So that you can give yourself a quick tutorial on electronics, we've arranged our definitions in this Learning Path in a sequence, with more basic building block topics placed at the beginning.
BASIC CONCEPTS... Ohm's Law -atom - electron - voltage - current - impedance - resistance - resistor - direct current (DC) - Kirchhoff's Laws for current and voltage - alternating current (AC) - hertz - frequency - phase - power - true power - apparent power - reactive power - peak - peak-to-peak - root-mean-square (rms) - energy - joule - Btu
FIELDS AND SIGNALS... flux - electrostatic field - dielectric material - magnetic field - electromagnetic field - circuit - signal - polarity - bipolar signaling - unipolar signaling - carrier - antenna - transducer - analog - digital - diode - oscillator
WAVELENGTHS... wavelength - signal-to-noise ratio - electromagnetic radiation spectrum - narrowband - broadband - wideband - bandwidth - attenuation - dense wavelength division multiplexing - wavelength switching - wavelength-division multiplexing
CONVERSIONS... digital-to-analog conversion - analog-to-digital conversion
View other topics for self-study by visiting our Guide to the Learning Paths.