Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronicsNavigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits andcomplex systems with help from an experienced engineer.With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, thishands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand andcreate high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how toidentify parts and connections, decipher element ratings,and apply diagram-based information in your own projects.Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes.
Featuring detailed coverage of:
Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams
Resistors and capacitors
Inductors and transformers
Switches, conductors, and cables
Diodes, transistors, and logic gates
Cells and batteries
Voltage dividers and reducers
Breadboards and wire wrapping
Stan Gibilisco has authored or coauthored more than 50 books on physics, electronics, mathematics, and computing. He began his career as a radio-frequency design engineer, a technical writer, a magazine editor, and a wireless broadcast technician. The American Library Association named Stan's McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (1995) as one of the "Best References of 1996." In addition to authoring several books in McGraw-Hill's Demystified series of home study guides, he has also written three books in the Know-It-All series for students who enjoy mathematics. Gibilisco's Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics has become a classic in the field.
Chapter 1. What's The Scheme Block Diagrams Flowcharts Schematic Symbology Schematic Interconnections Visual language SummaryChapter 2. Block Diagrams Functional Drawings Current and Signal Paths Flowcharts Process Paths Summary Chapter 3. Component Symbols Resistors and Potentiometers Capacitors Inductors and Transformers Switches Plugs, Jacks, and Outlets Diodes and Transistors Electron Tubes Cells and Batteries Wires and Cables Grounds and Antennas Integrated Circuits Exotic Symbols Summary Chapter 4. Simple Circuits Getting Started Component Labeling Troubleshooting with Schematics Other Forms of Designation Schematic/Block Combinations Summary Chapter 5. Complex Circuits Identifying the Building Blocks Analyzing Large Schematics Page Breaks Getting Comfortable with Large Schematics Summary Chapter 6. Pictorial Diagrams General Pictorials Breadboard Layouts Circuit-Board Layouts Three-Dimensional Drawings Summary APPENDIX A. Table of Symbols APPENDIX B. Resistor Color Codes