Help I Have An Electronics Test

In summary, after studying amplifiers and their operation, the speaker realizes that they do not fully understand how they work. They discuss how the output voltage can go below 0, even though it is earthed at 0V. They come to the conclusion that the capacitor acts as a voltage source, allowing the voltage to drop below 0.
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After studying amplifiers and their operation, i suddenly realized today that i don't really know how they work at all.

Assume Vcc = 6V for an NPN transistor, biased correctly to fluctuate about 3V

In the Vout, once the DC part has been removed, how can the voltage possibly go lower than 0. If the amplifier is earthed, then isn't the minimal possible voltage 0? Wouldn't the V out at this point then be clipped and become 0? From the questions I've seen it obviously isn't but i don't understand why...Please help
 
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If the output voltage of the transistor is greater than 3V the capacitor will charge. If the output voltage goes below 3V the capacitor will discharge and act like a voltage source itself, with its positive side on the left and the negative side on the right.
 
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Okay, that makes sense. So the capacitor acts as a voltage source and this is the reason why the voltage can drop below 0 (the Earth V)?
 

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