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The Transistor

By Victor Hugo Estrada1, Elizabeth Gardner1

1. University of Texas at El Paso

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This is the third contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.

This PowerPoint presentation describes a brief history of how the transistor was developed, how a transistor works and its possible applications. It is at the high school level.


Víctor Hugo Estrada Rivera is doing his graduate studies in chemistry at UTEP, while also working as a material engineer at Delphi Automotive Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez in 2003.

Victor has also taught high school chemistry in Juárez.

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