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Mathcad-based Lecture Notes Complete with Live Calculations and Animations  

Lecture notes are available in three forms:

- The original Mathcad 12 file (MCD) with pages full size (the embedded live calculations and plots are indicated in the third column below)

- A PDF conversion of the Mathcad notes in which calculations, plots and animations are frozen

- A further PDF conversion that shrinks four pages of notes onto one sheet of paper

NOTE: Browser pdf viewers often omit the greek symbols used in my note sets. If this happens to you, instead use the Adobe Reader or Acrobat

To download note sets, click on your choice of file format in one of the final three columns of the table below

Note that source Mathcad versions of the notes are available only to UVA students

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Title / Subjects
Live Mathcad Content
 
 
 
1 & 2
Discussion of class procedures & logistics
"Five Minute University" and its bearing on course teaching philosophy
UVA Virtual Lab presentations on:
Mini-lecture on semiconductor crystals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
OOPs! The Origins of Quantum Mechanics Single Wave vs. Wave Packet
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4
Wave Solutions / Stepped Potentials / Waves into Barriers Boundary Conditions
MCD
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5
Electron in a Quantum Well => Quantization of Energy Wavefunction for 2D QW
MCD
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6
Crystalline Energy Bands / Conductors vs. Insulators Wave Propagation
MCD
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7
Fermi Statistics  
MCD
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8
Electrons and Holes  
MCD
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9
Intrinsic (thermally generated) Carriers in Semiconductors  
MCD
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10
Donor and Acceptor Impurity Atoms  
MCD
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11
Semiconductors Doped With Donors or Acceptors  
MCD
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12
Carrier Transport: Drift of Carriers in an Electric Field Thermal velocity
MCD
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13
Carrier Transport: Diffusion - Spontaneous Rearrangement  
MCD
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14
Minority Carriers, Generation and Recombination, Continuity Equations  
MCD
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15
How to Simplify & Apply the Minority Carrier Continuity Equations  
MCD
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16
P-N Junctions Part I: Concepts, Charges and Fields  
MCD
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17
P-N Junctions Part II: Depleted Layers, Applied Voltage

Diode band diagram vs. V
Diode Capacitance vs. V

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18
P-N Junction Current / Equation for Diode with Thick Layers  
MCD
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19
Ideal Diodes / Diodes with Thin vs. Thick Layers  
MCD
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20
Mathcad Diode Calculation / Real vs. Ideal Diodes Full Diode Parameters and Current
MCD
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21
Not So Plain Diodes I: Solar Cells  
MCD
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22
Not So Plain Diodes II:
Photodetectors & Metal Semiconductor Diodes
 
MCD
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23
Ohmic Contacts, Semiconductor Heterojunctions & Band Diagrams  
MCD
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24
Heterojunction Band Diagrams (continued)
Not So Plain Diodes III: Optoelectronic Devices
 
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25
Introduction to Bipolar Transistors  
MCD
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26
Inner Workings of the Bipolar Transistor: Minority Carrier Profiles  
MCD
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27
Inner Workings of the Bipolar Transistor: Minority Carrier Currents  
MCD
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28
Inner Workings of the Bipolar Transistor: DC Parameters  
MCD
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29
BJT Example: Part I: Layer parameters & depletion layers Full BJT evaluation
MCD
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30
BJT Example: Part II: Currents, α, β and γ parameters  
MCD
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31
REAL Bipolar Transistors  
MCD
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32
Introduction to MOS Transistors  
MCD
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33
MOS Capacitor, Phims, Band-bending, Oxide Voltage  
MCD
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34
Inversion, Non-Ideal Oxide Charge, Threshold Voltage  
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35
Remembering VT and Ion Implantation Threshold Shifting Worked VT example
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36
MOS C-V Curves / Basic MOSFET Operation  
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37
MOS I versus V  
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38
MOSFET Worked Example Full MOSFET evaluation
MCD
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39
Real MOFETS: Processing / Sub Threshold, Hot Carrier & Short Channel Effects  
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40
Memory Devices to Nano MOSFETS  
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