### Electronic Components Symbols - Reading and Understanding

Electronic component symbols are used to denote the components in circuit diagrams. There are standard symbols for each of the components which represent that particular component. Here in this article, we are explaining some basic and mostly used electronic components with their symbols . Resistor: The resistor is a two-terminal component which is denoted by R. Symbol of the resistor is represented by Zig-Zag lines between two terminals. It is a common and widely used symbol in schematics. It can also be represented by another symbol that has an unfilled rectangle between two terminals instead of Zig-Zag lines. There are various types of resistors like a variable resistor, LDR, Thermistor, MOV, etc. The resistor is a non-polarized component that means both sides have the same polarity and can be connected from both sides. The value of the resistor is measured in ohms (Ώ). Capacitor: The capacitor is