1.06 Small-signal resistance

Ohm’s law is R=V/I.  For the ordinary resistance, this is a constant proportion for a large range of V.  But this is not true for all devices.  Today we look at the Zener diode which has a high resistance up to a point and then almost no resistance for a large range of V.  Also, we look at the tunnel diode (also known as the Esaki diode) which actually has a negative resistance over a particular range of V.

 

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