ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING – GIBILISCO CHAPTER 1

An EMF of 1 V Ans: can sometimes produce a large current A potentially lethal electric current is on the order of Ans: 0.1 A A current of 25 A is most likely drawn by Ans: a typical household You are told that an air conditioner has cooled a room by 500 BTU over a certain period of time. What is this amount of energy in kWh? Ans: 0.147 kWh Of the following energy units, the most often used to define electrical energy is Ans: the kilowatt-hour The frequency of common household ac in the United States is Ans: 60 Hz Half-wave rectification means that Ans: half of the ac wave is cut-off. In the output of a half-wave rectifier, Ans: the effective voltage is less than that of the ac input wave. In the output of a full wave rectifier, Ans: the effective voltage is the same as that of the ac input wave. A low voltage, such as 12 V, Ans: can be dangerous under certain conditions. Which of the following units can represent magnetomotive force? Ans: The ampere-turn Which of the foloowing units can represent magnetic flux density? Ans: the gauss. A ferromagnetic material Ans: concentrates magnetic flux lines within itself.

• • The atomic number of an element is determined by Ans: the number of protons • • The atomic weight of an element is approximately determined by Ans: the number protons plus the number of neutrons • • Suppose there is an atom oxygen. Containing eight protons and eight neutrons in the nucleus, and the two neutrons are added to the nucleus. What is the resulting atomic weight? Ans: 18 • • An ion Ans: can have either positive or negative charge An isotope Ans: can have either positive or negative charge A molecule Ans: can consist of a single atom of an element In a compound, Ans: There must always be two or more elements An electrical insulator can made a conductor Ans: by ionizing it. Of the following substances, the worst conductor is Ans: air. • • Of the following substances, the best conductor is Ans: copper • • Movement of holes in a semiconductor Ans: results in a certain amount of electric current. • • If a material has low resistance, then Ans: it is a good conductor. • • A coulomb Ans: is an extremely large of charge carriers. A stroke of lightning Ans: is a discharge of static electricity. The volt is the standard unit of Ans: electromotive force If an EMF of 1 volt is placed across a resistance of 2 ohms, then the current is Ans: half an ampere In a battery, chemical energy can sometimes be replenished by Ans: charging it. A fluctuating magnetic field Ans: produces a fluctuating electric field. • • Visible light is converted into electricity Ans: in a photovoltaic cell. • CHAPTER 2 • A positive electric pole Ans: has fewer electrons than the negative pole/ • • •

CHAPTER 3 • The attraction or repulsion between two electrically charged object is called Ans: Electrostatic force The change in the direction of a compass needle, when current carrying wire is brought near, is called Ans: Electromagnetic deflection Suppose a certain current in a galvanometer causes the needle to deflect by 20 degrees, and then this current is doubled while the polarity stays the same. The angle of the deflection will Ans: increase. One important advantage of an electrostatic meter is the fact that Ans: it can detect and indicate ac voltages as well as dc voltages. A thermocouple Ans: gets warm when dc flows though it. An important advantage of an electromagnet type meter over a permanent magnet meter is the fact that Ans: the electromagnet meter gets more rugged.

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Ammeter shunts are useful because Ans: they allow for measurements of large currents. Voltmeters should have Ans: high internal resistance. In order to measure the power-supply voltage that is applied to an electrical circuit, a voltmeter should be placed Ans: in parallel with the circuit that works from the supply. Which of the following will not normally cause a large error in an ohmmeter reading? Ans: A small change in the resistance to be measured. The main advantage of FETVM over a conventional voltmeter is the fact that the FETVM Ans: draws less current from the circuit under test. Which of the following is not a function of a fuse? Ans: To ensure there is enough current available for an appliance to work right. The utility’s motor speed depends directly on Ans: the number of watt-hours being used at the time. A utility meter’s readout indicates Ans: energy. A typical frequency counter Ans: is accurate to six digits or more. A VU meter is never used to get a general indication of Ans: visible light intensity. The meter movement in an illumination meter directly measures Ans: current. An oscilloscope cannot be used to indicate Ans: Energy

CHAPTER 5 • In a series-connected string of ornament bulbs, if one bulb gets shorted out, which of the following will occur? Ans: The current in the string will go up. Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it true: “In a series or parallel dc circuit sum of the ___s in each component is equal to the ___ provided by the power supply.” Ans: wattage In a voltage divider network, the total resistance Ans: should be as small as the power supply will allow. The maximum voltage output from a voltage divider Ans: is equal to the supply voltage.

CHAPTER 6 • Proper biasing in an amplifier circuit Ans: can be obtained using a voltage divider network. A transistor can be protected from needless overheating by Ans: a current limiting resistor. A bleeder resistor Ans: is connected across the capacitor in a power supply. Carbon composition resitors Ans: have essentially no capacitance or inductance. A logical place for a wirewound resistor Ans: in a high power dc circuit. A metal film resistor Ans: does not have much inductance. What type of resistor, or combination of resistors, would you use as the meter-sensitivity control in a test instrument, when continuous adjustment is desired? Ans: A linear taper potentiometer. What type of resistor, or combination of resistors, would you use as the volume control in a stereo compact-disc (CD) player? Ans: An audio taper potentiometer. An advantage of rheostat over a potentiometer is the fact that Ans: a rheostat can handle more current. A resistor has a value of 680 Ω, and you expect that it will have to draw 1 mA maximum continuous current in a circuit you’re building. What power rating is good for this application, but not needlessly high? Ans: ¼ W Suppose a 1 k Ω resistor will dissipate 1.05 W, and you have a good supply of 1 W resistors of various ohmic values. If there’s room for 20 percent resistance error, the cheapest solution is to use Ans: a pair of 2.2 kΩ, 1-W resistors in parallel.

CHAPTER 4 • Suppose you double the voltage in a somple dc circuit, and cut the resistance in half. The current will Ans: becomes four times as great. You can expect to find a wiring diagram Ans: in the service/repair manual for a two-way radio. Suppose you have an unlimited supply of 1-W, 100-Ω resistors. You need to get a 100- Ω, 10-W resistor. This can be done most cheaply by means of a series-parallel matrix of Ans: 4x4 resistors. Suppose you have an unlimited supply of 1-W, 1000-Ω resistors and you need a 500-Ω resistance rated at 7 W or more. This can be done by assembling Ans: four sets of resitors in series, and connecting these four sets in parallel. Suppose you have an unlimited supply of 1-W, 1000-Ω resistors and you need to get a 3000-Ω, 5-W resistance. The best way is to Ans: do something other than any of the above Good engineering practice usually requires that a series-parallel resistive network be assembled Ans: form resistors that are all identical. •

CHAPTER 7 • The chemical energy in a battery or cell Ans: changes to electrical energy when the cell is used. A cell cannot be recharged is known as

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Where would you most likely find a lead-acid battery? Ans: In an uninterruptible power supply. A substance with high retentivity Ans: is well suited to making a permanent magnet. A disadvantage of mercury cells and batteries is the fact that Ans: mercury is destructive to the environment. An advantage of methanol over hydrogen for use in fuel cells is the fact that Ans: methanol is easier to transport and store. but a schematic diagram might not. • CHAPTER 8 • The geomagnetic field Ans: makes a compass work. A magnetic hard disk is usually part of Ans: A computer. A wiring diagram differs from a schematic diagram in that Ans: A wiring diagram shows the component values. The useful current that is delivered by a solar power system Ans: connecting two or more groups of solar cells in parallel. Lines of magnetic flux are said to origniate Ans: at a north magnetic pole. In which of the following devices would a transistor battery be the best power choice? Ans: an electronic calculator For which of the following applications would you choose a lithium battery? Ans: A microcomputer memory backup. A cell or battery that maintains a constant current-delivering capability almost until it dies is said to have Ans: A flat discharge curve. The energy in a cell or battery depends mainly on Ans: its physical size. The ohm is a unit of Ans: opposition to electrical current. A material that can be permanently magnetized is generally said to be • • • • • 3 . Geomagnetic lines of flux Ans: are horizontal at the geomagnetic equator. The force between a magnet and a piece of ferromagnetic metal that has not been magnetized Ans: is never be repulsive. for data storage and retrieval is that Ans: data can be stored and retrieved more quickly with disks than tapes. • • • • • • Alkaline cells Ans: generally work better in radios than zinc-carbon cells. What kind of battery should never be used until it dies? Ans: Nickel based. unmagnetized iron. An advantage of an electromaganet over a permanent magnet is a fact that Ans: an electromagnet can be switched on and off. Where might you find a nickel-based battery? Ans: More than one of the above. The presence of a magnetic field can always be attributed to Ans: motion of electric charge carriers. Which of the following statement is false? Ans: The current in a dc circuit is divided up among the resistances.Ans: a primary cell. An advantage of a magnetic disk. The voltage produced by a battery of multiple cells connected in series is Ans: more than the voltage produced by a cell of the same composition. • A Weston cell is generally used Ans: as a voltage reference source. The gauss is a unit of Ans: magnetic flux density A unit of overall magnetic field quantity is the Ans: Maxwell. In which of the following devices would a lantern battery most likely be found? Ans: a two-way portable radio. An ac electromagnet Ans: attracts pure. Which of the following can occur during a geomagnetic storm? Ans: More than one above can occur. Suppose a relay is connected into a circuit so that a device gets a signal only when the relay coil carries current. • Ans: ferromagnetic. An interactive solar power system Ans: allows a homeowner to sell power to the electric company. The relay is Ans: normally open. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • TEST: PART 1 • An application in which an analog meter would almost always be preferred over a digital meter is Ans: the signal strength indicator in a radio receiver. A direct short-circuit of a large battery can cause Ans: a physical rupture or explosion. current-carrying wire Ans: is strongest near the wire. A high tape-recorder motor speed is generally used for Ans: video recording and playback. A device that repeatedly reverses the polarity of a magnetic field in order to keep a dc motor rotating is known as Ans: A commutator. compared with magnetic tape. The magnetic flux around a straight.

The current flowing into a power in a dc circuit is equal to the current Ans: Flowing out of that point.• In which of the following places would you be most likely to find a wirewound resistor? Ans: A dc circuit location where a large amount of power must be dissipated. • • Which of the following is not a common use for a resistor or set of resistors Ans: Helping a capacitor to hold its charge for a long time. has Ans: an equal value. The advantage of an alkaline cell over a carbon zinc cell is the fact that Ans: the alkaline cell can deliver useful current at low temperatures. When an electrical charge exists but there is no flow of current. A material with high permeability Ans: concentrates the magnetic lines of flux. The main difference between a lantern battery and a transistor battery is the fact that Ans: A lantern battery has more energy stored in it than a fresh transistor battery. A chemical compound Ans: consists of two or more atoms. • • • • • • Which of the following units indicates at which energy is expended? Ans: Watt Which of the following states Ohm’s Law? Ans: Ohms equal volts divided by amperes. A voltmeter should have Ans: High internal resistance. An electrically charged atom (either positive or negative) is known as Ans: an ion. A disadvantage of mercury cells is the fact that they Ans: can adversely affect the environment when discarded. The sum of the voltages. A hot wire ammeter Ans: can measure ac as well as dc. The main problem with bar-graph meters is the fact that Ans: they cannot give very precise readings. The peak voltage in an ac wave is always Ans: is greater than or equal to the average voltage. • A rheostat Ans: can be used in high voltage and/or high power dc circuits. but never with dc? Ans: Frequency The length of time between a point in one cycle and the same point in the next cycle of an ac wave is the Ans: Period • • • 4 . A unit of conductance is the Ans: Siemens. In a loudness meter in a hi-fi system is generally calibrated in Ans: Decibels. but not including the power supply. A unit of electrical charge quantity is the Ans: Coulomb. The number of protons in the nucleus of an element is known as the Ans: atomic number. Every chemical element has its own unique type of particle. A sample of material with resistance so high that it can be considered infinite for most practical purposes is known as Ans: an insulator. but the opposite polarity from. A watt-hour meter measures Ans: Energy. the supply. going around a dc circuit. Nickel based batteries would most likely be found Ans: in handheld radio transceivers. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 9 • Which of the following can vary with ac. Memory in nickel-based cell or battery Ans: can usually be remedied by repeated discharging and recharging. the charge is said to be Ans: static. The purpose of a bleeder resistor is to Ans: protect people against the danger of electric shock.5 V. The rate at which charged carriers flow is measured in Ans: Amperes A device commonly used for remote switching of high-current circuits is Ans: A relay. A primitive device for indicating the presence of an electric current is Ans: a galvanometer. A dc electromagnet Ans: has constant polarity. Primary cells Ans: cannot be recharged. which is known as its Ans: Proton. A geomagnetic storm Ans: can disturb the earth’s magnetic field. An advantage of magnetic disk over magnetic tape for data storage is the fact that Ans: data storage and retrieval is faster on disk. How much a typical dry cell provide? Ans: 1.

combine Ans: like resistors in series. an ac signal having only one frequency component looks like Ans: A single pip. The period of an ac wave.000 ms) has a frequency of Ans: 6. which is in the AF range. • • Inductors in series. moving the coil further into a solenoidal coil • • • • • • CHAPTER 11 • Capacitance acts to store electrical energy as Ans: electric field. The composite wave Ans: is a sine wave with an amplitude equal to the sum of the amplitudes of the two original waves. Which of the following is not a characteristic of mica capacitors? Ans: Small size. A material with a high dielectric constant Ans: acts to increase capacitance per unit volume. A triangular wave exhibits Ans: a defined rise and a defined decay. Ans: the capacitance increases.000 millisecond (1. The main advantage of air as a dielectric material for capacitors is the fact that it Ans: has low loss. A ferromagnetic core is placed in an inductor mainly to Ans: increase the inductance. Ans: the capacitance increases. As an inductor core material. even for large values of capacitance. A major feature of a pot core inductor is Ans: large inductance in small volume. it does noe exist). which is in the frequency-modulation (FM) broadcast band and is considered part of the very high frequency (VHF) radio spectrum.01 uF Which of the following capacitance values is most typical of an airvariable capacitor? Ans: 1 to 100 pF Which of the following capacitors is polarized? Ans: Electrolytic If a capacitor has a negative temperature coefficient. At a frequency of 400 Hz. because the two input waves cancel each other out. the most likely form for an inductor would be Ans: toroidal. the peak-to-peak amplitude is equal to Ans: twice the peak amplitude Which one of the following does not affect the power output available from a particular ac generator? Ans: The type of natural energy source used. assuming there is no mutual inductance. As capacitor plate area increases.7 MHz. In a perfect sine wave. • CHAPTER 10 • An inductor works by Ans: storing energy as a magnetic field. The main problem with bar-graph meters is the fact that Ans: they cannot give very precise readings. If two perfect sine waves have the same frequency and the same amplitude. Which of the following capacitance values is most typical of a diskceramic capacitor? Ans: 100 pF Which of the following capacitance values is most typical of a paper capacitor? Ans: 0.000 kHz A degree of phase represents Ans: 1/360 of a cycle Ans: increases the inductance. and the two are equal. • • An advantage of ac over dc in utility applications is the fact that Ans: ac is easier to transform one voltage to another. the result would be Ans: Fluctuating dc. • • • • • • • Suppose that two ac waves have the same frequency but differ in phase by exactly 1/20 of a cycle. a good form for an inductor would be Ans: air-core. Which of the following does not affect inductance of an air-core coil. Three phase ac Ans: consists of three sine waves in different phases. If two perfect sine waves have the same frequency and the same phase. all other things being equal. air Ans: has high permeability. the composite wave Ans: has zero amplitude (that is. What is the phase difference between these two waves? Ans: 180 degrees. is Ans: equal to 1 divided by the frequency in Hertz The 6th harmonic of an ac wave whose period is 1. The main problem with bar-graph meters is the fact that Ans: they cannot give very precise readings. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 5 . in seconds. then Ans: its capacitance decreases as the temperature rises. • A significant advantage in some situations of a toroidal core over a solenoid is the fact that Ans: the magnetic flux in a toroid is practically all within the core. As the spacing between plates in a capacitor is smaller. all other things being equal. At a frequency of 95. With permeability tuning. if all other factors are held constant? Ans: frequency In a small inductance Ans: energy is stored and released quickly.• On a spectrum analyzer. If a 175 V dc source were connected in series with the utility mains from a standard wall outlet. but are in opposite phase.

the value of xL for a particular coil of wire Ans: decreases. Ans: corresponds to a unique combination of resistance and inductive reactance. all other things being equal. This number is Ans: 360. the phase angle is Ans: 0° • • • • • CHAPTER 13 • As the number of turns in a coil that carries ac increases without limit. Each complex impedance value R . • • All sine waves Ans: have similar general appearance.CHAPTER 12 • • Which of the following is not a general characteristic of an ac wave? Ans: The electrons flow in the same direction. the length of the vector represents Ans: the peak amplitude of a sine wave In vector diagram. If the dielectric material between the plates of a capacitor is changed. The resultant has voltages of Ans: ± 4 V pk. If R increases in an RC circuit. Two pure sine wave differ in phase by 180° can be considered to Ans: be in phase opposition • • Suppose two sine waves are in phase opposition. • • If wave X lags wave Y by 1/3 cycle. In a purely resistive circuit. This number is Ans: 180. You can add or subtract a certain number of degrees of phase or to from a sine wave. then Ans: WAye Y is 120° ahead of wave X. the progression. A vector is defined as mathematical quantity that has Ans: magnitude and direction In a circuit containing inductive reactance but no resistance. The derivative of a sine wave Ans: is the rate of change in the instantaneous value. Suppose two waves are in phase coincidence. shifting the phase of an ac sine wave by 90° is the same thing as Ans: moving it right or left by ¼ cycle. As the frequency of a wave gets lower. If wave X leads wave Y by 45°. the value of xC for a capacitor Ans: increases negatively. The resultant has voltages of Ans: ± 8 V pk.jXC Ans: represents a unique combination of resistance and reactance. A phase difference of 180° in the circular motion model of a sine wave represents Ans: ½ revolution You can add or subtract a certain number of degrees of phase to or from a wave. the phase angle is Ans: equal to 90°. the angle between two vectors represents Ans: the phase difference between two sine waves. but the capacitance and the frequency are nonzero and constant. the distance from the center of the graph represents Ans: peak amplitude • • In diagrams. Each point in the RL plane. all other things being equal. Each point in the RC plane Ans: corresponds to a unique combination of resistance and reactance. Each specific complex impedance value defined in the form R + jXL Ans: All of the above are true. the phase angle Ans: approaches 0°. the reactance at a constant frequency Ans: increases • If xC/R = -1 then what is the phase angle? Ans: -45° CHAPTER 15 • The square of an imaginary number Ans: can never be positive • 6 . the points in the RL plane for all the resulting impedances will lie along Ans: a ray of indefinite length. but are always in the ratio 3:1. then the vector in the RC plane will Ans: get longer and rotate counterclockwise. approaching zero As the number of turns in a coil increases. in phase with wave Y. As shown on a graph. Wave X has a peak amplitude of ± 4 V and wave Y has a peak amplitude of ± 8 V. or any whole-number multiple of it. of the is sometimes depicted as Ans: counterclockwise rotation of a vector • • • As the frequency of an ac wave gets lower. Ans: we cannot say what happens to xC without more data. and end up with exactly the same wave again. If the inductive reactance and resistance in an RL circuit are equal (as expressed in ohms) then what is the phase angle? Ans: 45° • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 14 • As the size of the plates in a capacitor increases. and end up with an inverted (upside down) representation of the original. One has peak values of ± 3 V and the other has peak values of ± 5 V. as the ratio xC/R approaches zero. If the resistance R and the inductive reactance XL both are allowed to vary from zero to unlimited values. In vector diagram. all other things are being equal Ans: the value of xC decreases negatively. In an RC circuit. or any odd-whole number multiple of it. then Ans: Wave Y is 1/8 cycle behind wave X. pointing outward the origin. the current in the coil will Ans: decrease. • • In vector diagrams. in phase with the composites.

234-V rms electricity usually has Ans: three phases. The complex impedance value 5 + j0 represents Ans: a pure resistance The complex impedance value 0 – j22 represents Ans: a pure capacitance If the center conductor of a coaxial cable is made to have a smaller diameter. • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 16 • When R = 0 in a series RLC circuit. as the resistance becomes small compared with the reactance. all other things being equal. the angle of lag approaches which of the following? Ans: 90° In a parallel configuration. A transformer has a secondary to primary turns ratio of 0. depending on the extent and phase of mutual coupling. but the net reactance is not zero. Power factor is equal to Ans: true power divided by apparent power. the impedance vector Ans: none of the above is correct What will happen to the susceptance of a capacitor if the frequency is doubled and all other factors remain constant? Ans: It will double A vector pointing southeast in the GB plane would indicate Ans: conductance and inductive susceptance • • • • • • • CHAPTER 17 • The power in a pure reactance is Ans: imaginary. This transformer is Ans: a step down unit. a center tap often exists in Ans: the secondary winding An autotransformer Ans: consists of a single tap winding If there is reactance in the load to which a transformer is connected.167. The capacitance between the primary and the secondary windings of a transformer can be minimized by Ans: placing the windings on opposite sides of a toroidal core. as the absolute value of the impedance in a circuit increases Ans: the flow of ac decreases • • Which of the following is a significant problem that standing waves can cause in an RF transmission line? Ans: All of the above • • CHAPTER 18 • In a step-up transformer. • TEST: PART 2 • Mutual inductance causes the net value of a set of coils Ans: vary. susceptances Ans: simply add up. concerning air cores compared with ferromagnetic cores? Ans: Air concentrates the magnetic lines of flux Eddy currents cause Ans: an increase in core loss.5 H? Ans: Ferromagnetic pot core An advantage of toroid core over a solenoid core is the fact that Ans: the toroid confines the magnetic flux High voltage is used in long-distance power transmission because Ans: the I2R losses are minimized In a household circuit. In a transformer. Which of the following is not an example of true power? Ans: The product of the rms ac through capacitor and the rms voltage across it. The shell method of transformer winding Ans: provides maximum coupling Which of these core types is best if you need a winding inductance of 1. If two sine waves are 180° out of phase. In general. then Ans: a perfect impedance match cannot be obtained. Ans: the primary voltage is less than the secondary voltage. what will happen to the Zo of the transmission line? Ans: It will increase. it represents a difference of • • • The phase angle in an ac circuit is equal to Ans: arctan (R/Z) Which of the following should be minimized in an RF transmission line? Ans: The line loss Which of the following does not increase the loss in the transmission line? • • • • 7 . • A complex number Ans: has a real number part and an imaginary part. In a series RL circuit. Susceptance and conductance add to form Ans: Complex admittance • • Absolute value impedance is equal to the square root of which of the following? Ans: R2 + X2 • • Inductive susceptance is defined in Ans: imaginary siemens Capacitive susceptance values can be defined by Ans: positive imaginary numbers Which of the following is false? Ans: Characteristic impedance is complex. Which of the following statements is false.Ans: Reducing the power output of the source.

but they cancel each other out when they combined. • • In a step down transformer. The vector 40 + j30 in the RX plane represents Ans: 40 Ω of resistance and 30 Ω of inductive reactance. A capacitor with a negative temperature coefficient Ans: exhibits increasing capacitance as the temperature drops. What is the phase difference between the waves? Ans: 180° The characteristic impedance of a transmission line Ans: depends on the construction of a line. Selenium works especially well in Ans: photocells Of the following. where R is the resistance and X is the net reactance. The purpose of doping is to Ans: gives a semiconductor material specific properties. True power is equal to Ans: the vector difference between VA and reactive power. A pure sine wave contains energy at Ans: only one specific frequency. • If R denotes resistance and Z denotes absolute-value impedance then R/Z represents the Ans: power factor • When analyzing a parallel RLC circuit to find the complex impedance. which is the most commonly used semiconductor? Ans: Silicon GaAs is Ans: a compound A disadvantage of MOS devices is the fact that Ans: they can be damaged by electrostatic discharges. the junction is Ans: reverse biased at a voltage less than the avalanche voltage. and then add these to get R + jX Suppose that two pure sine waves have no dc components. Inductive susceptance is Ans: negative imaginary • • The rate of change (derivative)_ of a pure sine wave is another pure sine wave that has the same frequency as the original wave. • • • CHAPTER 19 • • The term semiconductor arises from Ans: variable conductive properties of some materials. you should Ans: find the net conductance and susceptance.Ans: ½ of a cycle. is found according to which of the following formulas? Ans: Z2 = R2X2/(R2+X2) Complex numbers are used to represent impedance because Ans: they provide a way to represent what happens in resistance-reactance circuits. • • The 0° phase point in an ac sine wave is usually considered to be the point in time at which the instantaneous amplitude is Ans: zero and positive going. The inductance of a coil can be adjusted in a practical way by Ans: varying the number of turns using multiple taps. which material allows the lowest forward voltage drop in a diode? Ans: Germanium A CMOS integrated circuit Ans: requires very little power to function. The absolute value of impedance Z of a parallel RLC circuit. Admittance is Ans: a measure of the ease which a circuit passes ac. and Ans: leads the original wave by 90°. Ans: the primary voltage is greater than the secondary voltage. in farads. Power factor is defined as the ratio of Ans: true power to VA power. Ans: the current leads the voltage by a few degrees. • • Which of the following capacitor is polarized? Ans: Electrolytic A coil with a toroidal. and have the same peak-to-peak voltages. ferromagnetic core Ans: is essentially self shielding. A semiconductor material is made into N type Ans: adding a donor impurity Which of the following does not result from adding an acceptor impurity? Ans: The substance requires an electron surplus In a P type material. convert to resiatnce and reactance. The reactance of a section of transmission line depends on all of the following factors except Ans: the current in the line. • • The efficiency of electric generator Ans: is equal to the electrical output power divided by the mechanical input power. • • Which of the following (within reason) has no effect on the value. have the same frequency. Holes flow the opposite way from electrons because Ans: they have opposite electric charge • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8 . • • In a series RC circuit where R = 300 Ω and xC = -30 Ω. of a capacitor? Ans: The frequency. Which of the following is not an advantage of semiconductor devices over vacuum tubes? Ans: Ability to withstand high voltage spikes. Of the following substances. electrons are Ans: the minority carriers Holes move from Ans: P-type to N-type material When a P-N junction does not conduct even though a voltage is applied.

center tap arrangement The part of a power supply preceding the regulator is Ans: the filter If a half wave rectifier is used with 165 V pk ac input.6 V A diode audio limiter circuit Ans: can cause distortion under some conditions. In a power supply designed to provide high power at low voltage. Ans: amplitude/frequency Zener voltage is a specialized manifestation of Ans: avalanche voltage The forward breakover voltage of a silicon diode is Ans: about 0. The capacitance of a varactor varies with the Ans: reverse voltage The purpose of the I layer in a PIN diode is to Ans: minimize the junction capacitance Which of these diode types can be used as the key element in the oscillator circuit of a microwave radio transmitter? • • • • • • • • • • • • • 9 . then Ans: the circuit is operating in a linear manner. the peak voltage that occurs across the diodes in the reverse direction is approximately Ans: 70 V pk What is the principal disadvantage of a voltage-doubler power supply circuit? Ans: Poor regulation under heavy loads. A photodiode.522 MHz and 3. If a full wave bridge circuit is used with a transformer whose secondary provides 50 V rms. then the output of the complete transformer diode circuit is Ans: none of the above A crystal set Ans: requires no battery • CHAPTER 21 • The output of a rectifier circuit without a filter Ans: pulsating dc Which of the following components is not necessarilt required in a power supply designed to produce 12-V dc output with 117-V rms ac input? Ans: All of the above (transformer. • • Suppose of the two input signal frequencies to a mixer circuit are 3. Avalanche voltage is routinely exceeded when a P-N junction acts as a Ans: voltage regulator Which of the following does not affect the junction capacitance of a diode? Ans: the phase of an applied ac signal • Ans: An IMPATT diode A Gunnplexer is often used as a Ans: microwave communications device The most likely place you would find an LED would be in Ans: a digital frequency display Coherent electromagnetic radiation is produced by Ans: laser diode Suppose you want a circuit to operate in a stable manner when the load impedance varies. the best rectifier circuit would probably be the Ans: full wave. If the reverse bias exceeds the avalanche voltage in a P-N junction. and filter) Of the following appliances. What is the approximate dc output voltage with no load? Ans: 28 V The ripple frequency from a full wave rectifier is Ans: twice that from a half-wave circuit • • • • • A diode detector Ans: is employed in some radio receivers • • If the output wave in a circuit has the same shape as the input wave. has Ans: reverse bias. Ans: the junction will conduct current. condiction will not occur unless Ans: the applied volktage exceeds the forward breakover voltage. Suppose a transformer secondary provides 10 V rms ac to a voltage doubler circuit.• If an electron is considered to have a charge of -1 unit. and if the peak voltage across the diode never exceeds the avalanche voltage. when not used as a photovoltaic cell. At which of the following frequencies can we expect a signal to exist at the output? Ans: 455 kHz Fill in the blanks to make the sentence correct: “ A spectrum analyzer provides a display of ___ as a function of ____. You might consider a coupling method that employs Ans: an optoisolator The electrical power that a solar panel can provide either in direct sunlight depends on all of the following factors except Ans: the ac voltage applied to the panel Emission of energy in an IRED is caused by Ans: changes in electron energy within atoms. rectifier. the anode voltage Ans: is positive relative to the cathode voltage If a diode is connected in series with the secondary winding of an ac transformer. which need the biggest transformer? Ans: A television broadcast transmitter An advantage of full-wave bridge rectification is the fact that Ans: it uses the whole transformer secondary for the entire ac input cycle. the effective dc output voltage is Ans: considerably less than 165 V. then a hole can be considered to have Ans: a charge of + 1 unit When a PN junction is forward biased. • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 20 • When a diode is forward biased.977 MHz.

which of the following techniques can be useful? Ans: Connecting multiple diodes in parallel. the alpha cutoff frequency is Ans: 335 kHz • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 22 • In a PNP circuit. If you need exceptionally good ripple filtering for a power supply. A current surge takes place when a power supply is first turned on because Ans: the filter capacitor(s) must be initially charged. Suppose that the gain of a transistor in a common emitter circuit is 100 at a frequency of 1 kHz. • • Transient suppression is of importance mainly because it minimizes the risk of Ans: diode failure If a fuse blows. The configuration noted for its stability in RF power amplifiers is the Ans: common base circuit. pinchoff occurs when the gate bias is Ans: large and negative The current consists mainly of holes when a JFET Ans: has a P-type channel A JFET might work better than a bipolar transistor in Ans: a weak signal RF amplifier In a P-channel JFET. there is a good chance that Ans: the fuse will blow out right away. • • With no signal input. reverse biased. which of the following alternatives will yield the best results? Ans: Use two capacitor/choke filtering sections in cascade. the gain bandwidth product is Ans: the frequency at which the gain is 1. provided that Ans: the power supply or battery polarity is reversed. the collector Ans: is negative with respect to the emitter. it is said to be Ans: in state of saturation. To repair a damaged power supply with which you are not completely familiar. Suppose you set a fuse with nothing but a straight wire inside. and the gain is 70. Ans: the drain is negative relative to the source A JFET is sometimes biased at or beyond pinchoff in Ans: a power amplifier The gate of a JFET exhibits Ans: high impedance Which of the following conditions is not normally desirable in a JFET? Ans: A forward biased PN junction.7 at 335 kHz. When a transistor is conducting as much as it can. In many cases.Ans: point B • Which of the following would make the best filter for a power supply? Ans: A capacitor in parallel and a choke in series. The greatest possible amplification is obtained in Ans: a common emitter circuit. In a common base circuit. The current through a transistors depends on Ans: more than one of the above. the emitter corresponds to Ans: either of the diode cathodes. The bipolar transistor configuration most often used for matching a high input impedance to a low output impedance puts signal ground at Ans: the collector The output is in phase with the input in Ans: more than one of the above. Suppose that the input signal to a transistor amplifier results in saturation during part of the cycle. The gain drops to 1 at 210 MHz. A bipolar transistor has Ans: three semiconductor layers. Voltage regulation can be accomplished by a Zener diode connected in Ans: parallel with the filter output. • • • • • • • • • • • • 10 . with low-value resistors in series with each diode. In order to minimize the risk of diode destruction as a result of surge current that can occur when a power supply is first switched on. you should Ans: leave it alone and have a professional work on it. In the dual-diode model of an NPN transistor. The input is applied to the collector in Ans: none of the above. a bipolar transistor would have the least Ic when Ans: The E-B junction is reverse biased. Which of the operating point is best if a large amplification factor is desired with a weak signal input? Ans: Point C The forward breakover pojnt for the E-B junction is nearest to CHAPTER 23 • • The current through the channel of a JFET is directly affected by all of the following except Ans: gate bias In an N channel JFET. a PNP transistor can be replaced with an NPN device and the circuit will do the same thing. You can assume that this fuse Ans: is a quick break type. and it is replaced with one having a lower current rating. the output is taken from the Ans: collector. This produces Ans: the greatest possible amplification. • Saturation is nearest to Ans: point D The greatest gain occurs at Ans: point C In a common emitter circuit.

An oscillator might fail to start for any of the following reasons. The channel in a zero-biased JFET is normally Ans: in a conducting state. The highest modulating frequency can be used effectively is Ans: 155 kHz The reflected wave Ans: arrives in a variable phase compared with the direct wave. Transconductance is a ratio of Ans: a change in drain current to a change in gate voltage. A frequency synthesizer has Ans: exceptional stability A graphic equalizer is a form of Ans: tone control that can be used in an audio amplifier. The optimum capacitance values in an amplifier circuit depend on Ans: the input signal frequency. What bipolar amplifier type has some distortion in the signal wave. it is a good thing.• When a JFET is pinched off. the feedback should be Ans: just enough to sustain oscillation. • • • • • • • • • • 11 . which of the electrodes receives the input signal? Ans: The gate Which of the following circuits produces an output signal wave that is 180° out of phase with the input signal wave? Ans: The common source circuit. If the impedance of the load connected to the output of an oscillator is extremely high. Ans: the drain current fluctuates with no signal. a class C amplifier is always nonlinear. except Ans: in-phase feedback. The input impedance of a MOSFET is Ans: extremely high. of the cycle? Ans: class AB2 An RF oscillator usually Ans: has most or all of its energy at a single frequency. with collector during most. Which of the following modes is used to send image data over telephone lines? Ans: Fax The S/N is a measure of Ans: the sensitivity of a receiver. In a source follower. in a push-pull configuration. • A radio wave has a frequency of 1. The output power is 33 W. In an oscillator circuit.55 MHz. but not all. Ans: it is no cause for concern. A significant between MOSFETs and JFETs is the fact that Ans: MOSFETs can handle a wider range of gate bias voltage. A class C amplifier can be made linear by Ans: no means. When an enhancement mode MOSFET is at zero bias. • • • • • A disadvantage of MOS components is the fact that Ans: they can be easily damaged by static electricity. An advantage of FSK over on/off keying is the fact that Ans: reduces the number of receiving errors. the dc collector power input is Ans: 50 W The arrangement in the block diagram represents Ans: a waveform analyzer A tuned RF PA must always be Ans: adjusted for maximum power output. • In which of the following FET amplifier types does drain current flow for exactly 50 percent of the signal cycle? Ans: Class B The frequency at which a quartz crystal oscillator produces energy is largely dependent on Ans: the physical thickness of the quartz wafer. Suppose a certain bipolar-transistor PA is 66 percent efficient. • • A power gain of 44 dB is equivalent to which of the following output/input power ratios? Ans: 25. biased exactly at cutoff or pinchoff. Class B amplification can be used to obtain low distortion for audio applications Ans: by connecting two identical bipolar transistors or FETs. Which of the following circuits can produce the greatest gain (amplification factor)? Ans: The common source circuit • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 24 • The decibel is a unit of Ans: relative signal strength CHAPTER 25 • An oscillator at RF amplifier requires the use of Ans: a stage with gain Suppose a circuit is found to have a gain figure of – 15 dB. Which of the following statements is true? Ans: The input signal is stronger than the output signal. An enhancement mode MOSFET can be recognized in schematic diagrams by the presence of Ans: a broken vertical line inside the circle. Ans: the value of dID/dEG is zero with no signal input. Characteristic curves for JFETs generally show Ans: drain current as a function of drain voltage. in fact.000:1 An RF choke Ans: passes dc but blocks RF signals. The highest layer of the ionosphere is Ans: F layer An LSB suppressed carrier signal can be demodulated by Ans: a product detector.

X. the control electrode is usually the Ans: gate A diode can be used as a frequency multiplier because of its Ans: nonlinearity.335 to 13. SSTV signals.” Ans: Serial The inputs of an R-S flip-flop are known as Ans: reset and set. • Suppose an SSB suppressed carrier is at 14.335 MHz. and audio data is contained in a band from 14. The beta of a bipolar transistor is another name for its Ans: current amplification factor. Which of the layer of the ionosphere exists at the lowest altitude? Ans: D layer. Which of the following is not a common form of data transmission? Ans: Polarization modulation. The dynamic range in a superhet is largely influenced by the performance of the Ans: front end. Y. • In a JFET. Which of the following modes can be demodulated by an enevelope detector? Ans: AM The bandwidth of a fax signal is kept narrow by Ans: sending the data at a slow rate of speed. How many possible input combinations are there? Ans: 16 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 26 TEST 3 • Suppose inverters are placed in series with both inputs of an AND gate. for all logical statements X and Y. addition represents Ans: the logical OR operation. you can be certain that the number is Ans: radix 16 Which of the following codes is digital? Ans: Morse. Under what conditions is the output of the resulting black box high? Ans: If and only if both inverter inputs are low. Frequency sweeping can be used to get a transmitter to produce Ans: spread-spectrum signals. Fill in the blank to make the sentence true: “The reception of ____ can be improved by the use of DSP.0 V Fill in the blank to make the following sentence true: “ ___ data transmission refers to digital bits sent along a single line. The fifth digit from the right in a binary number carries which decimal value? Ans: 16 What is the octal equivalent of binary 1010? Ans: 12 What is the largest possible radix 10 number represented as a sixdigit binary number? Ans: 63 If one of the inputs to a two-input NOR gate is high. has good Ans: selectivity. and Z. Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it true: “The deviation of a narrowband voice FM signal normally extends up to ____ either side of the unmodulated-carrier frequency.338 MHz. Under what conditions is the output of the resulting black box is low? Ans: if and only if both inputs are high In Boolean algebra. and then separated again at the receiver? Ans: None of the above. When both inputs of an R-S flip-flop are zero. What is this mode? Ans: USB A receiver that responds to a desired signal. Suppose an AND gat is followed by an inverter. • • • • • 12 . one bit after another. Which of the following voltages coulde normally represent a 1 in positive logic? Ans: +5 V Which of the following voltages might normally represent a 1 in negative logic? Ans: 0. A very brief. synchronized communications signals) • If you see a number represented by FF in the documentation of an electronic circuit or system. • • In which mode are signals interwined in the time domain at the transmitter. Baudot and ASCII (all of the above). high voltage spike on an ac power line is called Ans: a transient. but not to another signal very close by in frequency. • • • • • • If the output to a logical inverter is low. what is the output state? Ans: Low Suppose a logic circuit has four inputs W. it means that Ans: the single input is high The output of an AND gate is high if and only if Ans: all inputs are high De Mrogans Theorem states that. Which of the following is not a characteristic of an oscillator? Ans: Negative feedback. Ans: the outputs stay as they are.” Ans: any of the above (SSB signals. Ans: 5 kHz An FM detector with built-in limiting is Ans: a ratio detector • • A continuously variable signal (Such as music audio) can be recovered from a signal having only a few discrete levels or states by means of Ans: a D/A converter.Ans: (-X) + (-Y) is equivalent to –(X*Y).

In all other instances Z = 1. the output is high Ans: only when the inputs have opposite logic states.and N-type material. the minority carriers are Ans: holes A disadvantage of a full wave rectifier is the fact that Ans: the output waveform is harder to filter than is the case with a full-wave rectifier. When the bias in an FET stops the flow of current. • • • • • • 13 . and an output called Z. thereby making the component effective as a high-speed RF switch? Ans: A layer of intrinsic semiconductor can be placed between the P. which of the following is normal concerning the emitter and collector voltages? Ans: The collector is negative relative to the emitter. In a reverse biased semiconductor diode. Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it true: “ An oscillator. called X and Y. • Which of the following bipolar transistor circuits can. the junction capacitance depends on the Ans: the width of the depletion region. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The most stable type of oscillator is Ans: a quartz crystal. Which of the following logical expressions respresents the content of the black box? Ans: X + (-Y) A method of modulation in which the strength of pulses varies Ans: pulse amplitude modulation Boolean algebra is Ans: a useful toll in binary digital circuit design A voltage doubler power supply is best use for Ans: circuits that need high voltage but do not draw much current. What can be done to minimize the capacitance of the P-N junction in a semiconductor diode. Which type of modulation consists of one voice sideband. In an exclusive OR circuit. The best electrical ground for a power supply is obtained by Ans: ensuring that the ground wire from the power supply is connected to the third wire hole in one of the utility outlets of a properly installed three-wire electrical circuit. the condition is called Ans: pinchoff The VA rating of a transformer is an expression of Ans: none of the above In an N-type semiconductor. This phenomenon is known as Ans: avalanche effect. A simple power supply filter can be built with Ans: a capacitor in parallel with the dc output. the symbol for a PNP bipolar transistor can be recognized by Ans: an arrow inside the symbol circle. A power gain of 30 dB is equivalent to which amplification factor Ans: 1000 If a listener is not expecting any change in the intensity of a signal or sound. it will conduct.” Ans: stability. An optoisolator consists of an Ans: LED and a photodiode. A voltage controlled oscillator makes use of Ans: a varactor diode. with a suppressed carrier? Ans: LSB In an AND gate. A ratio detector is a circuit for demodulating which of the following? Ans: FM Suppose there is a binary digital black box with two inputs. An example of a device that is commonly used as an oscillator at microwave frequencies is Ans: A Gunn diode. then Z = 0. ____ is an expression of the extent to which the circuit maintains constant signal frequency output under variable operating conditions. • • If the source-gate junction in an FET conducts. • • What is the radix of the octal number system? Ans: 23 Signal to noise ratio (S?N) is often specified when stating Ans: the sensitivity of a receiver. When a semiconductor is reverse-biased with a large enough voltage. Synchronizing pulses in a conventional analog TV signal Ans: keep the image from tearing or rolling. and which is often used in making photocells is Ans: selenium. Which type of PA circuit provides the highest efficiency when used with the appropriate amount of driving power? Ans: Class C Baudot is a form of Ans: digital code. A Zener diode would most likely be found in Ans: the voltage regulator in a power supply. and is also an expression of its overall reliability. Ans: it is a sign of improper bias.• In a schematic diagram. if X = 0 and Y = 1. The ratio of the difference in IC to the difference in IB that occurs when a small signal is applied to the base of a bipolar transistor is called the Ans: dynamic current amplification. the smallest change that can be noticed is approximately which of the following? Ans: ± 3 dB A common base circuit is commonly employed as Ans: an RF power amplifier A semiconductor material especially noted for its photoconductivity. pointing from the emitter toward the base. in theory. provide the most amplification? Ans: Common Emitter. In the operation of a PNP bipolar transistor. the output is high Ans: only when all inputs are high.

When the radiation resistance in an antenna system represents most of the total system resistance. What is the efficiency of this system? Ans: 80 percent The null in a loopstick antenna exists Ans: in the line that coincides with the coil axis. and is operated at 20 MHz. Ans: the system can be expected to have high efficiency. The maximum radiation and response for this loop can be expected to occur Ans: along a line perpendicular to the plane containing the loop. and is operated at 75 MHz. All elements are added to a properly designed Yagi antenna. In a step up transformer. An op amp circuit usually employs negative feedback on Ans: control the gain Suppose a communications channel carries several signals once. Ans: the secondary voltage is more than the primary voltage. Which type of digital IC is least susceptible to noise? Ans: Transistor-transistor logic Which of the following is not a characteristic of CMOS chips? Ans: Ability to handle extremely high power. is fed with open-wire transmission line and an antenna tuner. At which of the following lengths is the radiation resistance at the feedpoint the highest? Ans: λ In order to obtain reasonable efficiency with a λ/4 vertical antenna mounted poorly conducting soil at a frequency of 10 MHz. Capacitors and Diodes) of the above component types are practical for direct fabrication on a chip. and just as easy to write data into it. Consider a single turn. Suppose an antenna has a radiation resistance of 40 Ω at 8. What is the efficiency of this system? Ans: Impossible to determine without more information.• In an enhancement mode MOSFET. A J pole is a modified form of Ans: zepp antenna CHAPTER 28 • • Because of the small size of ICs compared with equivalent circuits made from discrete components. it is necessary to Ans: minimize the loss resistance by installing numerous ground radials. Ans: the f/s ratio increases. closed loop having a circumference of 95 ft. Ans: it is easier to read data from the device that to write data into it. feed-line radiation can be minimized by Ans: using the antenna only at frequencies where its length is a whole number multiple of λ/2. An absolute limit to the component density that can be achieved in IC technology is determined by Ans: the size of the semiconductor atoms. • • CHAPTER 27 • • Imagine a center fed. Which. which of the following terms means that the data contents vanish if power is removed from a chip? Ans: Volatility • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 14 . A driven element in a parasitic array is Ans: connected to the feed line In a zepp antenna. closed loop having a circumference of 65 ft. whose length can be varied at will. of the following component types is not practical for direct fabrication on a chip? Ans: All three (Resistors. is fed with open wire transmission line and an antenna tuner. a director is usually Ans: tuned to a slightly higher frequency than the driven element. With a ROM chip. With a RAM chip. Which of the following antenna types is not designed for transmitting at 10GHz? Ans: A zepp antenna A vertical antenna measuring λ/2 in height does not require a ground system with low resistance because Ans: None of the above apply. suppose this loop is circular lies entirely in a single plane. Which type of IC must be physically removed from the circuit to have its memory contents changed? Ans: EPROM chip With respect to memory. Consider a single turn. Suppose this loop is circular. The maximum radiation and response for this loop can be expected to occur Ans: in the plane containing the loop In a parasitic array. lies entirely in a single plane. Which of the following is not an advantage of ICs over discrete components? Ans: Lower gain.5 MHz. Ans: it is easy to read data from the device. if any. In which of the following devices would never find an IC as the main component? Ans: The final amplifier in a large radio broadcast transmitter. Which type of IC might be used to single signals out of reception? Ans: A multiplexer/demultiplexer Which type of IC is most commonly used to determine whether two dc voltages are the same or different? Ans: A comparator. What state of affairs is optimal in a waveguide? Ans: None of the above. straight wire antenna in free space. Ans: the channel does not conduct with zero gate bias. Suppose an antenna system has a radiation resistance of 40 Ω and a loss resistance of 10 Ω. • Which of the following antenna types is well suited to use with parallel-wire transmission line? Ans: The folded dipole. Ans: higher switching speeds are attainable.

Which factor is most significant in limiting the maximum frequency at which a tube can operate? Ans: The capacitance among the electrodes. how many orders of magnitude larger is VLSI than MLSI? Ans: Four • Which of the following shows the input and output of a differentiator of a circuit? Ans: A Which of the following shows the input and output of an integrator of a circuit? Ans: C Flip-flops are used to store data in Ans: none of the above Capacitors are used to store data in Ans: none of the above The phase of a sine wave signal can be shifted 180° by Ans: applying the signal to the inverting input of the op amp. is known as • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 15 . the aperture size is directly related to the Ans: image resolution • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 29 CHAPTER 30 • A major difference between a triode tube and an N-channel FET is the fact that Ans: triodes need higher power-supply voltages. A vidicon camera tube is noted for its Ans: slow response to image movement in dim light. Ans: the filament serves as the cathode. In a tube with a cold cathodes. The plate in a tetrode tube is normally connected to Ans: a positive dc power-supply voltage. A foam like material. Collimator of IR rays can be done by means of Ans: an ordinary lens A computer map Ans: can help a robot find its way around. The distance of a target from a radar station is called Ans: the range. An advantage of grounded-grid RF power amplifier over a grounded-cathode RF power amplifier is the fact that the grounded grid circuit Ans: is more stable A heptode tube has Ans: one plate The electron gun in a CRT is another name for its Ans: cathode • • The electron beam in an electrostatic CRT is bent by Ans: electric fields produced by charged electrodes. Which of the following is not an example of a transducer? Ans: All of the above (microphone. Ans: requires more driving power. which pass among the electrodes. the charge carriers are Ans: free electrons. The screen grid in a tetrode tube is normally connected to Ans: a positive dc power supply voltage. west of the observing station. than a grounded-cathode RF power amplifier.• In terms of the maximum number of transistors on a single chip. Ultrasonic waves travel through a vacuum Ans: Forget it! No form of acoustic wave can travel through a vacuum. What do LORAN and the GPS have in common? Ans: They both involve measurement of distances to determine the location of a receiver A bright spot close to. The control grid of a vacuum tube is the electrical counterpart of the Ans: gate of an FET In a tetrode tube. Which of the following system enables a vessel to navigate entirely from its own frame of reference. In a tube with a directly heated cathode. Which of the following is most suitable for measuring the intensity of dim light? Ans: A photomultiplier tube In a dissector tube. Ans: there is no filament. • • A tube with four grids is called a Ans: hexode. In a Klystron. radio antenna and headet) are examples of transducers. A grounded grid RF power amplifier • • Which of the following devices would most likely be used for adjusting the frequency setting of a digital radio transmitter or receiver? Ans: An optical shaft encoder. A tube with three grids is called a Ans: pentode. without the need for any electronic devices external to itself? Ans: An epipolar navigation system. having a resistance that varies depending on how much it is compressed. Which of the following devices is best for use as an ultrasonic pickup? Ans: A piezoelectric transducer. the electron beam density varies as a result of Ans: velocity modulation. A screen grid enhances tube operation by Ans: minimizing the risk that a tube amplifier will break into oscillation. Which of the following devices or techniques makes use of artificially generated magnetic fields to facilitate location within a work environment? Ans: None of the above. the center of a conventional radar display indicates the presence of a target Ans: at close range. for a given RF power output. and directly to the left.

Which of the following would almost certainly not help? Ans: Build a new transmitter that works on the same frequencies with the same power output as your existing transmitter. one wave direct and one wave reflected from a wall. Which of the following devices can be used to limit the torque or force applied by an electromechanical device such as robot? Ans: back pressure sensor. In a geostationary satellite link. a license is required for Ans: transmitting on amateur radio frequencies. A rack-mounted hi-fi system Ans: can save floor space. Ans: all of the sound power is concentrated at the single frequency. • • The midrange audio frequencies Ans: none of the above. but analog audio is not. Ans: reflection of sound waves from walls should be minimized. • If an amplifier introduces severe distortion in the waveforms of input signals. • • A permanent magnet is a key component of Ans: a dynamic microphone. In order for a receiver to render a digitally encrypted signal intelligible. Which of the following frequencies cannot be received by an AM/FM tuner? Ans: 95. Which of the following devices or circuits ordinarily employs D/A conversion? Ans: A portable CD player. Which of the following is an advantage of digital audio over analog audio? Ans: Digital audio is compatible with vinyl disks and old fashioned reel to reel and cassette tape. Which of the following statements is true? Ans: The speakers are capable of handling the amplifier output. What is the frequency of an acoustic disturbance whose wave length is 120 mm in air? Ans: 2.7 kHz Which of the following statements about woofers is true? Ans: They are specifically designed to reproduce lowfrequency sounds. In an analog audio tape recorder/player. • • A stepper motor Ans: results applied torque when stopped with current going through its coils. A well-designed photoelectric sensor Ans: is not easily fooled by stray sources of light. In an acoustic sound wave. that receiver must Ans: have a decryption key.79 kHz What is the frequency of a sound wave that propagates at a speed of 1100 ft/s? Ans: Forget it! The frequency of sound wave is independent of the propagation speed. An electric motor is an example of Ans: an electromechanical transducer. In a LEO satellite system. the repeater is located Ans: over the equator. A change of + 10 dB in an audio signal represents Ans: a tenfold increase in acoustic power. In the acoustical design of a room intended for a home audio system. Suppose you have an amateur radio station and its transmitter causes EMI to your hi-fi system. Suppose a 10-W amplifier is used with speakers designed for a 100-W amplifier. In the United States. the repeaters are located Ans: in space. A capacitive proximity sensor should not be expected to detect the presence of Ans: a steel post. Body capacitance can be a problem with Ans: capacitive pressure sensors. Vinyl disks are Ans: susceptible to physical damage. The relative phase of two acoustic waves from the same source at the same time. Eavesdropping of a wireless link Ans: is difficult impossible to detect. then that amplifier is Ans: operating in a nonlinear function. can affect Ans: the position of antinodes and nodes. • • • • • CHAPTER 32 • A network that employs one central computer and multiple personal computers is called Ans: client-server network.Ans: an elastomer. • • • • • • • • • • • 16 . • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 31 • A young person can hear sounds at frequencies as high as approximately which of the following? Ans: 20 kHz Electromagnetic interference to a hi-fi amplifier can occur in the presence of Ans: a nearby radio broadcast station. Which of the following devices or systems is not wireless? Ans: A computer with a telephone modem. • • An acoustic transducer can translate an ac electrical signal into Ans: sound or ultrasound. An audio mixer Ans: eliminates EMI problems in all but the worst cases. the recording head Ans: converts sound waves to fluctuating electric current.

Which of the following is a serial-access medium? Ans: Magnetic tape. An advantage of a flatbed scanner over a feedthrough scanner is the fact that Ans: a flatbed scanner can be used to scan magazines or books intact. End-to-end encryption provides Ans: a higher degree of security than wireless only encryption. the term mil spec refers to Ans: the highest obtainable level of security. the region covered by a single base station is called a Ans: cell. Cross-referencing among Web pages is done with Ans: hypertext links. is known as a Ans: peer-to-peer LAN With respect to security. A telephone modem contains Ans: A/D converter. Which of the following types of external storage provide the fastest access time. and in which each computer mores its own data. local time on a Tuesday. is called Ans: a transceiver. Web page addresses usually begin with the letters “http.m. An advantage of a cell phone over a hard-wired phone is the fact that a cell phone set Ans: offers better mobility. A LAN in which each computer has more or less equal status. refers to signals having wavelengths of approximately Ans: 10 m to 100 m. • • A radio signal is considered to be in the shortwave band if its frequency is which of the following: Ans: 5 MHz In cellular network. The sharpness of the image on a computer display can be specified in terms of Ans: dot pitch. and commonly used for wireless communications.com would most likely represent Ans: an e-mail address. • • • • • • A device consisting of a receiver and transmitter in the same case or enclosure. Which of the following is illegal to do in the United States using a ham radio station? Ans: Advertise used cars for sale. but not by geostationary satellite systems. Ans: hard drive • The character string stangibilisco@rushmore. Which of the following character strings represents the proper format for an e-mail address? Ans: none of the above. A thermal printer might be an ideal choice for Ans: a salesperson who is on the road. under what circumstances is it all right for a robot to injure a human being? Ans: Under no circumstances. A packet is Ans: a piece of data sent over the Net. In a two way communication systems with full duplex. such as high end gaming? Ans: A display that does not use interlacing. in reference to audio. provided no software conflicts occur? Ans: A flash memory module. The megabit per second (Mbps) is a common unit that expresses Ans: the speed of an internet connection A platter is Ans: a part of hard drive Protocol ensures that Ans: computers exchange data.” which signifies a form of Ans: protocol. A file server is Ans: a central computer in a local area network. Ans: either party can hear the other at all times. • • • • • • • 17 . An example of a mass-storage device is a • Android takes the form of Ans: the human body According to Asimov’s three laws. An RF field strength meter can be used to Ans: detect the presence of a wireless bugging system. Which of the following devices is best suited for animated graphics work involving fast motion. but a feedthrough scanner cannot. The term cylinder refers to Ans: a set of tracks in a hard drive. An advantage of LRO satellite systems over geostationary satellite is the fact that Ans: the regions near the geographic poles are covered by LEO satellite systems. An advantage of a conventional hard-wired telephone over a cell phone is the fact that a hardwired phone set Ans: affords better privacy. The main microprocessor in a computer is located Ans: on the motherboard.• The term shortwave. The extent to which a machine vision system can differentiate between two objects that are close together is called the Ans: optical resolution. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CHAPTER 33 CHAPTER 34 • One megabyte is the same amount of data as Ans: 1024 KB The Web should be expected to work fastest for a user in New York City at Ans: 2:00 a.

diodes. equipped with filters that pass ___ light. or any other infrastructure? Ans: Because EM waves at these frequencies are often returned to the earth by the ionosphere. repeaters. • • • • • • • • • • • • 18 . megabytes. A robot arm that moves along three independent axes. A limit to the distance over which telepresence is practical is imposed by Ans: the speed of EM wave propagation. and you hear one end of a two-way radio conversation on the receiver. How might this problem be solved? Ans: Switch the monitor to a different channel. In a radar display. and the feed line placed so it lies in the same line as the radiating element. A rule based system is also known as Ans: an expert system. and gigabytes. You can check the baby’s room. each of which is straight and perpendicular to the other two. The peak power output from a multicavity Klystron Ans: can be much greater than the average power output. thereby increasing the electron emission. Why can signals in the so-called shortwave band sometimes propagate for thousands of kilometers without the need for satellites.• A robot car or truck can best keep itself traveling down a specific lane of traffic by means of Ans: edge detection. A mode of communications in which either party can hear while talking. the term manipulator refers to Ans: a robot arm. and a radial line from the center through the blip representing the target. Suppose you are using a battery powered. To which of the following does the term platter apply? Ans: An individual disk in a hard drive. A robot typically determines the steepness of a slope by means of Ans: a clinometer. • • Spherical coordinates can uniquely define the position of a point in up to Ans: three dimensions. and transistors)? Ans: Unlimited power handling capacity. The smoke detector can function by sensing a change in the • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Two-dimensional range plotting Ans: takes place in a single geometric plane. In robotics. A zepp antenna measuring λ/2 can be oriented vertically. • TEST 4 • Which of the following tasks can a displacement transducer perform? Ans: It can convert and electrical signal into mechanical rotation through a defined angle. a resistor is connected between the output and the inverting input. capacitors. What is the purpose of the filament in a vacuum tube? Ans: It heats the cathode.” Ans: blue. The ionization potential of the air can be determined in order to Ans: detect smoke. thus allowing one party to instantly interrupt the other at any time. Which of the following is an undesirable characteristic of ELF radiation? Ans: None of the above apply. and green. The region in space throughout which a robot arm can accomplish tasks is called its Ans: work envelope. Computer memory is typically measured in Ans: kilobytes. The total number of ways in which a robot arm can move is known as Ans: degrees of freedom. red. Figure Test4-1 is a schematic diagram of Ans: An open loop op-amp circuit. Which of the following is an example of series access storage medium for computer disk? Ans: A magnetic tape. • Which of the following is not an advantage of an IC. and the device at its end (such as a gripper) A device with an IR sensor can be used to detect the presence of Ans: warm or hot objects. compared to a circuit built with discrete components (individual resistors. and it is quiet. the cables connecting the various devices should Ans: be shielded whenever practicable. is called Ans: full duplex. Fill in the blank to make the following sentence true: “ A color vision system can use three grayscale cameras. What effect will this have? Ans: It will decrease the gain. An FM stereo tuner generally covers a frequency range of Ans: 88 MHz to 108 MHz. This antenna is known as Ans: A J pole. inductors. The GPS can be used to determine the position of a point in Ans: three dimensions In a component type hi-fi system. Which of the following is an example of wireless technology? Ans: The Global Positioning System. Test 4-1. employs Ans: Cartesian coordinate geometry. A telechir is always used in conjunction with a specialized system of Ans: remote control. the azimuth of a target is equal or proportional to Ans: the clockwise angle between a radial line from the center toward geographic north. multichannel baby monitor. Proximity sensing is most closely a kin to Ans: range plotting. Suppose that in the circuit Fig.

” Ans: ground plane Figure Test 4-3 shows a robotic system that employs Ans: Cylindrical coordinate geometry. The circuit in Fig. a robot must not injure. Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it true: “ A ___ is a vertical radiator. Which of the following antennas would most likely be used in space communications? Ans: A helical antenna The use of a cell phone may be prohibited in a commercial aircraft in flight because Ans: it can interfere with flight instruments and communications. Computer data speed is typically measured in Ans: kilobits per second. elevated above the surface of the earth. Which of the following considerations is most important in a hi-fi audio power amplifier? Ans: nulls in the response to signals coming from the north and south. LSI. terms such as MSI. • • Computer disk storage is typically measured in Ans: kilobytes. is an example of Ans: a piezoelectric transducer. In an electrostatic CRT. megabits per second. so they are no destroyed by electrostatic discharges can build up on a technician’s body? Ans: MOS components. the electron beam can be diverted up and down by Ans: charged plates that attract or repel moving electrons. exhibits Ans: nulls in the response to signals coming from the east to west. and operated against a system of λ/4 horizontal or slightly drooping radials. Which of the following is a characteristic of stepper motor? Ans: It rotates in defined increments. What type of devices require particular care in handling. A device that translates 500-Hz sound waves into ac by means of the interaction between a permanent magnet and a coil of wire is an example of Ans: a dynamic transducer. Fill in the blank to make the following sentence true: “ An ____ functions by sensing variations in the relative phase acoustic waves reflected from objects in the environment. the screen grid Ans: reduces the capacitance between the control grid and the plate • • Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it true: “On the Web data is transmitted by means of a ___ that allows the files on distant computers to appear as if they are on your own computer. Ans: increases as the frequency increases. • • • • • • • 19 . A device that translates a 30 kHz ac voltage into ultrasonic waves by producing stress on a crystal. and gigabits per second. usually measuring λ/4. oriented so its end point toward the eastern and western horizons . the instantaneous rate of change is the voltage is Ans: zero In order for a bipolar transistor to conduct under conditions of no signal input. In a tetrode vacuum tube amplifier.” Ans: protocol. not continuously. • • • • • • • • • • FINAL EXAM • A wire be coiled around a magnetic compass to make Ans: a dc galvanometer The inductive reactance of a fixed air-core coil of wire. An op amp can produce or facilitate Ans: a high signal gain over a wide range of frequencies. Ans: under any circumstances. • • • • • • • • Doppler radar is useful for measuring or estimating Ans: the wind speed in the funnel cloud of a tornado. At the exact moment a 60-Hz ac sine wave is at its positive peak voltage. megabytes and gigabytes.Ans: ionization potential of the air. A robot arm with articulated geomtery Ans: has joints. “ Ans: ultrasonic motion detector Which of the following is an advantage of a large LCD over a large CRT display? Ans: Lighter weight. and VLSI define the Ans: maximum number of transistors per chip. the bias must be Ans: in the forward direction at the emitter-base (E-B) junction. or allow the injury of any human. With respect to ICs. According to Isaac Asimov’s rules for the behavior of robots. In an amplifier that employs a P-channerl JFET. assuming the wire has zero dc resistance (it conducts perfectly). • The instantaneous output voltage of a differentiator is proportional to Ans: the rate at which the instantaneous input voltage changes. • • Which of the following is an application of gas filled tube? Ans: Decorative lighting. the device can usually be replaced with an N-channel JFET having similar specifications provided that Ans: the power supply polarity is reversed for the circuit in question. sufficient to cause forward breakover. A loopstick antenna. A satellite in a LEO system is usually placed in Ans: a polar orbit Sound waves in the atmosphere consist of Ans: moving molecules. similar to those in a human arm. Test 4-2 would be a bad choice for use as a medium power audio amplifier because Ans: Hold it! The circuit in Fig Test 4-2 would be a good choice for use as a medium power audio amplifier. Power is defined as Ans: the rate at which energy is radiated or dissipated. thereby causing the crystal to vibrate.

Exam 2. the sun. it has a theoretically infinite dc resistance). also called a dopant. the term linear arises from the fact that Ans: the amplification factor is generally constant as the instantaneous amplitude varies. that exists in the equipment. each one having the same ohmic value as all the others. C1. Is a semiconductor diode never used to perform? Ans: A semiconductor diode can perform any of the above functions (Rectification. suppose the value of the fixed capacitor. Second. might fail to set off the alarm in the presence of a real threat. One of the technical limitations of capacitive proximity sensors is the fact that they Ans: are not very sensitive to objects that are poor electrical conductors. A dopant with an excess of electrons. is 10 to 365 pF. Which of the following functions (a). (b). How does that current through any one of the resistors compare with the current drawn from the battery? Ans: The current through any one of the resistors is same as the current drawn from the battery? When a nonzero net reactance exists in an ac circuit. The high input impedance of a MOSFET makes this type of device ideal for use in Ans: weak signal amplifiers. In Fig. or (d). because of a difference in the Ans: waveform. even if two instruments are played at the same picth. In a logical AND gate with four inputs. someone with malicious intent. each one having the same ohmic value as all the others. When the carrier and one of the sidebands are removed from an amplitude modulated signal. and that responds withs the requested information by means of radio or a wireless network. making sure to always connect the terminals so they are plus to minus. the voltampere (VA). Fill in the blank in the following statement to make it rue: “Two problems can occur with the ___ type of intrusion alarm. A device which signals can be sent asking for data. and the range of the variable capacitor C2. and the range of the variable capacitor C2. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • When an impurity. a computer converts a polar coordinate image to Ans: A rectangular coordinate image. is known as Ans: a zeppelin antenna A twin T oscillator is commonly used for generating Ans: AF signals. if any. In a power supply filter. A flute sounds different than a violine. and a choke in series. C1. A common collector transistor circuit is often used Ans: to match a high impedance to a low impedance. Frequency Multiplication. This can be done by Ans: connecting 8 cells together in series. How does the voltage across any one of the resistors compare with the battery voltage. results in the production of Ans: an N-type semiconductor. is 330 pF. and Signal Mixing) The reactance of a fixed capacitor. A half0wire length of wire. Fill in the blank in the following sentence to make it correct: “The peak inverse voltage rating of a rectifier diode is the maximum instantaneous reverse bias voltage that it can withstand without ___ taking place. The drain of a JFET is the analog of the Ans: plate of a vacuum tube Suppose you want to obtain a 12-V battery by connecting 1. are connected in series and the entire combination is connected to a 12-V battery. (c). suddenly emerging from clouds or from shadow. assuming it has no leakage conductance (that is. the output is high if and only if Ans: all four of the inputs are high. fed at one end with a quarter wave section of parallel-wire transmission line. assuming no other loads are connected to the circuit? Ans: The voltage across any one of the resistors is 1/5 of the battery voltage. is 220 pF. over a continuous range In Fig. What is the span of capacitance values (minimum to maximum) that can be obtained with this parallel combination with switch S either open or closed. might shine on the sensor and trigger the device when there is not threat. wearing winter clothing and entering on a cold day. and none are low. the result is Ans: a single sideband signal. First. the dashed lines labeled (Z) can represent Ans: the electric lines of flux in the vicinity of two electrically charged objects (X and Y inside the black box) having opposite polarity. and the entire combination is connected to a 12 V battery. The internal conductance (expressed in siemens) of an ammeter is generally Ans: high.” Ans: avalanche effect In an IC. Ans: decreases negatively (approaches zero) as the frequency increases. In Figure Exam-1. In a personal computer. it can contain either an excess of electrons or a deficiency of electrons. Detection. are connected in series. the internal mass storage medium is nearly always Ans: none of the above. is added to a semiconductor material. the term L section refers to a combination of Ans: a capacitor in parallel to the rectifier output. as desired? Ans: 10 to 695 pF. is 10 to 100 • • 20 . Exam 2. In log polar navigation.• • The risk of electrocution to personnel who service “libe” electrical or electronic equipment increases in proportion to the Ans: maximum potential difference. Suppose that five resistors. power also known as the apparent power is Ans: greater than the true power.” Ans: IR radiation detector • • Suppose that five resistors. also known as a donor impurity. is known as a Ans: transponder. suppose the value of the fixed capacitor.5-V size D flashlight cells together. in volts.

Consider two sine waves having identical frequency. Suppose that one wave leads the other by exactly 1/20 of a cycle. In Fig. which could cause the power supply to burn out. If one of the bulbs is shortcircuited. and the dielectric between them is nothing but air. each having a different ohmic value from any of the others. That means that the positive and negative portions have equal amplitudes and equal durations. In the output of a dc power supply. and the coil has an internal resistance of 10 Ω. for conduction to occur through a P-N junction.” Ans: forward bias. what happens to the characteristic impedance? Ans: It increases. a technology in which cell overlap.00 V Fill in the blank in the following statement to make it true: “It takes a certain minimum ___ voltage. tapped winding One of the purposes of the suppressor grid in a pentode vacuum tube amplifier is to Ans: repel secondary electrons emitted by the plate. this circuit will exhibit resonance at Ans: some frequency above 12. What is the span of capacitance values (minimum to maximum) that can be obtained with this parallel combination with switch S either open or closed. assuming there are no nearby conductors or obstructions to distort the pattern. • In which of the following applications would you never find an op amp used as the main active circuit component? Ans: A microwave oscillator In a circuit containing conductance. but signals do not interfere with each other because every phone set is assigned a unique signal code is known as Ans: code division multiple access. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 21 . Suppose you are told that the voltage is 10 V pkpk. If one of the bulbs is unscrewed and removed from the circuit. What is the average voltage? Ans: 0. What is wrong with the circuit as shown? Ans: The +12 V power source should be replaced with a -12 V power source. How are the instantaneous current and the instantaneous voltage related? Ans: None of the above are true. A steady magnetic field can be produced by Ans: any of the above. but with a gap in the range • Which of the following units is most often used for specifying data speed in digital communications systems? Ans: Megabits b\per second. Imagine a string of 20 holiday lights. How does the current through any of the one resitors compare with the current drawn from the battery? Ans: The current through any of the one resistors is the same as the current drawn from the battery. what will happen? Ans: The remaining 19 bulbs will continue to shine exactly as before – no more or less brightly. what type of component can the box with the query symbol (?) contain in order for the circuit to function as indicated? Ans: A diode. and capacitive susceptance. Suppose a coil and capacitor are connected in series. Imagine an inductor and resistor connected in series. Imagine a string of 20 holiday lights. Suppose the frequency of operation is 12. Exam-3. Suppose that five resistors. known as the forward breakover voltage. are connected in series. a condition of resonance exists if and only if Ans: the inductive and capacitive susceptances cancel out. A phase comparator would most likely be found in Ans: A PLL frequency synthesizer An atom with 7 protons and 5 electrons is an example of Ans: a positive ion Electrical energy can be derived from hydrogen on a small scale in a device called Ans: a fuel cell The output wave of a common gate amplifier circuit with a pure sine wave input Ans: is in phase with the input wave Which of the following capacitors is polarized? Ans: Electrolytic The maximum radiation and response from a full-wave loop antenna. all connected in parallel and plugged into a 120 V rms ac wall outlet.pF. paying attention to the polarity. and uniformely spaced exactly 10 mm apart with nothing but air as the dielectric between them. such that the inductive reactance and the resistance are both equal to 400 Ω at a frequency of 100 MHz. What is the phase difference between the two waves? Ans: 18° In a cellular communications system. occurs Ans: perpendicular to the plane of the loop. deviation is Ans: the maximum extent to which the instantaneous carrier frequency differs from the unmodulated carrier frequency.5 MHz. Imagine a perfect square wave with no dc component. inductive susceptance. each having a diameter of exactly 1 mm. as desired? Ans: 5 to 320 pF. and all of the remaining 19 bulbs will go out.5 MHz Imagine a transmission line consisting of two wires. A typical angular speed for an old-fashoined vinyl disk in a hi-fi sound system is Ans: 33 rpm An autotransformer can be recognized by the fact that it has Ans: a single. and the entire combincation is connected to a 12-V battery. with jXL= j40 and jXc = -j70. all connected in parallel and plugged into a 120-V rms ac wall outlet. what will happen? Ans: The fuse or circuit breaker will blow. Figure Exam 5 shows a generic circuit that can be used for broadband RF power amplification. If the two wires are moved so they are uniformely spaced exactly 50 mm apart. Figure Exam 4 is a generic diagram of a device that can be used to measure Ans: dc resistance The maximum gain obtainable with an amplifier that employs a given bipolar transistor Ans: gradually decreases as the frequency increases. In an FM signal. voltage regulation can be obtained by Ans: connecting a Zener diode in parallel.

Imagine an inductor and resistor connected in series. Fill in the blank to make the following sentence true: “Electrical current can be expressed in terms of the number of ___ passing a given point per unit time. Consider a variable capacitor connected in parallel with a fixed toroidal inductor. such that the inductive reactance is 300 Ω and the resistance is 500 Ω at a particular frequency. what happens to the relative phase of the instantaneous current and the instantaneous voltage? Ans: They become more nearly in phase. Figure Exam 7 illustrates a method of Ans: wireless tapping of cordless phone set. Which of the following substances is sometimes used as the semiconductor material in junction field-effect transistors (JFETs)? Ans: Gallium Arsenide. • The gauss is a unit of Ans: magnetic flux density. the total reactance of the combination at a specific constant frequency is Ans: slightly less than twice the reactance of either inductor. Ans: The current leads the voltage by 45°. The robot detects. Imagine a capacitor and resistor connected in series. are connected in parallel. ruining the battery. When two inductors having the same value are connected in series with a small opposing mutual inductance (say the coefficient of coupling is 5 percent or so). The amount of current that a silicon photodiode can deliver in direct sunlight depends on Ans: the surface area of the P-N junction. How does the current through an one of the resistors compare with the current drawn from the battery? Ans: The current though any one of the resistors is 1/5 as great as the current drawn from the battery. Figure Exam 6 shows a radar display and a single blip. each one having the same ohmic value as all the others.com A robot can be guided along a specific route by means of a current carrying wire beneath the surface. the noise can be practically eliminated because Ans: noise is analog in nature. and follows.00 Hz. in order for the system to perform its intended task? Ans: A wireless transmitter Some substances cause magnetic lines of flux to bunch closer together than they would be if the magnetic field existed in a vacuum.” Ans: charge carriers. How are the instantaneous current and the instantaneous voltage related. The power factor in an ac circuit is defined as Ans: the ratio of the true power to the apparent power. What is the approximate azimuth of this target? Ans: 238° Which of the following is an e-mail address in the proper format? Ans: sciencewriter@tahoe. what happens to the reactance of the inductor? Ans: It does not change.00 Hz and the other with a frequency of 60. one with a frequency of 50. • A nickel-cadmium (NICAD) battery should never be discharged until it is totally dead because Ans: the polarity of one or more cells may reverse. and the entire combination is connected to a 12 V battery. If the frequency is decreased. The phase difference between these two waves is Ans: not definable. Which of the following is an advantage of a CRT display over an LCD for a computing workstation? Ans: You can get a bigger screen for a lower price.• When a volatile RAM chip is used in a computer. This property is known as Ans: ferromagnetism In digital audio tape recording and reproduction. indicating the position of a target. the magnetic field produced by the current. Suppose a signal of constant frequency is applied to the combination. If the variable capacitor is adjusted so its value changes from 200 pF to 100 pF. Suppose that five resistors. Imagine two sine waves. In Figure Exam 7. What type of device should this be. thus following the wire. the box at the top contains a query symbol (?). and can be nulled or filtered out without degrading the digital signals. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 22 . Ans: the contents of the memory can be easily overwritten. such that the capacitive reactance is equal to -200 Ω and the resistance is equal to 200 Ω at a frequency of 70 MHz. This is called Ans: an embedded path.