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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Fourth Edition By Stan Gibilisco

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Fourth Edition by Stan Gibilisco

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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Fourth Edition by Stan Gibilisco

This updated resource shows how to interpret schematic diagrams-and design your own
Written by an experienced engineer, this easy-to-follow TAB guide shows, step-by-step, how to navigate the roadmaps of electronic circuits and systems. Filled with new illustrations and DIY examples, the book clearly explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams. You will discover how to identify parts and connections, interpret element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects. Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Fourth Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols, resistor color codes, and parts suppliers.
Up-to-date coverage includes:*Block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams *Resistors and capacitors *Inductors and transformers *Switches, relays, conductors, and cables *Diodes, transistors, Op amps, and logic gates *Electron tubes , cells, and batteries *Voltage dividers and reducers *Simple and complex circuits*Breadboards and wire wrapping *Electronics troubleshooting*Digital electronics and functional circuits*And much more

About Stan Gibilisco

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.

Table of Contents

1 The Master Plan
Block Diagrams
Schematic Diagrams
Schematic Symbology
Component Interconnections
A Visual Language
2 Block Diagrams
A Simple Example
Functional Drawings
Current and Signal Paths
Process Paths
3 Components and Devices
Inductors and Transformers
Switches and Relays
Conductors and Cables
Diodes and Transistors
Operational Amplifiers
Electron Tubes
Electrochemical Cells and Batteries
Logic Gates
4 Simple Circuits
Getting Started
Component Labeling
Troubleshooting with Schematics
A More Sophisticated Diagram
Schematic/Block Hybrids
A Vacuum-Tube RF Amplifier
Three Basic Logic Circuits
5 Complex Circuits
Identifying the Building Blocks
Page Breaks
Some More Circuits
Getting Comfortable with Large Schematics
Op Amp Circuits
6 Diagrams for Building And Testing
Your Breadboard
Wire Wrapping
Kirchhoff's Current Law
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
A Resistive Voltage Divider
A Diode-Based Voltage Reducer
Mismatched Lamps in Series
A Compass-Based Galvanometer
Summary and Conclusion
A Schematic Symbols
B Resistor Color Codes
C Parts Suppliers
Suggested Additional Reading

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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Fourth Edition by Stan Gibilisco
McGraw-Hill Education
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