Primer on Semiconductor Fundamentals
Learning Objective:This course is part of a Purdue initiative that aims to complement the expertise that students develop with the breadth at the edges needed to work effectively in today's multidisciplinary environment. These serious short courses require few prerequisites and provide a general framework that can be filled in with self-study when needed.
This is a one credit hour course, not three credit hours. Class duration: Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
This course provides the necessary foundation to understand the operation of semiconductor devices such as transistors, diodes, solar cells, light-emitting devices, etc. The course is designed for electrical engineering students whose interests are in applications of semiconductor devices in circuits and systems as well as for others seeking an understanding of semiconductors from an electrical engineering perspective. The intuitive, largely descriptive treatment provides provides a framework for understanding semiconductor devices as well as a starting point for those who wish to go deeper.