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Homework Help: Transistor at cutoff, conductance, or saturation?

  1. Jul 12, 2012 #1


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    Hi everyone, took a bit of a break lately...but with 6 days left to the final test of electronics, I figured I'd clear up some understandings I have

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4474/vbbreversed.jpg [Broken]

    I'm asked if the VBB potentials are flipped, at what condition will the transistor be? (conductance, saturation, cutoff...)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I say cutoff, because no current flows to the gate of the transistor hence no current flows in the transistor. The transistor acts like a disconnection in the circuit.
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  3. Jul 12, 2012 #2

    I like Serena

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    Good! :)

    (Although you should call it the "base" instead of the "gate" for this type of transistor.)
  4. Jul 14, 2012 #3


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    Thanks ILS :)
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