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Part 1: Basic Concepts

Part 1: Basic Concepts

Charles Augustin de Coulomb is credited with Coulomb’s Law (1785) regarding positive and negative charges. In the century between that and the publication of James Clerk Maxwell’s Equations in 1873, the knowledge of electronics expanded rapidly. This Part 1 covers the basic concepts of electronics. It starts with perhaps our most fundamental definition: Current is the flow of electrons. It ends with impedance as a complex function with both magnitude and phase shift. Along the way we discuss many fundamentals: the nature of resistance, capacitance, and inductance; combinations of these components; fundamentals of waveforms; simple circuits; and time constants. The objective is not to turn you into an engineer. This part is not that complete. But the objective is to give you the fundamental background you will need to understand the concepts discussed in Part 2.



  

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