From one of the principal authors of the Addison-Wesley Modular Series on Solid State Devices comes a first: an authoritative and innovative text for the undergraduate course, Semiconductor Device Fundamentals by Robert F. Pierret of Purdue University. By incorporating computer-based exercises and homework problems and providing interesting supplementary readings, the author gives students a meaningful and challenging experience in their first substantial encounter with semiconductor devices.Special Features
- Computer-based exercises and homework problems -- unique to this text and comprising 25% of the total number of problems -- encourage students to address realistic and challenging problems, experiment with "what if" scenarios, and easily obtain graphical outputs. Problems are designed to progressively enhance MATLAB®-use proficiency, so students need not be familiar with MATLAB at the start of your course. Program scripts that are answers to exercises in the text are available at no charge in electronic form (see Teaching Resources below).
- Supplement and Review "Mini-Chapters" after each of the text's three parts contain an extensive review list of terms, test-like problem sets with answers, and detailed suggestions on supplemental reading to reinforce students' learning and help them prepare for exams.
- Read-Only Chapters, strategically placed to provide a change of pace during the course, provide informative, yet enjoyable reading for students.
- Measurement Details and Results samples offer students a realistic perspective on the seldom-perfect nature of device characteristics, contrary to the way they are often represented in introductory texts.
- Covers basic terminology, models, properties, and concepts associated with semiconductors and semiconductor devices.
- Provides detailed coverage of the internal workings of such "building-block" device structures as the pn junction diode, Schottky diode, BJT, and MOSFET.
- Includes coverage of a variety of additional devices such as solar cells, LEDs, HBTs, and modern field effect devices.
- In-text Problem Information Tables after each chapter assist you in assigning homework. The tables rate end-of-chapter problems according to their difficulty, suggest credit or point weighting, and list the text section that must be completed prior to working the given problem.
- Program files of the MATLAB scripts associated with the computer-based exercises are available via ftp (ftp://ftp.mathworks.com/pub/books/pierret) or distributed free on disk by MathWorks, Inc. (both Macintosh and IBM-PC compatible versions)
- Crib-sheet-like equation summaries are included in the critical beginning chapters.
- A Solutions Manual with Instructor's Disk is available for both IBM-PC and Macintosh. Solutions Manual includes solutions to all end-of-chapter problems. Instructor's Disk contains MATLAB problem file solutions and a suggested day-by-day course outline. (Available only through your sales rep.)
Is this the same book as Semiconductor Device Fundamentals 2nd Edition in hardcover. I am asking because there is no sign of edition or ISBN.Published 1 day ago by Eric
It was a little bit more used than I expected and the pages are kind of yellow but other than that is ok...Published 4 months ago by cristea david
the book content meets my course content in the university , the explanations are definetly clear , the solved problems help me to understand in deep manner the matterial. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Doron Elimelech
I teach this class several times/year to 50+ students. I like this book and recommend it to students. BUT at $175/copy they rarely buy it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jao
The book is very comprehensive and still very relevant to today's advances in semiconductor research. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Corky
This book is straight-forward and good for self-studying of semiconductor devices. Does not have loads of math like other device books, so it non-electrical engineering backgrounds... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Asd Iw
I studied physics as a Master student, but currently I am doing my PhD in the solid state electronics division. Read morePublished 7 months ago by doro86
There are numerous errors in the text. It is a bit outdated. However it does hit the fundamentals. I would recommend getting a digital or used copy there are quite a few out there. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer