npn and pnp transistors

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saniya
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npn and pnp transistors

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Hello!

Apologies if this topic is already covered, I searched the forum and didn't find anything.
I was wondering if you could explain how npn and pnp transistors work. I know they are basically p-n junctions, but my book's explanation confused me....

A basic explanation will do.

Thanks heaps!
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joe
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Re: npn and pnp transistors

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Have a look at the High School Physics FAQ at
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/%7Ejw/FAQ.html

Joe
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