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Understanding DC Circuits by Stephen Fardo, Dale Patrick

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Unit 1

Basics of DC Electronics

Electronics is a fascinating science that we use in many different ways. It is difficult to count the many ways in which we use electronics each day. It is important for everyone today to understand electronics.

This unit deals with the most basic topics in the study of electronics. These include basic electric systems, energy and power, the structure of matter, electric charges, static electricity, electric current, voltage, and resistance. This unit and other units have definitions of important terms at the beginning. Preview these terms to gain a better understanding of what is discussed in the unit. As you study the unit, return to the definitions whenever the need arises. There are also self-examinations throughout ...

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