A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where...
Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where absolutely necessary, all math has been omitted so we can concentrate on understanding why these elements behave as they do. Once you understand that, the math will come much easier. Throughout all your study of electronics, think of electricity as though it were water flowing through a hose. It's surprising how far this analogy will get you in electronics. Voltage would be represented by the water's pressure, and Current by the actual amount of water...