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Engineering LibreTexts

1: Introductory Concepts and Fundamentals

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Convert between ordinary and decibel based power and voltage gains.
    • Utilize decibel-based voltage and power measurements during circuit analysis.
    • Define and graph a general Bode plot.
    • Detail the differences between lead and lag networks, and graph Bode plots for each.
    • Combine the effects of several lead and lag networks together in order to determine a system Bode plot.
    • Describe the use of digital computers in the area of circuit simulation.
    • Analyze differential amplifiers for a variety of AC characteristics, including single ended and differential voltage gains.
    • Define common-mode gain and common-mode rejection.
    • Describe a current mirror and note typical uses for it.

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