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This quiz challenges your
recollection of the basics.
How much power is dissipated by the ideal 10 μH inductor in the circuit to the right?
a) 3.2 mW
b) 1.6 mW
c) 0.20 mW
d) 0 mW
2. How much current flows through
the guy at the right?
a) 0.1 A
b) 100 mA
c) 50 mA
d) 0 A
In the figure for Q2, what voltage would be measured
between the guy's hand and ground?
a) 100 V
b) 50 V
c) 0 V
d) -100 V
4. What is the name of the
newly fabricated 4th type of passive component?
5. What is the significance of a component's self-resonant frequency?
It is the frequency at which the component can be used as an oscillator
b) It is the frequency about which its
reactance changes numerical sign (+ to -, or - to +)
c) It is the frequency where the component self-destructs
due to stress
d) Self-resonance is a fictitious term
6. Which type of filter is called
"maximally flat" in amplitude response?
c) Constant K
7. What is the approximate melting point of common lead-free solder (e.g., SnAg3.0Cu0.5)?
a) 270 °C (~520 °F)
b) 220 °C (~430 °F)
c) 190 °C (~370 °F)
d) 150 °C (~300 °F)
8. What is the gain of the
opamp configuration to
9. What is the gain of
the opamp configuration to
10. Which type
of transistor is shown to the right ?
a) Enhancement Mode N-Channel MOSFET
b) Depletion Mode N-Channel
c) Enhancement Mode P-Channel MOSFET
d) Depletion Mode P-Channel MOSFET
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