I want to learn about logic circuits, but my knowledge of the principles of electricity is next to nil. I do know that current, measured in amps, is like water flowing in a pipe. I know that the voltage is like a pump that propels the water. And I know the length of the wire, plus any loads on it, like lights or resistors, offers resistance measured in ohms.
Looking at elementary logic circuit diagrams, I find myself asking several questions.
(1) I notice that the circuit is often split two ways, with one side going to a capacitor and one side going through a resistor. What is this accomplishing? Does the capacitor delay the current on that side? On the resistor side, does the resistor diminish the current.
(2) Also, when a current is split two ways, is the situation analogous to a Y joint in a water pipe, e.g. each side gets half the current?
(3) When additional current is introduced into the system through another input, does that again behave like water, just as when the Missouri flows into the Mississippi, and increase the current in the system by that amount?
Sorry for these very basic questions, but my college physics was a LONG time ago!