Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition

by Stan Gibilisco

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Overview

Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071827799
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,159,706
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

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

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

Chapter 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

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