The goals of this course are to give the student an understanding of the elements of
semiconductor physics and principles of semiconductor devices that
(a) constitute the
foundation required for an electrical engineering major to take
follow-on courses, and
(b) represent the essential basic knowledge of the operation and
limitations of the
three primary electronic devices, 1) p-n junctions, 2) bipolar
transistors, and 3) field
effect transistors, that either an electrical engineer or a computer
engineer will find
useful in maintaining currency with new developments in
semiconductor devices and
integrated circuits in an extended career in either field.
for the Fall 2009 teaching.
: these notes have been posted for early accessibility and will be
updated during the
Fall Semester of 2008 to include breezed presentations, relevant tools,
and homework assignments.