# Basics of Electrical Engineering

Learn the basics of Electrical Engineering.

Starting Electronics and confused where to start with? This tutorial is for you. After going through this tutorial you'll be able to:
2. Make a series circuit
Things you need:
1. 12 V battery
2. 1 kΩ resistor
3. 2 Multimeters
Let's start from the schematic. A schematic is the visual design of the circuit which represents electronic components in the pictorial form. You should know some basic symbols that are already uploaded here: Symbols Link
The red colored 12 V battery connects to the 1 KΩ resistor via two wires.

A 12 V battery with two wires (red being +ve and black being -ve) join with the resistor. The actual values of practical resistors are represented in the form of colored bands. You can read these values by using such charts. Let's see how a 12 V battery will be joined with a resistor on the breadboard.

### Read voltages with the voltmeter

The multimeter is the basic electrical instrument which measures the voltage. Voltage always remains same in parallel configuration. Now to connect the voltmeter we need to make a parallel circuit. Two components are in parallel when the heads of both components share the same terminal and tails of both components share the other terminal.

A digital multimeter has two probes one is red (+ve) and another one is (-ve). For using the multimeter as voltmeter you first need to set its knob at V scale. Let's see how a voltmeter will connect in parallel with the resistor:
The voltmeter's LCD will display the actual values of the voltage supplied by the battery.