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Heathkit - Basic Transistors (EK-3)

Heathkit - BASIC TRANSISTORS (EK-3) from 1961 (126 pages).

The development of the transistor has opened up a whole new area in both the consumer and military fields of electronics. Studying the theory and practical applications of transistors in this Basic Transistor course will allow you to become familiar with this fascinating field.

Among the advantages that transistors have over vacuum tubes are the following: They are very small in size, only a fraction of the size of a vacuum tube. In most cases they have very low power drain, thus they eliminate the need for a large power transformer and power supply. They can operate at low voltages, thus they can use a small battery to supply power. This makes them exceedingly handy for all types of portable electronic devices.

In studying this text on Basic Transistors, you will do experiments that will demonstrate many practical transistor circuits. These circuits include an audio amplifier, a transistor radio, an audio oscillator, a broadcaster, and an intercom. Not only will you have the enjoyment of building and using each of these circuits, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing how each of these pratical transistor circuits operate.

This course not only supplies a wealth of in­formation, but combines theory with actual construction and experi­mentation that greatly enhances the learning process. As educators well know, the learn-by-doing process is an approved method of teaching, and with this Basic Transistor course, youll learn more thoroughly.
Each lesson in the manual will explain in simple terms the how it works information you need to understand each lesson.

To enforce the taught principles, a series of questions are presented at the end of each lesson. All answers are contained at the end of each manual.
One of a series of Learn-by-Doing Educational books prepared especially for Individual Home Study or Group Classroom Instruction.


LESSON I: What Are conductors-Semiconductors-Resistors-Insulators?
LESSON II: How Do Resistances in Series and Parallel Circuits Affect Current Flow?
LESSON III: How Does A Transistor React in A Series Circuit?
LESSON IV: How To Control the Current Flowing Through A Transistor
LESSON V: How Does A Transistor Amplifier Work?
LESSON VI: How Transistors Use Operating Voltages
LESSON VII: How Does A Transistor Radio Work?
LESSON VIII: What Makes A Transistor Oscillator Work?
LESSON IX: What Makes A Transistor Broadcaster Work?
LESSON X: What Makes A Transistor Intercom Work?


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