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Applied Electronics

Cover Image Copyright Year: 1954
Author(s): Truman S. Gray
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
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A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering.

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      Front Matter

      Page(s): i - xxviii
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Half Title, Title, Copyright, Foreword, Preface, Contents, Table of Symbols View full abstract»

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      Electron Ballistics

      Page(s): 1 - 60
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Charge and mass of elementary particles, The elements of the operation of electron tubes, Motion of charged particles in electrostatic fields in vacuum, Units for numerical computations; the electron volt, Deflection of the electron beam in a cathode-ray tube, Electron optics, Motion of charged particles in magnetostatic fields, Motion of charged particles in concurrent electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, Problems View full abstract»

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      Electron Emission from Metals

      Page(s): 61 - 123
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Structure of solids, Electron gas in a metal, Work function; electron escape from a metal, Contact difference of poetntial, Thermionic emission, Measurement of thermionic emission, Thermionic emission from pure tungsten, Thermionic emission from thoriated tungsten, Thermionic emission from oxide-coated cathodes, The Schottky effect, Field emission, Secondary emission, Photoelectric emission, Problems View full abstract»

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      Electrical Conduction through Vacuum, Gases, and Vapors

      Page(s): 124 - 163
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Limitation of current by space charge, Occurrence of gas in electronic devices, Physical properties of atoms, Collision processes in a gas—mean free path, Consequences of collisions, Gaseous discharges, Townsend discharge, Breakdown, Glow discharge, Arc discharge, Problems View full abstract»

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      Vacuum Tubes

      Page(s): 164 - 228
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Characteristics of thermionic vacuum diodes, Maximum ratings and average characteristics of vacuum tubes, Control of current in vacuum tubes by means of grids, Approximate analysis of triode current-voltage relations, Characteristic curves of triodes, Vacuum-tube coefficients, Liniear analytical approximations of triode characteristics, Tetrodes, Pentodes, Beam power tubes, Gated-beam tube, Secondary-emission tubes, Other multi-electrode vacuum tubes, Use of vacuum tubes at very high frequencies, Problems View full abstract»

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      Gas Tubes

      Page(s): 229 - 276
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Effect of gas in a thermionic diode, Gas diodes with thermionic cathodes, Effects of gas pressure on the characteristics of a gas diode, Tubes comprising mercury-pool cathodes, Effects of gas in a thermionic triode, Thyratron, Permatron, Cold-cathode tubes View full abstract»

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      Rectifier Circuits

      Page(s): 277 - 364
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Elementary rectifier theory, Graphical analysis of rectifier circuits, Assumptions for simplifying analysis, Vacuum-type rectifier with resistance load, Gas-type rectifier with resistance load, Battery-charging rectifiers, Polyphase rectifiers, Bridge, or double-way, rectifier circuits, Rectifiers with a smoothing capacitor, Half-wave rectifier with smoothing inductor, Voltage-multiplying rectifier circuits, Full-wave rectifier with inductor-input filter, Full-wave rectifier with capacitor-input filter, Voltage stabilization by gas-discharge tubes, Electronic voltage stabilizers, Problems View full abstract»

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      Controlled-Rectifier Circuits

      Page(s): 365 - 389
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Critical-grid-voltage curve, Control by direct grid voltage, Control by phase shift of alternating grid voltage, Control by magnitude of a direct grid voltage superposed on an alternating grid voltage, Control by amplitude of an alternating voltage superposed on a lagging voltage, Phase-shifting methods, Ignitron excitation circuits, Problems View full abstract»

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      Vacuum Tubes as Linear Circuit Elements Class A Single-Stage Amplifiers

      Page(s): 390 - 486
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Basic considerations, Quiescent operation; no grid-signal voltage, Quiescent operation with a cathode-bias resistor, Operation with grid-signal voltage in the linear region of the characteristic curves, Incremental equivalent circuits for linear Class A1 operation, Amplification, or gain, Voltage amplification with cathode impedance, Interelectrode capacitances and input admittance, Interelectrode capacitances in tetrode and pentode amplifiers, Cathode follower, Grounded-grid amplifier, Waveform distortion in amplifiers, Waveform distortion due to nonlinearity of the tube characteristics, Power output and efficiency, Maximum power sensitivity, Maximum power output with a prescribed amount of harmonic generation and a prescribed quiescent plate voltage, Output transformer for impedance matching, Shift of dynamic load line with average plate current, Push-pull connection; Class A1, Symbols for vacuum-tube circuit analysis, Problems View full abstract»

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      Cascade Amplifiers; Class A1

      Page(s): 487 - 608
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Frequency-range classification of amplifiers, Methods of representation of amplifier characteristics, Noise in amplifiers, Direct-coupled almplifiers, Resistance-capacitance-coupled amplifiers, Inductance-capacitance-coupled amplifiers, Phase inverters, Amplifiers coupled by iron-core transformers, Tuned circuits in amplifiers, Tuned voltage amplifiers, Compensated broad-band amplifiers, Feedback amplifiers, Problems View full abstract»

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      Amplifiers with Operation Extending beyond the Linear Range of the Tube Characteristic Curves; Class AB, Class B, Class C Amplifiers

      Page(s): 609 - 656
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Push-pull class AB audio-frequency power amplifiers, Push-pull Class B audio-frequency power amplifiers, Tuned Class B power amplifiers, Tuned Class C power amplifiers, Design considerations for tube-to-load coupling networks, Problems View full abstract»

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      Vacuum-Tube Oscillators

      Page(s): 657 - 688
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Types of oscillators, Conditions for self-excitation in feedback oscillators, Conditions for oscillation in the tuned-plate oscillator, Build-up of grid-bias voltage in the grid-leak-and capacitor circuit, Design of the tuned-plate oscillator, Other feedback-oscillator circuits, Oscillation in amplifiers, Resistance-capacitance oscillators, Negative-transconductance oscillator, Problems View full abstract»

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      Modulation and Demodulation, or Detection

      Page(s): 689 - 777
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: The mdulation process, Types of modulation, Amplitude modulation, Plate modulation of Class C amplifiers, Additional methods for linear modulation of Class C amplifiers, Linear detection, Power-series representation of nonlinear functions, Taylor-series representation of nonlinear functions, Taylor-series representation of triode characteristics, Square-law diode modulation, Possibilities for square-law modulation with triodes, Van der Bijl modulation, Square-law detection with a triode, The balanced modulator, Radio communication, Beat-frequency, or heterodyne, oscillator, Superheterodyne receivers, mixers, and converters, Frequency modulation, Problems View full abstract»

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      Semiconductor Rectifiers and Transistors

      Page(s): 778 - 827
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Conduction in semiconductors, Semiconductor rectifiers, Types of transistors, Characteristic curves of transistors, Graphical determination of operating points, Transistor coefficients and incremental equivalent circuits, Single-stage transistor amplifiers, Cascade transistor amplifiers, Transistor performance limitations, Pulse, or switching, operation, Transistor Oscillators, Problems View full abstract»

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      Physical Constants Useful in Electronics

      Page(s): 829
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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      Units and Conversion Factors

      Page(s): 830 - 831
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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      Characteristics Curves of Representative Electron Tubes

      Page(s): 832 - 836
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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      Answers to Representative Problems

      Page(s): 837 - 838
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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      Bibliography

      Page(s): 839 - 844
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Physical Phenomena, Electron Tubes and General Applications, Electron Devices; Special Applications View full abstract»

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      Author Index

      Page(s): 845 - 851
      Copyright Year: 1954

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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      Subject Index

      Page(s): 853 - 881
      Copyright Year: 1954

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      A basic text covering the physical phenomena involved in electronic conduction; ways in which these phenomena combine to govern the characteristics, ratings, and limitations of electronic devices; and applications of electronics to the various branches of electrical engineering. View full abstract»