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Operational Amplifiers: Theory and Practice

Operational Amplifiers: Theory and Practice

The operational amplifier is responsible for a dramatic and continuing revolution in our approach to analog system design. The availability of high performance, inexpensive devices influences the entire spectrum of circuits and systems, ranging from simple, mass-produced circuits to highly sophisticated equipment designed for complex data collection or processing operations. At one end of this spectrum, modern operational amplifiers have lowered cost and improved performance; at the other end, they allow us to design and implement systems that were previously too complex for consideration. An appreciation of the importance of this component, gained primarily through research rather than academic experience, prompted me in 1969 to start a course at M.I.T. focusing on the operational... Show More

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