I understand OHM's Law, and have a conceptual grasp of RCL circuits, but am a little weak on the math. I am good at math, even a little calculus, just weak on RCL math.
I am trying to understand the 555 timer. I have seen various 'cookbooks', but it's like someone is trying to teach me about internal combustion engines, when I don't understand campfires.
The monostable multivibrator is generally presented first, but it does not utilize each pin individually, as some are tied together. I am trying to get a snapshot of all features offered by the 555.
I have figured out that, if I have a push button providing the trigger signal, I would want to have a capacitor in series, to limit the pulse width. Regarding the value of the capacitor, I suppose I could use trial and error.
I have a breadboard and some components on order. I'm just trying to read up a little bit in the meantime.