1) That is a theoretical circuit, not a practical one. Note the it shows two batteries for power. That is not practical.2) That is a "grounded base" circuit which is rather unusual. It is found only in circuits that require very low input impedance and/or high frequency.To answer your question, I would have to say, no, it probably won't work for whatever you are planning. But since we know nothing of the application I am only guessing.
QuoteI'll just have research ic amps I guessWhy? A single-transistor circuit is perfect for many applications that don't need a whole op-amp, etc. But that common-base circuit is probably the least practical of any of the standard transistor circuits.
I'll just have research ic amps I guess
since you want an amp, maybe this is a useful tutorial on using a transistor as an amp http://www.nerdkits.com/videos/sound_meter/just watch the video...