ebook correction: ladder logic, Digital logic functions

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by kintzlr, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. kintzlr

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    Jun 26, 2012
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    Hi,

    Minor spelling issue on first line of this page:
    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_4/chpt_6/2.html

    >We can construct simply logic functions for our...

    I think the author meant to say "simple" not simply.

    Second issue on the same page....
    The discussion of control relay or CR1 is a bit confusing/ambiguous.
    Specifically, this line:
    "When the coil of CR1 (symbolized with the pair of parentheses on the first rung) is energized."

    Which is the first rung? The top wire is labeled 1. However, the lowest wire could also be considered the first rung since the first rung is the lowest rung on a real ladder.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for the excellent web site.
    - Randy
     
  2. ErnieM

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    One rarely refer to something labeled as number "2" as the "first" something.
     
  3. Georacer

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    To be honest, I find all of the ladder logic diagrams extremely confusing myself. Maybe that's because I was never taught ladder logic.
    Whenever I see them in the e-book, I just skip them. :p
     
  4. Wendy

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    It is an industrial control diagramming system. I was taught it, but haven't used it for many moons/orbits. I'll eventually review this, unless we can find a more competent volunteer to yea/nay it.
     
  5. BSomer

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    I can agree with this point...

    Ladder logic is read from top to bottom. So the e-book is correct in that the first rung is as labeled "1". Perhaps a clarification in this aspect is needed in the book.
     
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