Paul Penfield

Paul Penfield, Jr.

Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT. Affiliated with the Microsystems Technology Laboratories.

Publications, through 1959

Publications from these years are listed in chronological order, in all areas of interest. This list includes books, published papers, unpublished papers, unpublished memoranda and other items, invited talks, and other presentations.

Recent publications


1954

  1. Jay J. Jacobson, Leigh Miller, and Paul Penfield Jr., "Comments for the consideration of the Federal Communications Commission, Docket No. 9288"; July 21, 1954 (unpublished).
  2. Paul Penfield, Jr., "A Transistor Remote Amplifier," Audio, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 26-27; September, 1954.

1955

  1. Paul Penfield, Jr., "A Modern Photoelectric Galvanometer d.c. Amplifier," B.A. Thesis, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; May, 1955.
  2. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistorized Headlight Dimmer," Radio & Television News, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 56-57, 122; August, 1955.

1956

  1. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Power Transistors," Radio & Television News, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 37-40, 110, 112; February, 1956.
  2. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Tips and Techniques," Audio, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 17-19, 57-58; February, 1956.
  3. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Information Theory," Radio-Electronics, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 96-98, 100-101; April, 1956.
  4. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Transition," Audiocraft, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 16-18; April, 1956.
  5. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Bias Stabilization -- Part 1," Audio, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 34, 36, 38, 40-41; May, 1956.
  6. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Bias Stabilization -- Part 2," Audio, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 20-21, 41-44; July, 1956.
  7. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistorized Guitar Amplifier," Radio & Television News, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 43-45; July, 1956.
  8. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistorized Beach Phonograph," Radio & Television News, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 45-47; August, 1956.
  9. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Finish for Woodwork," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 1, no. 10, p. 33; August, 1956.
  10. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Action -- The Mechanism Involved," Bendix Research Data Sheet, Research Division, Bendix Aviation Corporation, pp. 4-6, 11; September, 1956.
  11. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Language Translation by Machine," Tech Engineering News, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 30-31; October, 1956.
  12. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Action," Audio, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 15-16, 19-22, 80; October, 1956.
  13. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. I: Transistor Action," Audiocraft, vol. 1, no. 12, pp. 18-21, 42-43; October, 1956.
  14. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Confused . . . about Transistor Types? Part I," Radio-Electronics, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 104-106; October, 1956.
  15. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Confused . . . about Transistor Types? Part II," Radio-Electronics, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 78-80; November, 1956.
  16. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. II: Miscellaneous Transistor Types," Audiocraft, vol. 1, no. 13, pp. 22-23, 36-37; November, 1956.
  17. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. IIIa: Junction Transistor Characteristics," Audiocraft, vol. 1, no. 14, pp. 26-27, 32-33; December, 1956.

1957

  1. -----, Editorial, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 15, 40; January, 1957.
  2. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. IIIb: Junction Transistor Characteristics," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 19-21, 40; January, 1957.
  3. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Symbol Controversy," letter, Radio-Electronics, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 22; January, 1957.
  4. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Wiring Mistakes," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 31; February, 1957.
  5. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. IVa: Biasing the Transistor," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 28-29, 42; February, 1957.
  6. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Circuit Reliability," Radio & Television News, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 114-117; March, 1957.
  7. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Hum Detection," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 3, p. 33; March, 1957.
  8. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. IVb: Biasing the Transistor," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 24-25, 40-41; March, 1957.
  9. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Page from an Engineer's Notebook. No. 39 -- Transistor Formulas," Electronic Industries & Tele-Tech, vol. 16, no. 4, p. 68; April, 1957.
  10. Paul Penfield, Jr., "A Transistor VU Meter," Audio, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 22-23, 59-60; April, 1957.
  11. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Va: Parameters; Equivalent Circuits," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 26-27, 42-43; April, 1957.
  12. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Microvolt Signal Source," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 5, p. 34; May, 1957.
  13. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Vb: Parameters; Equivalent Circuits," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 30-31, 45; May, 1957.
  14. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Mike Preamps," Radio & TV News, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 50-51; May, 1957.
  15. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Tape-Recording Announce Mike," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 6, p. 35; June, 1957.
  16. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. VIa: Single-Stage Analysis," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 24-25, 43-44; June, 1957.
  17. Paul Penfield, Jr., "A Survey of the Literature Relating to Ohmic Semiconductor Contacts," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Group Report M35-75; July 18, 1957.
  18. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Grounding Test Equipment," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 7, p. 34; July, 1957.
  19. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Multiconductor Cables," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 8, p. 32; August, 1957.
  20. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. VIb: Single-Stage Analysis," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 28-30; August, 1957.
  21. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Impedance Matching," Electronic & Radio Engineer, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 314-315; August, 1957.
  22. Paul Penfield, Jr., "General Relations Between Doping Distributions and Junction Capacitance-Voltage Data," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Group Report M35-78; October 18, 1957.
  23. Paul Penfield, Jr., Letter, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 47-48; October, 1957.
  24. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. VIIa: Transistor Input Stages," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 18-19, 36-38; October, 1957.
  25. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Calibrate It Yourself," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 10, p. 31; October, 1957.
  26. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Battery Charger," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 39, 55; November, 1957.
  27. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. VIIb: Transistor Input Stages," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 19-21, 54-55; November, 1957.
  28. Paul Penfield, Jr., "More About Transistor Types," Radio-Electronics, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 35-36; November, 1957.
  29. Paul Penfield, Jr., "More About Transistor Types," Radio-Electronics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 108-109; December, 1957.
  30. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Perfect Setting," in Audio Aids column, Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 12, p. 44; December, 1957.
  31. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. VIIIa: Intermediate Stages," Audiocraft, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. 28-29, 49; December, 1957.

1958

  1. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Part VIIIb: Volume Controls, Mixers, Equalizers, Tone Controls," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 28-29, 45; January, 1958.
  2. -----, "Loudspeaker Parameters," Experiment 1, 6.06 Energy Conversion Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; February 11, 1958.
  3. -----, "Solenoid," Experiment 2, 6.06 Energy Conversion Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; February 18, 1958.
  4. -----, "Machine Parameters; Rotating Fields," Experiment 3, 6.06 Energy Conversion Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; February 28, 1958.
  5. Paul Penfield Jr., "Part-Time Technical Writing Can Be Profitable For You," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 32-36; February, 1958.
  6. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Protecting Power Transistors From Thermal Runaway," Electronic Industries, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 79-80, 137; February, 1958.
  7. -----, "Commutators and Rotating Brushes," Experiment 5, 6.06 Energy Conversion Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; March 28, 1958.
  8. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Heat Sinks," Radio & TV News, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 70-71, 142-143; March, 1958.
  9. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Part IX: Medium and High-Power Transistors," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 26-27, 43-44; March, 1958.
  10. -----, "Systems," Experiment 6, 6.06 Energy Conversion Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; April 28, 1958.
  11. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Why Match Impedances?," Audio, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 32, 67-70; April, 1958.
  12. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Part Xa: Transistor Output Stages," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 34-35, 43; April, 1958.
  13. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Fast-Moving Electronics," Radio-Electronics, vol. 29, no. 5, p. 14; May, 1958.
  14. H. Barr, "Transistor Dictionary," Radio-Electronics, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 64-65, 82; May, 1958.
  15. Paul Penfield, Jr., "More Jobs for Semiconductors," Radio-Electronics, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 42-43; May, 1958.
  16. Paul Penfield, Jr., Alan V. Oppenheim, and Robert F. Webber, "A Rotating Machine Parametric Amplifier," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, 6.06 Memorandum; June 17, 1958 (unpublished).
  17. Herbert H. Woodson, John P. Penhune, and Paul Penfield, Jr., "Generalized Machine Demonstrations," American Society for Engineering Education, 67th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA; June 15-19, 1958.
  18. Paul Penfield, Jr., "More Jobs for Semiconductors, Part II," Radio-Electronics, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 50-51; June, 1958.
  19. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Part Xb: Transistor Output Stages," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 30-31; June, 1958.
  20. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Rotating Machine Parametric Device," M.I.T. Electrical Engineering Department, 6.529 Unpublished Note; July, 1958.
  21. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Part XI: Transistor Distortion," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 30-31, 44-45; August, 1958.
  22. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Cross Coupling Errors," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, memorandum to R. H. Rediker, September 15, 1958 (unpublished).
  23. Paul Penfield, Jr., "UHF Diode Study," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, memorandum to R. H. Rediker, September 15, 1958 (unpublished).
  24. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Inapplicability of Certain Theoretical Models to the UHF Operation of the Narrow-Base Diode," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Group Report M35-88; September 29, 1958.
  25. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistors in Audio Circuits. Conclusion: Feedback Design," Audiocraft, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 24-25, 38-40; September, 1958.
  26. Gail Flesher and Paul Penfield, "Puzzles," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 30, 48; September, 1958.
  27. P. Penfield, Jr. and D. E. Sawyer, "Operation of Very Narrow Base Diodes at UHF," M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Quarterly Progress Report, Solid State Research, pp. 4-7; 1 November 1958.
  28. -----, Experiment 4, 6.08, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; November 3, 1958 (unpublished).
  29. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Generalized Power-Frequency Relationships," Technical Progress Report No. 2, Study of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems for Future Aircraft, Contract AF33(616)-3984, Wright Air Development Center, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory, pp. 16-17; September 1, 1958 - November 30, 1958.
  30. Paul Penfield, "Puzzles," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 25, 35; December, 1958.
  31. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Mike Preamps," in Hi-Fi Annual and Audio Handbook, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., New York 17, New York, pp. 134-138; 1958. Reprinted from Radio & TV News, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 50-51; May, 1957.
  32. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Action," in The Fourth Audio Anthology, Radio Magazines, Inc., Mineola, New York, pp. 74-79, 87; 1958. Reprinted from Audio, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 15-16, 19-22, 80; October, 1956.
  33. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Transistor Tips and Techniques," in The Fourth Audio Anthology, Radio Magazines, Inc., Mineola, New York, pp. 88-91; 1958. Reprinted from Audio, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 17-19, 57-58; February, 1956.
  34. Paul Penfield, Jr., "A Transistor VU Meter," in The Fourth Audio Anthology, Radio Magazines, Inc., Mineola, New York, pp. 102-104; 1958. Reprinted from Audio, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 22-23, 59-60; April, 1957.

1959

  1. Paul Penfield Jr., "Power Flow in Some Lossless Systems," WADC Technical Note 59-63, Project No. 6058 DSR 7672, Contract AF 33(616)3984, Wright Air Development Center, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory; February, 1959.
  2. Gail Flesher and Paul Penfield, "Puzzles," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 19, 56; February, 1959.
  3. P. Penfield, Jr., "Power Flow in Some Lossless Systems," in Summary Report: Study of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems for Future Aircraft, Contract AF 33(616)3984, Wright Air Development Center, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory, pp. 35-38; March 1, 1959.
  4. Paul Penfield Jr., "The Internal Memorandum Series," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 0; March 23, 1959 (unpublished).
  5. Paul Penfield Jr., Alan V. Oppenheim, and Robert F. Webber, "A Rotating Machine Parametric Amplifier," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 1; March 27, 1959 (unpublished).
  6. Paul Penfield Jr., "Distortion in Diode FM Modulators," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 6; April 2, 1959 (unpublished).
  7. Paul Penfield Jr., "Power Formulas for the D-C Induction Motor," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 7; April 15, 1959 (unpublished).
  8. Paul Penfield Jr., "A Characterization of Systems with Energy State Functions," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 8; April 15, 1959 (unpublished).
  9. Paul Penfield Jr., "Power Flow in Some Lossless Systems," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Doctoral Thesis Proposal; April 16, 1959.
  10. Paul Penfield Jr., "Frequency-Power Formulas for the Traditor," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 11; April 28, 1959 (unpublished).
  11. Paul Penfield Jr., "Four Types of Frequency-Power Formulas," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 13; May 21, 1959 (unpublished).
  12. Paul Penfield and Gail Flesher, "Puzzles," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 17, 43; May, 1959.
  13. Herbert H. Woodson, John P. Penhune, and Paul Penfield, Jr., "Generalized Machine Demonstrations," accompanying the paper: D. C. White and H. H. Woodson, "An Integrated Lecture-Laboratory Program for Electrical Energy Conversion" 67th Annual Meeting, American Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; June 16, 1959.
  14. Paul Penfield, Jr., "The High-Frequency Limit of Varactor Amplifiers," in Third Quarterly Progress Report, "Variable Capacitance Microwave Diode," Contract No. DA-36-039 SC-78236, U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories, with Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts, pp. 3-36, 42-47; May 1, 1959 - July 31, 1959.
  15. Paul Penfield Jr., "Frequency-Power Formulas for Time-Varying Systems," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 18; July 28, 1959 (unpublished).
  16. H. A. Haus and Paul Penfield Jr., "On the Noise Performance of Parametric Amplifiers," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 19; August 11, 1959 (unpublished).
  17. Paul Penfield Jr., "The High-Frequency Limit of Varactor Amplifiers," Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts; August 27, 1959 (unpublished).
  18. Paul Penfield Jr., "Interpretation of Some Varactor Amplifier Noise Formulas," Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts; September 1, 1959 (unpublished).
  19. Paul Penfield Jr., "Noise in Negative-Resistance Amplifiers," Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts; September 16, 1959 (unpublished).
  20. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Noise in Varactor Parametric Amplifiers," in First Quarterly Progress Report, "Varactor Diodes and Parametric Amplifier for X-Band," Contract No. NObsr-77621, Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships, with Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts, pp. 3-27; July 1, 1959 - September 30, 1959.
  21. Paul Penfield Jr., "Power Relations in Unbalanced Induction Machines," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 22; October 1, 1959 (unpublished).
  22. Paul Penfield Jr., "The Noise Performance of Tunnel Diode Amplifiers," Microwave Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts; October 7, 1959 (unpublished).
  23. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Noise Theory of Negative-Resistance Amplifiers and a Class of Parametric Amplifiers," meeting abstract; October 29, 1959.
  24. Paul Penfield Jr., "Hamilton's Principle for Distributed Systems," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 24; November 5, 1959 (unpublished).
  25. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Unbalanced Induction Machines," in Study of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems for Future Aircraft, Contract AF 33(616)3984, Wright Air Development Division, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory; 30 November 1959.
  26. Paul Penfield, Jr., "Frequency-Power Formulas for Distributed Systems," in Study of Electrical Energy Conversion Systems for Future Aircraft, Contract AF 33(616)3984, Wright Air Development Division, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory; 30 November 1959.
  27. Paul Penfield Jr., "Hamilton's Principle for Distributed Systems. The Electromagnetic Field," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Energy Conversion Group Internal Memorandum No. 24-A; December 7, 1959 (unpublished).
  28. Paul Penfield Jr. and Bruce E. DePalma, "Can You Solve These?," IRE Student Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 45, 48; December, 1959.

Later publications:
 1960 – 1969
 1970 – 1979
 1980 – 1989
 1990 – 1999
 2000 – 2009
 2010 – 2019

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