Semiconductors and Modern Electronics
- Chuck Winrich
- August 2019
Semiconductors and Modern Electronics is a brief introduction to the physics behind semiconductor technologies. Chuck Winrich explores the topic of semiconductors from a qualitative approach to understanding the theories and models used to explain semiconductor devices, which is intended to bring the advanced ideas behind semiconductors to a broader audience of students who will not major in physics. Applications of semiconductors are explored and understood through the models developed in the book. Much of the inspiration for this text comes from Winrich's experience teaching a general electronics course to students majoring in business. The goal of that class, and this work, is to bring forward the science behind semiconductors, and then to look at how that science affects the lives of people.
Chuck Winrich teaches physics and astronomy at Babson College. He earned a BS in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an MS in astrophysics from Iowa State University, and an EdD in curriculum and teaching, focused on physics education, from Boston University. He has presented his work at National Science Teaching Association meetings and at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) meetings. He is a member of AAPT's Committee on History and Philosophy of Physics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter2- Review of circuits and conductors
Chapter 3- Early Semiconductors
Chapter 4- Band Theory
Chapter 5- Diodes and Solar Cells
Chapter 6- Transistors and Logic Circuits
Chapter 7- Development of semiconductors
Paperback ISBN: 9780750330022
Ebook ISBN: 9781643275895
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers