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Spacer The purposes of this lab are:

  1. to measure the I-V characteristics of several types of diodes and compare them;

  2. to construct simple circuits with diodes, noting how the output depends on the diode characteristics; and

  3. to introduce two special diodes - LED and Zener.

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Intermediate

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Number of set-ups available: 10

Per lab station:

1 digital oscilloscope
2 multimeters
2 DC power supplies
1 signal generator
1 breadboard with power connectors
1 potentiometer
   red and black banana leads
   wire
   alligator clips
   assorted resistors
   selection of diodes

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