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How transistors work - Gokul J. Krishnan

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Modern computers are revolutionizing our lives, performing tasks unimaginable only decades ago. This was made possible by a long series of innovations, but there’s one foundational invention that almost everything else relies upon: the transistor. Gokul J. Krishnan describes what a transistor is and how this small device enables all the amazing things computers can do.

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  • Educator Gokul J Krishnan
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Jeremy Jusay
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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