First of all let me give some background on the problem. I'm not a native English speaker and I have a basic understanding of amplifiers and op-amps.
I am having trouble with one problem in English where I believe I don't have enough expertise to understand. I would greatly appreciate if anyone could put in different terms and explain to me what is asked and point the way to the solution.
The problem as it follows:
Design a dc-coupled one-op-amp circuit that will amplify the -100mV to +50mV input range to have maximal gain possible without exceeding the typical guaranteed linear output range.
As far as my understanding goes:
When talking about an op-amp, we have a typical voltage transfer characteristic curve (Vo x Vi), where part of it is (almost) linear. The solution I went after, involved changing the linear region to be entirely in the -100 to 50 mV range. But how to do it?
I searched for quite awhile and the closest I got was a balancing method for a differential amplifier using transistors at the Millman/Halkias Electronics book. So after some time, I started thinking I may be looking at the problem in the wrong way and I decided to ask here.
Sorry about my English, I try to keep it simple. I am a computer science graduate with some engineering background.
So what is exactly the problem asking and how could I solve it?