9. Electrical Circuits, Amplifiers, and Computers

  1. Robert M. Metzger

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch9

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

How to Cite

Metzger, R. M. (2012) Electrical Circuits, Amplifiers, and Computers, in The Physical Chemist's Toolbox, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470889251

Online ISBN: 9781118195598



  • electrical circuits, amplifiers, and computers;
  • vacuum-tube devices, in circuit representation;
  • transistors, and small-signal theory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Electrical Components

  • Simple Circuits with no Rectification or Amplification

  • Vacuum-Tube Diode

  • Vacuum-Tube Triode

  • Conduction in Pure and Doped SI and GE

  • Rectification in pn Junction Diodes or Rectifiers

  • pnp and npn Transistors

  • Small-Signal Theory for Transistors

  • Large-Signal Behavior of Junction Transistors

  • Unipolar or Field-Effect Transistors (FET)

  • JFETs

  • Operational Amplifiers

  • Historical Introduction to Computers

  • Elementary Concepts

  • Computer Architecture

  • Compilers

  • Communicating with a Computer. Operating System Commands

  • References