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June 28, 2016 AT 2:00 am

How transistors work #makereducation

TED-Ed explains the mathematical magic behind transistors and their basic functions.

Modern computers are revolutionizing our lives, performing tasks unimaginable only decades ago. This was made possible by a long series of innovations, but there’s one foundational invention that almost everything else relies upon: the transistor. Gokul J. Krishnan describes what a transistor is and how this small device enables all the amazing things computers can do.

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