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Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology by Ahmad Hemami

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17Transistor

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Explain what a transistor is and how it works
  • Describe the structure of a transistor
  • Define PNP and NPN transistors
  • Recognize various transistors of different physical shapes
  • Name the three elements of a transistor
  • Explain the terms, common base, common collector, and common emitter
  • Explain the two primary functions of a transistor
  • Define what biasing a transistor is
  • Describe bias conditions for a transistor to work
  • Define cutoff state of a transistor
  • Explain how a transistor can be used for switching
  • Explain how a transistor can be used for amplification
  • Understand the importance of correct biasing
  • Describe heat sink

New terms: Base, biasing a transistor, bipolar ...

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