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This is probably fictitious, but then again, maybe not.
Interviewer: Why is a thicker conductor necessary to carry AC current as compared to DC?
Student: Vrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in rising pitch)
Student: An AC current goes up and down (drawing a sinusoid) and requires more space inside
the wire, so the wire has to be thicker.
Interviewer: How will you tell if that wall outlet
carries AC or DC?
Student: I will put my finger in. If it is pushed away, it is DC. If it
gets stuck, it was AC.
Interviewer: How will you reverse direction of an induction motor?
Student: I will remove the four bolts at the base, turn the motor around, and put back the
Interviewer: How do you start a synchronous motor?
Student: rrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in falling pitch)
How do you limit surge current within an integrated circuit?
Student: By using a miniature
Interviewer: Why does a capacitor block DC but allow AC to pass through?
Student: See, a capacitor is like this ---| |--- , OK. DC Comes straight, like this ----------,
and the capacitor stops it. But AC, goes UP, DOWN, Up DOWN and jumps right over the capacitor!"
Interviewer: "What is a step-up transformer?"
Student: "A transformer that
is put on top of electric poles."
Interviewer: "And then what is a step-down transformer?"
Student: "Uh -- A transformer that is put in the basement or in a pit?"
Interviewer: "Then what do you call a transformer that is installed
on the ground?"
(Student knows he is caught -- can't answer)
Student: "A stepless transformer, sir!"
---from the Portland Amateur Radio Club website