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How Does a Transistor Work?

A great video explainer about transistors, covering n-type, p-type semiconductors.

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The Transistor game

Game plus notes on transistors.

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The power of computers comes down to billions of tiny switches squeezed onto a silicon chip. They're not regular switches - they're transistors.

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Trailing the Transistor

Includes information, activities and timelines on the history and uses of the transistor. Available in both English and French.

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Marconi - Datafile

From the Marconi ECT Project, a series of electronics datasheets which cover many common devices, including logic gates, transistors and amplifiers. Symbols and circuit diagrams are included.

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Ridiculously Sensitive Charge Detector

Using a Field Effect Transistor (FET) to detect external electric fields. A circuit is built and tested.

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Transistorized - produced by the American Institute of Physics provides an interactive and detailed look at the development of the transistor from 1896 to the present day, and beyond.

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Contributions of Physics to the Information Age

This is site highlights some of the areas that physics has impacted on our daily lives, covering: Quantum Mechanics, Computers, The Transistor, The Web , & Lasers.

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History of Physics Exhibits

Online exhibits including Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radioactivity, the History of the Transistor, Albert Einstein, the Discovery of the Electron; Heisenberg, and Sakharov.

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William Bradford Shockley

William Bradford Shockley (1910 - 1989) along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1956 for their work on semiconductors, in particular the development ...

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