The Basics

  • Bryan H. SuitsEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


In this chapter, the basic concepts, definitions and results from electricity and magnetism that are applicable to electronics are reproduced, along with some additional definitions more specific to electronics. Simple circuits involving resistors, wires, and power sources are represented by schematic diagrams and then solved using Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws. Simple theorems are developed for series and parallel resistors which can be used to simplify a circuit, leading to a simpler solution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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