Definition of operational amplifiers op amps

An operational amplifier (op-amp) is an integrated circuit (IC) chip that contains a high-gain differential amplilier. The inputs have very high input impedance and draw essentially no current.

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Schematic of an op-amp in an inverting amplifier circuit oops!

In this circuit the output voltage is governed by the following relationship: Vout = -Vin ( Rfeedback / Rin ) Related Topics

  • Introduction to electronics
  • Introduction to data acquisition

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