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Note: Many answers contain passages quoted in whole or in part from the text.




1. Which "hand rule" applies for determining the direction of the magnetic field around a current-carrying wire? Assume conventional current flow from positive to negative, and magnetic field leaving the north pole and entering the south pole.

a) Right-hand rule
b) Left-hand rule
c) Whole-hand rule



2. What is the name given to the display
    pattern when independent signals are fed
    into the x-axis and y-axis ports of an
    oscilloscope?

a) X-Y waveform
b) Lissajous waveform
c) Complex



3. How is the word "Fresnel" pronounced (as in Fresnel zone or Fresnel grating)?

a) frēs-nĕl'
b) frā-nĕl'
c) frĕs-nĕl'



RF Cafe - 4. What type of filter is shown to the right?

a) Lowpass
b) Highpass
c) Bandpass



RF Cafe - 5. What is the order of the filter shown to the right?

a) 2
b) 4
c) 6



RF Cafe - 6. What type of transmission line is shown to the right?

a) Coaxial
b) Stripline
c) Microstrip



RF Cafe - 7. What type of waveguide bend is shown to the right?

a) 90° Maxwell bend
b) 90° H-Plane bend
c) 90° E-Plane bend



8. What is the value of the resistor shown on to the right?

a) 6.2 kΩ, ±5%
b) 62 kΩ, ±5%
c) 62 kΩ, ±10%



9. What serious problem is commonly caused with lead-free, tin-alloy solders

a) Tin whiskers
b) Cold flowing
c) Spontaneous combustion



10. Which is the earliest RF Cafe logo?

a) RF Cafe -      b) RF Cafe -      c) RF Cafe -



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