# Could you please please recommend me a book/website/video or anything to understand Transistors in an easy and simply way?

#### subatomic particle

Joined May 8, 2018
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Hello,
for me transistors are very confusing, and i would be really happy, if you recommend me something to fully understand and comprehend them

#### OBW0549

Joined Mar 2, 2015
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for me transistors are very confusing, and i would be really happy, if you recommend me something to fully understand and comprehend them
If you really want to "fully understand and comprehend" transistors, you'll need to take some university courses in semiconductor physics and solid-state devices.

If you simply want to learn enough to be able to correctly use transistors in a circuit, the Textbook right here on AAC is a good place to start.

#### dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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for me transistors are very confusing, and i would be really happy, if you recommend me something to fully understand and comprehend them
It would be helpful if you told us what you don't understand.

#### CharlesWMcDonald

Joined May 16, 2019
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Here are some good references for electronics and semiconductors: http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/
Unfortunately, semiconductors are complex. If you really want to put them to use, you must apply yourself and learn the details.

#### ericgibbs

Joined Jan 29, 2010
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#### DarthVolta

Joined Jan 27, 2015
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Look up transistor basics on utube and you'll get a lot of short videos, on various levels and aspects of how they work, how to use them, etc.

There's some pretty in depth videos on there too. Also some good history documentries on them too, I wish there was more history on how they made all the stuff.

#### jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
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#### Tonyr1084

Joined Sep 24, 2015
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Here's a basic video of how a transistor works.

#### BobaMosfet

Joined Jul 1, 2009
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Hello,
for me transistors are very confusing, and i would be really happy, if you recommend me something to fully understand and comprehend them
Read the educational section on this board (AllAboutCircuits). And find this book:

Title: Understanding Basic Electronics, 1st Ed.
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League
ISBN: 0-87259-398-3

#### shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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Look up transistor basics on utube and you'll get a lot of short videos, on various levels and aspects of how they work, how to use them, etc
Unless you already have a little bit of understanding, you will also get some information that isn't quite correct. There are some good Youtube things out there but if you use that format to learn from you will, if you keep going in electronics or anything on Youtube, have to "unlearn" it in the future. Unlearning is sometimes harder than learning.

#### shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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I'm surprised no one mentioned the Malvino books.

#### peterdeco

Joined Oct 8, 2019
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