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 diagramsResistors and capacitorsInductors and transformersSwitches, conductors, and cablesDiodes, transistors, and logic gatesElectron tubesCells and batteriesVoltage dividers and reducersBreadboards and wire wrappingElectronics troubleshooting
Stan Gibilisco is a professional technical writer who specializes in books on electronics and science topics. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, as well as over 20 other technical books. His published works have won numerous awards. The Encyclopedia of Electronics was chosen a "Best Reference Book of the 1980s" by the American Library Association, which also named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference of 1996."
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