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3: Diode Applications

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    Learning Objectives

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Solve basic AC rectifier circuits for resulting waveforms.
    • Detail the differences between half-wave, full-wave and full-wave bridge diode rectifier configurations.
    • Solve basic regulator circuits employing Zener diodes.
    • Outline a complete AC-to-DC power supply with regulation, describing the function of each component, including power transformer.
    • Solve AC clipper circuits for output waveforms.
    • Solve AC clamper circuits for output waveforms.


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