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Learning Raspberry Pi

By : Samarth Shah
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Learning Raspberry Pi

By: Samarth Shah

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning Raspberry Pi
About the Author
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Electronics components

Having understood the basic laws of electronics, this section introduces you to the basic electronics components that are used in most of the electronics circuits.


A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that resists the flow of electrons as a circuit element. The current through a resistor is in direct proportion to the voltage across the resistor's terminals. This relationship is represented by an alternative representation of Ohm's law, which yields the current I as the ratio of the potential difference V to the resistance R:

I= V/R

The symbol used for a resistor in a circuit diagram varies from standard to standard and one country to another:

In the real world, a typical axial lead carbon resistor will look like this:

The value of the resistor can be measured by using the color code marked on them. The color bands of carbon resistors can be four, five, or six bands.


In this book, four color band carbon resistors will be used.

The first two...