What is the Meaning & Definition of Transistor

The name transistor is one that is given to an electromechanical device that serves to enhance and amplify the energy of any electrical or electronic item, mainly those that we use in our daily life such as appliances, automobiles, watches, appliances connected with health, etc. Needless to say that each of these elements will need and will work best with a specific type of transistor that will be specially designed for the need of energy of the object in question. In this sense, will not be equal, for example, the transistor of a wristwatch to a washing machine since each must comply with different functions.
The transistor is a very modern element since it was created at the end of the 1940s, more specifically in 1947 by scientists John Bardeen, William Bradford and Walter Houser Brattain, three Americans (and later winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956). These physicists sought to create an element that enhance and increase the energy that an electrical object could generate so I could so see more and better features without overheating or Dodge is. The main function of the transistor is set the power according to the needs, i.e. to increase it where necessary and also decrease it to prevent overheating.
This graduation of energy is achieved through the same driving across terminals of the transistor, responsible for changing it and adapt it to what you want. In this way, with a transistor is much easier for example to receive a given electrical load and enhance it or amplify it after the same pass through the terminals and injected into the object in question.
Today, the transistor is of crucial importance for the functioning of almost all elements technology we use that allows them to fulfil its functions in the best possible way. Thus, from the emergence of transistors increasingly evolved and perfect, technology also could gradually improve and build then increasingly more detailed and small or gigantic objects whose energy is properly tailored.
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