Hi, sorry to have to be asking such a simple question, but I've spent too much time on it and need to move on so I can finish this lab. What I have is a circuit with 5v connected to a 2.2KΩ resistor. To the 2.2kΩ resistor is connected a Si diode and a 1k resistor in parallel. What I need to find is Vo, Vr1 and Id.
What I do know is that when you have two parallel diodes, the diode with the lower turn on voltage would be the one with all the current flowing through it. If it's a Si and Ge in parallel, the Germanium would be turned on and the Si would be considered open. But now that we replace one of the diodes with a resistor, I'm not sure where to go. My book isn't much help and I'm having difficulty looking for information online. I did find this forum though so if someone can help me that would be great.
What I do know is that when you have two parallel diodes, the diode with the lower turn on voltage would be the one with all the current flowing through it. If it's a Si and Ge in parallel, the Germanium would be turned on and the Si would be considered open. But now that we replace one of the diodes with a resistor, I'm not sure where to go. My book isn't much help and I'm having difficulty looking for information online. I did find this forum though so if someone can help me that would be great.
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