BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TERMINOLOGY

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					                BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TERMINOLOGY

                             ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS
AC/DC – Alternating Current / Direct           ASTM – American Society for Testing and
Current                                        Materials
AM/FM – Amplitude Modulation/                  IEEE – Institute of Electrical and
Frequency Modulation                           Electronics Engineers
ISDN – Integrated Services Digital Network     CAT – Computer Aided/Assisted
                                               Tomography
DSL – Digital Subscriber Line                  IEE – Institution of Electrical Engineers
ČSN – Czech Standards Institute                EMF – Electro Magnetic Field
DIN – German Institute of Norms                CRT – Cathode Ray Tube
RF – Radio Frequency
V – Volt                          A – Amp                        Hz – Frequency
 – Ohm                            I – Current                   Hz – Hertz (1/sec)

                                           PARTS
Transistor                       Diode                              Socket
Resistor                         Cathode                            Antennae
Capacitor                        Anode                              Antenna
Ground                           Plug                               Semiconductor
Circuit Board                    Switch                             Robot

                                  TOOLS/EQUIPMENT
Caliper                          Oscilloscope                       Wire Connectors
Micrometer                       Heat Gun                           Wire Cutters
Voltmeter                        Soldering Iron                     Wire Crimpers
Ohmmeter                         Solder                             Wire Strippers

                                   WIRING/CABLING
Optical Cable                    Wiring                             Stranded
Cable                            Gauge                              Type
Wire                             Solid                              Insulation

                                      ELECTRICITY
Electricity                      Electrician                        Electrocution
Electrical Engineering           Electrical                         Electric

       In wiring and cabling, the classification, type, gauge, length insulation and number of
wires are considered. Someone might say give me 3 meters of Type 2, 4-wire, 16-gauge stranded
and insulated (normally for specific purposes) cable.

                                        QUESTIONS
   1. In your opinion, what basic terms/categories are missing?
   2. Why do you think they are basic terms?
   3. Draw the international symbols for a Transistor, Resistor (US and European), Capacitor,
      Ground, & Switch.