In analyzing transistor circuits, I know that you typically separate it into DC and AC analysis. In doing AC analysis, we often do small signal analysis, and from what I understand, it is the region where the transistor's V-I characteristic curve is linear. So, in AC small signal analysis, we assume that capacitors are shorted. My questions are:
- What point would the capacitor value be if we assume that capacitors are shorted?
- What is small signal analysis used for?
- What is the difference between small signal and large signal analysis?
- When do we use one or the other? Is there some sort of advantage?
- In designing, which one is used?
From my questions, you can infer that I do not know much of the implications of doing so and so analysis.