What Is Electronics and What Can It Do for You?
In This Chapter
Seeing electric current for what it really is
Recognizing the power of electrons
Using conductors to go with the flow (of electrons)
Making the right connections with a circuit
Controlling the destiny of electrons with electronic components
Applying electrical energy to loads of things
If you’re like most people, you probably have some idea about what electronics is. You’ve been up close and personal with lots of so-called “consumer electronics” devices, such as iPods, stereo equipment, personal computers, digital cameras, and televisions, but to you, they may seem like mysteriously magical boxes with buttons that respond to your every desire.
You know that underneath each sleek exterior lies an amazing assortment of tiny components connected together in just the right way to make something happen. And now you ...