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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, 4th Edition by Stan Gibilisco

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4

Simple Circuits

Among people who teach about schematics, two schools of thought prevail. Some mentors say that you should learn to read schematics before you learn to draw them. Others insist that you should learn to read them while you learn to draw them. Either view has its merits, so let’s take advantage of them both! You can start by learning (okay, memorizing) the basic component symbols. Then you can try to read all the schematics that you see. When this business begins to bore you, then you can draw your own schematics.

Tip

If you alternately read and draw schematics, you’ll get comfortable with them before long. I suggest that you devote half of your study time to reading diagrams, and the other half of your time to drawing them. ...

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