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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition
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Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how to identify 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
  • Electron tubes
  • Cells and batteries
  • Voltage dividers and reducers
  • Breadboards and wire wrapping
  • Electronics troubleshooting

Table of contents

Chapter 1. What's The Scheme
Block Diagrams
Schematic Symbology
Schematic Interconnections
Visual language

Chapter 2. Block Diagrams
Functional Drawings
Current and Signal Paths
Process Paths

Chapter 3. Component Symbols
Resistors and Potentiometers
Inductors and Transformers
Plugs, Jacks, and Outlets
Diodes and Transistors
Electron Tubes
Cells and Batteries
Wires and Cables
Grounds and Antennas
Integrated Circuits
Exotic Symbols

Chapter 4. Simple Circuits
Getting Started
Component Labeling
Troubleshooting with Schematics
Other Forms of Designation
Schematic/Block Combinations

Chapter 5. Complex Circuits
Identifying the Building Blocks
Analyzing Large Schematics
Page Breaks
Getting Comfortable with Large Schematics

Chapter 6. Pictorial Diagrams
General Pictorials
Breadboard Layouts
Circuit-Board Layouts
Three-Dimensional Drawings

APPENDIX A. Table of Symbols
APPENDIX B. Resistor Color Codes

Author comments

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.

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