After reading this primer, you will be able to:
- Describe how oscilloscopes work
- Describe the differences between analog, digital storage, digital phosphor, and digital sampling oscilloscopes
- Describe electrical waveform types
- Understand basic oscilloscope controls
- Take simple measurements
The glossary in the back of this primer will give you definitions of unfamiliar terms. The vocabulary and multiple-choice written exercises on oscilloscope theory and controls make this primer a useful classroom aid. No mathematical or electronics knowledge is necessary.