ......$r_o$ was included during some of the problems and it was ignored for some problems in calculation of $R_L$
Thanks

2. ### crutschow Expert

Mar 14, 2008
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$r_o \ (output \ \ resistance)$ is reduced by the loop gain in a op amp with negative feedback, so for practical values of circuit and op amp open loop gain it typically is negligible. If you use the op amp in an open loop or positive feedback application, then you may need to consider it.

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3. ### Audioguru AAC Fanatic!

Dec 20, 2007
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The output resistance of an opamp reduces the max peak output voltage when the load current is fairly high.
An output resistance of 100 ohms reduces the max peak output voltage 2.5V when the max peak output current is 25mA.