Where does -1 in BJT’s Ies equation come from?

by panic attack   Last Updated May 15, 2019 19:25 PM

I don’t know whether there is already a question and answer to this but I couldn’t find one yet. Regarding the following information from a text:

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The equation for emitter reverse saturation current Ies shows that the Ies is directly caused by Vbe in non-linear way. But where does -1 in the parenthesis come from?

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