This thorough introduction to the underlying physics of semiconductor devices features fully-worked examples for all principles and concepts. Several topics are taken to the "forefront-of-technology" level to show readers just where the current intellectual and technological limits lie.
KEY TOPICS: Covers topics such as atoms and bonding, energy bands and effective mass, carrier concentrations in semiconductors, conduction in semiconductors, Gunn diode, p-n junction, LED, photodetectors and solar-cell, bipolar transistor, field-effect transistors, the semiconductor laser, and an introduction to quantum theory.
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"Students at all levels of the course actually used the book as it provided a route to understanding some of the more complex texts.." - Dr K Kirkby, University of Surrey, UK."From the Author:
A text for students who are not strong in maths.
First I would like to say it is very exciting to be able to write a few words about my book for amazon.com. Thank you for setting up the multimedia infrastructure that allows me to do so, so easily. My main motivation for writing "Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics" was to produce a textbook that would be accessible to students whose mathematical ability was average rather than strong. To this end the book is more "wordy" than most in its category, and there are substantial sections [as well as very nearly an entire chapter!] without an equation in sight. The book has been incorporated into semiconductor device physics courses in the U.K., Singapore, Egypt, India, and Saudi Arabia, so it seems to have gained a truly intercontinental audience. Several readers have pointed out that exercises have not been included. My reasons for not including questions at the end of chapters are given in the Preface, however there are a large number of fully-worked examples in the body of the text. If I am ever asked to prepare a Second Edition, I will succumb and include a comprehensive set of exercises together with an instructor's manual. I will also include a section on MESFETs as well as significantly expanding most chapters. FInally I will remove all reference to vectors, they are not necessary for this level of work. If you buy this book for your own higher education course I hope you get 1/10th as much enjoyment reading it as I had in writing it.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st International edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131437771