Learning about transistor amplifiers while on spring break.

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Maintenance Man

Joined May 12, 2010
Hi to all,
In my electronics class we are starting to go over amplifiers using transistors. In class we are using NIDA for part of our learning in which I do not have access to this at home. We are now on spring break for all of next week and was wondering if any of you could help me find some good web pages on transistor amplifiers so I can learn about them at home. Thank you very much.
Maintenance Man


Joined Dec 26, 2010
There are many web pages to choose from, including some on the AAC web site. http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_1/3.html http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_4/5.html

You will need to judge what is most suitable for you, depending on what you have learned so far and on your course content. There is a potential problem here, as if you read material which you are not ready for you may become confused.
Note also that there is more than one valid way of analysing transistor operation, for instance your course may (or may not) eventually go on to cover the Hybrid-Pi voltage controlled model. If you try to read too far ahead, you may come across things that do not fit in with your course. Probably the best approach is to try to cover some basic concepts

This site has a lot of detail in small chunks. Maybe not the most interesting to read. http://www.tpub.com/content/neets/14179/index.htm

Here is a link to a fairly practical - level explanation of amplifiers. The transistor amplifier description begins on the second page. http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/amplifier/amp_1.html

Here is a page containing links to more pages about transistor amplifiers. Some of the treatment is quite mathematical, particularly the Harvard University link. Possibly not what you are looking for, but I don't know what level this NIDA course would be. http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/H.M/UGLabs/circuits/transistor_amplifiers.htm