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Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application
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"Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application" is a textbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits. The book is written by James M. Fiore, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

The book covers a range of topics related to operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits, including the fundamentals of op-amp circuits, circuit analysis techniques, feedback amplifiers, filters, and active circuits. It also includes chapters on digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters, and practical considerations in op-amp circuits such as noise and thermal effects.

The book is written in a clear and concise manner and is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering. It includes numerous examples and exercises throughout the text, as well as practical design problems to help students apply the concepts they have learned.

Overall, "Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application" is a highly regarded textbook in the field and is widely used as a reference by engineers and technicians in the industry.

 allow the reader to become proficient in the analysis and design 
of circuits utilizing modern linear ICs. It progresses from the fundamental circuit building blocks through to 
analog/digital conversion systems. The text is intended for use in a second year Operational Amplifiers course at
the Associate level, or for a junior level course at the Baccalaureate level. In order to make effective use of this 
text, students should have already taken a course in basic discrete transistor circuits, and have a solid 
background in algebra and trigonometry, along with exposure to phasors. Calculus is used in certain sections of 
the text, but for the most part, its use is kept to a minimum. For students without a calculus background, these 
sections may be skipped without a loss of continuity. (The sole exception to this being Chapter Ten, Integrators 
and Differentiators, which hinges upon knowledge of calculus.) 
In writing this text, I have tried to make it ideal for both the teacher and the student. Instead of inundating the 
student with page after page of isolated formulas and collections of disjunct facts and figures, this text relies on 
building a sound foundation first. While it may take just a little bit longer to “get into” the operational amplifier 
than a more traditional approach, the initial outlay of time is rewarded with a deeper understanding and better 
retention of the later material. I tried to avoid creating formulas out of thin air, as is often done for the sake of 
expediency in technical texts. Instead, I strove to provide sufficient background material and proofs so that the 
student is never left wondering where particular formulas came from, or worse, coming to the conclusion that 
they are either too difficult to understand completely, or are somehow “magic”.
The text can be broken into two major sections. The first section, comprised of Chapters One through Six, can 
be seen as the foundation of the operational amplifier. Here, a methodical, step by step presentation is used to 
introduce the basic idealized operational amplifier, and eventually examine its practical limitations with great 
detail. These chapters should be presented in order. The remaining six chapters comprise a selection of popular 
applications, including voltage regulation, oscillators, and active filters, to name a few. While it is not 
imperative that these chapters be presented in the order given (or for that matter, that they all be covered), the 
The present arrangement will probably result in the most natural progression. Treat these chapters as application 
reference material and shape the presentation to your needs.
There are a few points worth noting about certain chapters. First, Chapter One presents material in decibels, bode plots, and the differential amplifier, which is the heart of most operational amplifiers. This chapter may be skipped if your curriculum covers these topics in a discrete semiconductor or circuit analysis course. In this case, it is recommended that students scan the chapter in order to familiarize themselves with the nomenclature used later in the text. As part of the focus on fundamentals, a separate chapter on negative feedback (Chapter Three) is presented. This chapter examines the four basic negative feedback connections that might be used with an operational amplifier, and details the action of negative feedback in general. It stresses the popular series parallel (VCVS or non-inverting voltage amplifier) form to show how bandwidth, distortion, input impedance, etc. are affected. Chapter Six presents a variety of modern special purpose devices for specific tasks, such as high load current, programmable operation, and very high speed. An extensive treatment of active filters is given in Chapter Eleven. Unlike many texts which use a “memorize this” approach to this topic, Chapter Eleven strives to explain the underlying operation of the circuits, yet it does so without the more advanced math requirement of the classical engineering treatment. The final chapter, Chapter Twelve, serves as a bridge between the analog and digital worlds, covering analog to digital and digital to analog conversion schemes. Please bear in mind that entire books have been written on the topics of active filters and analog/digital systems. Chapters Eleven and Twelve are designed as solid introductions to these topics, not as the final.

Contents Of the Book:

Chapter 1: Introductory Concepts and Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Operational Amplifier Internals
Chapter 3: Negative Feedback
Chapter 4: Basic Op Amp Circuits
Chapter 5: Practical Limitations of Op Amp Circuits
Chapter 6: Specialized Op Amps
Chapter 7: Non-Linear Circuits
Chapter 8: Voltage Regulation
Chapter 9: Oscillators and Frequency Generators
Chapter 10: Integrators and Differentiators
Chapter 11: Active Filters
Chapter 12: Analog-to-Digital-to-Analog Conversion

Information Of the Book:

Title: Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits
Language: English.
Size: 13 Mb.
Pages: 590
Format: PDF.
Author: James M. Fiore