## Andrew Carter's Blog - A Great Beginner's Resource

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- Published: Thursday, 27 October 2011
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\Andrew Carter has a great series of blog articles covering the basics and not-so-basics of electronics components on the EEWeb site. EEWeb is a great resource and worth checking out.

Andrew's articles so far include:

These short articles are definitely worth reviewing. You might be surprised at what you'll learn.

Be sure to keep an eye on Andrew's posts. I suspect many more winners are on the way.

### **Updated List as of 27 December 2011**

Here's a list of current blog topics. Rather than spending an hour entering links to each section, follow the general link below.

- Resistance, Resistors and Ohm’s Law
- Capacitor Basics
- Introduction to Carbon Composition Resistors
- Overview of the Film Type Resistors
- Get To Know the Wirewound Type Resistors
- How to Read Resistor Color Coding Scheme
- Capacitors in Series
- Capacitors in Parallel
- Resistor Values Calculation
- Series Combination of Resistors
- Dealing with Surface Mount Resistors
- Learning About Resistors in Parallel
- Know More about Voltage Divider Circuits
- Series-Parallel Combinations of Resistors
- A Look at the Power Rating of Resistors
- Getting To Know the Potential Difference
- Behavior of Resistors in AC Circuits
- Identifying the Characteristics of Capacitors
- Let’s Talk About Capacitance and Charge
- Parallel Connections of Capacitors
- Characteristics of Inductors
- Studying the Color Codes of Capacitors
- Getting Familiar with Capacitors
- What’s More Inside A Capacitor
- Capacitor Types
- Series Connections of Capacitors
- How Capacitors Behave in AC Circuits
- Choosing the Type of Inductor
- Inductance, Power and Energy of an Inductor
- The Basics of Inductor
- More of Self Inductance and Mutual Inductance
- Series Connection of Inductors
- Parallel Connection of Inductors
- Inductive Reactance
- RL Circuits
- The Basics of Semiconductors
- Describing the P-N Junction
- Introduction to Diodes
- Types of Diodes