Beginners Guide to Reading Schematics

Learn step by step through every phase of understanding and using electronic circuit diagrams of schematics.
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Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics

Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams.

Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects. Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes.

Featuring detailed coverage of:

  • Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams
  • Resistors and capacitors
  • Inductors and transformers
  • Switches, conductors, and cables
  • Diodes, transistors, and logic gates
  • Electron tubes
  • Cells and batteries
  • Voltage dividers and reducers
  • Breadboards and wire wrapping
  • Electronics troubleshooting

Table of contents

Chapter 1. What's The Scheme
Block Diagrams
Schematic Symbology
Schematic Interconnections
Visual language

Chapter 2. Block Diagrams
Functional Drawings
Current and Signal Paths
Process Paths

Chapter 3. Component Symbols
Resistors and Potentiometers
Inductors and Transformers
Plugs, Jacks, and Outlets
Diodes and Transistors
Electron Tubes
Cells and Batteries
Wires and Cables
Grounds and Antennas
Integrated Circuits
Exotic Symbols

Chapter 4. Simple Circuits
Getting Started
Component Labeling
Troubleshooting with Schematics
Other Forms of Designation
Schematic/Block Combinations

Chapter 5. Complex Circuits
Identifying the Building Blocks
Analyzing Large Schematics
Page Breaks
Getting Comfortable with Large Schematics

Chapter 6. Pictorial Diagrams
General Pictorials
Breadboard Layouts
Circuit-Board Layouts
Three-Dimensional Drawings

APPENDIX A. Table of Symbols
APPENDIX B. Resistor Color Codes


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