# Shockley Equation Question

by tomizzo
Tags: equation, shockley
 P: 36 So I have a question regarding the Shockley Equation. It is meant to find the current-voltage relation of a diode. However, on Wikipedia(I know it may be wrong), it says it is supposed to find the current-voltage relation of an "ideal" diode. Does that make any sense? Because I thought an ideal diode was not meant to have a voltage across it which makes it ideal. So I guess what I'm really asking is, "Is Wikipedia's description of the Shockley Equation incorrect?"
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