Electronic Components, Tubes and Transistors is intended to bridge the gap between the basic measurement theory of resistance, capacitance, and inductance and the practical application of electronic components in equipments. The more practical or usage aspect of electron tubes and semiconductors is given emphasis over theory. The essential characteristics of each main type of component, tube, and transistor are summarized. This book is comprised of six chapters and begins with a discussion on the essential characteristics in terms of the parameters usually required in choosing a resistor, including size, temperature, linearity, and tolerances. The next chapter focuses on the electrical properties of fixed and variable capacitors such as impregnated-paper capacitors, metallized paper capacitors, and mica-dielectric capacitors. Subsequent chapters deal with magnetic materials and devices; electromagnetic components such as relays and switches; electron tubes and devices; and transistors and semiconductors. This monograph will be a valuable resource for students in choosing the right component and device for a particular application.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Fixed and Variable Resistors Essential Characteristics of Fixed Resistors: Size Stability Temperature Coefficients Noise h.f. Performance Etc. Non-linear Resistors Essential Characteristics of Variable Resistors Linearity Tolerances Maximum Operating Voltages and Powers, etc. Chapter 2. Fixed and Variable Capacitors Classes of Fixed Capacitor Characteristics of Paper Dielectric Mica Glass Glaze Ceramic Plastic Electrolytic, etc. Variable Capacitor Types General-Purpose Precision Transmitter Trimmers, Etc. Chapter 3. Magnetic Materials and Devices Inductors Properties of Magnetic Materials Ferrites Wires Chokes Types and Characteristics of Transformers Transducers and Magnetic Amplifiers Pulsactors Radio-Frequency Cables Chapter 4. Electromagnetic Components Contact Problems General-Purpose Plugs and Sockets Radiofrequency Types Printed Circuit Connectors Relays Switches Chapter 5. Electron Tubes and Devices Small Receiving Tubes Ratings Mounting and Heat Dissipation Electron Coupling Effects Microphony Design Checks on Operating Characteristics Special Tubes Hot Cathode Mercury-Vapor Tubes Gas-Filled Rectifiers Thyratrons Medium- and High-Power Tubes Microwave Tubes Voltage Stabilizers Trigger Tubes Counter Tubes Character Display Tubes Chapter 6. Transistors and Semiconductors Introduction Construction and Properties of Diodes Point-Contact Alloy Junction Zener Diodes Diffused Gold-Bonded Tunnel Diodes Construction and Properties of Transistors Alloy-Diffused Base Expitaxial-Diffused Base Planar Alloy-Diffused Diffused Alloy Grown-Diffused Types Junction Tetrode Surface Barrier Micro-Alloy Micro-Alloy Diffused Types Semiconductor Controlled Rectifier Uni-junction Transistor Unipolar or Field-Effect Type Photo-Diodes Photo-Transistors Metal Oxide Semiconductor Transistors (MOST)