"The design of amplifiers is usually approached through experimental study. This thesis proposes a mathematical approach, using a digital computer to predict the performance of an active transistor circuit (a frequency equalizer circuit to compensate for the RIAA recording frequency characteristics) prior to the actual construction of the physical system. The simple but powerful computer analysis method will be based upon the nodal equations of the complete circuit. The primary aim is to design a circuit which would give a desired frequency-gain characteristic. The complete set of simultaneous complex nodal equations describing the circuit operation is then written. Based on these equations, the IBM 1620 digital computer is programmed to pick up the transistor “y" parameters and solve the complex elements of the matrix at each frequency. The gain, phase shift, input and output impedances are then determined. The theoretical results are compared with results obtained in the laboratory.
Background material relevant to the problem is reviewed. Suggestions for additional development and improvement of the circuit are proposed"--Abstract, page ii.
Nolte, Roger E.
Hord, William E.
Joiner, James W., 1931-2013
Smith, Lyman T.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
viii, 71 pages
© 1965 Kwok Chee Hong, All rights reserved.
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Transistor circuits -- Design and construction
Transistor circuits -- Mathematical models
IBM 1620 (Computer)
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Hong, Kwok Chee, "A computer approach to transistor circuit design" (1965). Masters Theses. 5694.