I am confused by the design of this AM receiver/tuner circuit.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://imgur.com/f9n05

I don't understand how the inductor and capacitors on the left design a circuit that resonates at a certain frequency, and I also don't understand why the resistor and capacitor in parallel after the diode create a low-pass filter.

Are the inductor and two capacitors not in parallel with each other? This circuit makes more sense to me if I consider the two capacitors to be in parallel with each other, and in series with the inductor. Then the inductor and capacitors should exhibit resonance at a given frequency and act as a band-pass filter, passing this specific frequency to the rest of the circuit. Is this right?

Can anyone help me out with this circuit?

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# Confusion About Simple AM Radio Receiver/Tuner

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