Build your electronics workbench--and begin creating fun electronics projects right away Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You'll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter Circuit basics -- learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn't flow), and how power is used in a circuit Critical components -- discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current Versatile chips -- find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts Analyze circuits -- understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them Safety tips -- get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself--and your electronics--from harm Electronics For Dummies (9781119675594) was previously published as Electronics For Dummies (9781119117971). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
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Measure current, voltage, and resistance Control current with resisitors, capacitors, and semiconductors Decipher circuit diagrams and more Build your electronics workbench This helpful guide is packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs alongside step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work. Follow expert advice on choosing and using essential tools, and put that know-how into practice with exciting projects you can complete in 30 minutes or less! Learn what voltage is, where current flows, and how power is used in a circuit. Explore the ins and outs of digital electronics and discover why Ohm's Law and other laws are so important. You'll get charged up as you transform theory into action chapter after chapter! Inside... How the parts manipulate current Exploration of popular components Amplify with transistors and switch current Clear instructions for creating circuits Safety tips for protecting yourself