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Circuit Design: Know It All by Bob Zeidman, Tim Williams, Robert Pease, Walt Kester, Ian Hickman, Bonnie Baker, Darren Ashby

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Chapter 1

The Fundamentals

Mike Tooley, Darren Ashby and Robert Pease

1.1 Electrical Fundamentals

This chapter has been designed to provide you with the background knowledge required to help you understand the concepts introduced in the later chapters. If you have studied electrical science, electrical principles, or electronics then you will already be familiar with many of these concepts. If, on the other hand, you are returning to study or are a newcomer to electronics or electrical technology this chapter will help you get up to speed.

1.1.1 Fundamental Units

You will already know that the units that we now use to describe such things as length, mass and time are standardized within the International System of Units (SI). This SI system is based ...

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