Chapter 1

Introduction

Classification of electronic components

Chapter Outline

This introductory chapter outlines the fundamental terms related to electronics and its applications while delving briefly into the concepts of electronic components. These are essentially awareness stimulation techniques before going into the serious thoughtful topics. One may call this the appetizer before the feast—‘Electronic Warming Up’.

1.1 WHAT IS ELECTRONICS?

The word electronics is derived from electron mechanics, which means the study of the behaviour of an electron under different conditions of externally applied fields. Electronics can also be defined ...

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