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On this site you can learn about electronics and electricity through the use of electronics NEETS modules (Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series) and much more.

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Whether you're a beginner, hobbyist, student, or just want to learn how electronics and electricity work this is the place to start.

Start out with the tutorials on matter, atoms, molecules and other related modules in the "basic electronics" section to get a good understanding of how the electronics field of function operates.

We offer over seven hundred different tutorials on everything from basic radar theory to fiber optics. 


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Today's modern world of electronic circuits, components, and devices have become much smaller than they were in the past. The intricate nature of electricity and electronics circuitry in everyday devices may seem mysterious.

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Come along on a ride into the fascinating world of electronics.  Start at the beginning with the basic electronics module as the theory of electronics and electricity is broken down to its most fundamental roots.

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Table of Contents

Basic Electronics
Basic electronics with tutorials on atoms, magnetism, and more. Follow along as I break down the theory that will help you better understand how electronics and electricity work..
Batteries
Batteries: learn how they are made, how they function and what types of materials they are made from.
DC Current
DC Current: What is it and how is it produced? What are some typical uses?
Basic Electronic Formulas
Basic electronic formulas: Learn about basic equations and formulas in electronics.
Resistance
Resistance: Learn about the opposition to current flow and the unit of measure is the OHM.
Voltage
Voltage: Learn how this useful part of our world can be produced utilizing six known methods.
AC Current and How it Works
AC current: Learn about the form in which electric power is delivered to your home and to other places like businesses.
Capacitance
Capacitance: electrostatic fields and the simple capacitor explained.
Inductance
Inductance characteristics, electromotive force, self, and what types of electronic symbols are used to identify this in a circuit..
Power
Power, whether electrical or mechanical, pertains to the rate at which work is being done.
Reactance
Reactance: learn about inductive and capacitive conditions.
RLC Circuits
RLC Circuits: learn about electronics principles and formulas that are used in all ac circuits.
Transformers
Transformers: Learn how they are used, how they work and how they are constructed.
Amplification
Amplification: What is it and what are some of its uses? How are amplifiers classified?
Tuned Circuits
Tuned Circuits consists of a coil and a capacitor connected in series or parallel.
Circuit Control Devices
Circuit Control Devices: an introduction and the need for circuit-control-devices.
Circuit Measurement
Circuit Measurement: This section will acquaint you with the basics and some of the devices used to measure voltage, current, resistance, power, and frequency.
Circuit Protection Devices
Circuit Protection Devices: an introduction to circuit conditions requiring protection devices, direct shorts, and excessive heat and current.
Meters
Meters: Learn how different types work and how each operates.
Data Storage
Data Storage: Learn about technology used for recording data prior to and in today's modern storage methods.
Digital Computers
Digital Computers: Learn about the basic principles, techniques, and procedures associated. In addition, learn about some of the history about these fantastic devices.
Computer Hardware
Computer Hardware: Learn about the various sections of a computer that are referred to as "Hardware".
Logic
Logic: an introduction to the systems used in computers,general conditions, states, levels, and positive and negative as these terms and characteristics apply to computing systems.
Microelectronics
Microelectronics: Learn about the earliest beginnings of miniature components and the effects they have on modern technology today.
Number Systems
Number Systems: Learn about these systems starting with the decimals.
Special Logic Circuits
Special Logic Circuits Introduction: learn about the different circuits used in computers.
Coax Connector Replacement
Coax: learn how to replace a coaxial (rf) connector with easy to follow instructions.
Electrical Conductors
Electrical conductors and cross-sectional areas explained.
Waveguides
Waveguides, an introduction to transmission lines, and the advantages and disadvantages of using RF plumbing.
Gyros
Gyros scopes have two basic properties: rigidity and precession.
Servos
Servos have countless applications in the operation of electrical and electronic equipment.
Synchros
Synchros play a very important role in the operation of many different types of equipment.
Fiber Optics
Fiber Optics: Learn about the branch of optical technology concerned with the transmission of radiant power (light energy) through fibers.
Optical Detectors
Optical Detectors: The fiber optic device responsible for converting the weakened and distorted optical signal back to an electrical signal is a fiber optic receiver.
Optical Fibers
Optical Fibers: Learn about thin cylindrical dielectric (non-conductive) waveguides used to send light energy for communication.
Optical Links
Optical Links: Learn about optical splices, connectors, and couplings in fiber optic systems.
Fiber Optic Measurement
Fiber Optic Measurement: Learn how fiber optic data links operate reliably if fiber optic component manufacturers and end users perform the necessary laboratory and field measurements.
Optical Sources
Optical Sources: Introduction to fiber optic sources and fiber optic transmistters.
AC Current Motors
AC Current Motors: learn how they are used, and what types there are.
AC Generators
AC Generators: an introduction to ac-generators and rotating armature alternators.
DC Motors
DC motors: an introduction to the direct current type motor.
Generators Introduction
Generators are machines that convert mechanical energy into electrical energy by using the principle of magnetic induction.
Antenna Principles
Antenna Principles: follow along as we break down the types, uses, and applications of various antennas and the parts that make up the antenna.
More Antennas
More Antennas: array antennas, definition of terms, and phasing.
Radio Wave Propagation
Radio Wave Propagation: electromagnetic fields and the phase relationship of induction field components.
Radio Waves
Radio Waves: Learn about how an energy signal can be generated by a transmitter.
Transmission Lines
Transmission Lines: an introduction to the principles.
Transmission Lines cont
Transmission Lines cont: starting with reflections on a line and reflections of DC voltage from an open circuit.
Wave Propagation
Wave Propagation: How is it defined and what is it used for?
Communications
Communications: Learn about the theory starting with the fundamental transmitter.
RADAR
RADAR, The electronics principle on which it operates is very similar to the principle of sound-wave reflection.
RADAR-Parts
RADAR-Parts: starting with the Synchronizer operation.
RF Communication
RF Communication: Learn about a way of radio frequency comms used by Navies.
RF Antennas
RF Antennas: an introduction on microwave types starting with characteristics, efficiency, and directivity.
Diodes
Diodes: Learn how semiconductors work and what types are used for electronic applications.
Transistor Introduction
Transistor Introduction: Become acquainted with the basic types of transistors, their construction, and their theory of operation.
The Oscilloscope
The Oscilloscope: starting with the cathode ray tube, the electron gun, cathode control grid, and electrostatic lenses and focusing.
The Spectrum Analyzer
The Spectrum Analyzer is used to examine the frequency spectrum of radar transmissions, local oscillators, test sets, and any other equipment operating within its testable frequency range.
Tubes
Tubes: An introduction and thermionic emission.
Power Supplies
Power Supplies: an introduction...and the typical power transformer.
Special Purpose Tubes
Special Purpose Tubes, typical multi-unit tube symbols, and the pentagrid.
The Triode
The Triode: an introduction to and a continuation of studies on the electron tube
Oscillators
Oscillators: an introduction to and their classifications.
Microwaves
Microwaves and the theory behind them.
Safety
Safety precautions you should learn to live by.
Soldering Introduction
Soldering Introduction:Tips and techniques, Learn how to solder, desolder, and what soldering irons and/or stations are better than others for your application.
Wiring Techniques
Wiring Techniques: an introduction starting with stripping methods.
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