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Chapter 19 QUIZ
thermionic emission, why do electrons shoot off the metal surface?
2. Why is the air removed from a vacuum
3. Why is the cathode negative regardless of battery connection?
4. Why does current never
flow from plate to cathode?
5. How does a diode act as a rectifier?
6. How does the grid control
current in a triode?
7. Why must the grid be biased negatively?
8. How does a triode amplify
Chapter 19 ANSWERS
1. The heat increases the electrons speed so that proton attraction can no longer hold them.
2. The air molecules would clog up the space around the cathode. They would interfere with
the emission of
3. The space charge of electrons determine the cathode polarity.
Electrons are negative so
the cathode is negative.
4. Because the
plate has no electrons emitted to make up a current from plate to cathode.
The diode only passes current from cathode to plate. When the plate is negative no
current can flow.
Therefore, only the current in the cathode to plate direction is passed.
The grid acts as a valve between cathode and plate. The negativeness of the grid
controls the amount of
current that can pass to the plate.
7. The grid would lose control if it
became positive. Therefore, a negative bias prevents the
grid ever becoming positive and losing control.
8. The cathode to plate current is strong. But this current is controlled by very small charges