Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

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The development of the transistor has brought about a great deal of research in the field of semiconductors. One of the results in this research is the development of the Hall effect. A number of new devices which utilize the Hall effect have been proposed; however, more theoretical and experimental work is required to determine which of these devices are practical. The success of the equivalent circuit approach in the other fields of electrical engineering suggests that an equivalent circuit which would represent Hall effect devices would be useful. The development of such an equivalent circuit should be centered about a knowledge of the device and its possible applications. It is with this viewpoint in mind that some if the more pertinent aspects of the Hall effect and Hall effect devices will be discussed.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Wayne W. Grannemann

Second Committee Member

Arnold Herman Koschmann

Third Committee Member

Ahmed Erteza