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Ideal diodes in series

  1. Oct 8, 2010 #1
    I have been given this problem as a homework assignment. I need to find the output voltage (V0) given an input of a 1kHz 10V peak to peak sine wave. According to the answer manual neither diode conducts. My reasoning behind this is that when the sine wave is +10V diode1 is reversed-bias and diode2 is forward biased and when the sine wave is -10V it's the opposite. Am I correct in saying so or is there another reason? Thank you.

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  3. Oct 8, 2010 #2


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    Yes, that is right.

    It also applies for all other voltage levels in the sinewave.
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