# A basic opamp configuration which resembles the non inverting one

In the following picture, the second circuit is a non inverting opamp, the gain of which is well known to be $$\A_v = 1 + R_3/R_4\$$ and the demonstration of this formula can be easily found on many websites.

My problem is with the first circuit in the figure which makes me a little bit confused as it looks different from the second one, furthermore the voltage gain I calculated is $$\A_V = 1/(1 + R_1/R_2)\$$, but I found on some web sites that still this configuration is a "non inverting opamp" with a gain $$\A_V = 1 + R_1/R_2\$$.

If I am right, and this is not a non inverting opamp, still I found such configuration in some other cases such as in instrumentation amplifiers. So the question is: is this another well known opamp configuration?

• It's a unity gain buffer with a 50 ohm load. Feb 13, 2021 at 21:41