Introduction to Semiconductors

Course Number: E-1024
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Peter Basis, P.E.
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Overview

In Introduction to Semiconductors, you'll learn ...

  • Components that make up the basic power supply
  • The theory behind semiconductors
  • Difference between intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
  • The electrical properties of semiconductors

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 17 pages

This course provides an introduction to semiconductors. To understand how these devices work, we must understand the electrical properties of the semiconductors. This subject includes the two categories of materials: intrinsic semiconductors and extrinsic semiconductors.

The course is based on the textbook by Peter Basis “Introduction to Electronics: A Basic Approach” 1st Edition, ©2014, published by Pearson, reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ.

The course material is presented illustratively, with equations presented without extensive derivation.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Introduction to semiconductor theory
  • What is a diode and its function in a semiconductor
  • How rectifiers are used to convert from AC to DC power
  • Specialty diodes (Zener Diodes, LEDs)
  • The basic power supply components

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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