September 1960 Electronics World
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Electronics World, published May 1959
- December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Here is another of
John Comstock's crossword puzzles from a 1960s issue of Electronics World
magazine. His "Name-the-Scientist" puzzle, as the title suggests, draws mostly
on your knowledge of men who are very familiar to anyone who has been in the
electronics game for a while. There are a few not-a-name words, but they are
related to somebody's name. Mr. Comstock must have been really fond of one guy
since he and his invention appear multiple times in various forms. I have to
admit to missing 17 Down, but then at least recognizing the name after seeing it
in the answer key.
By John A. Comstock
Your association with the electronics field should include familiarity with the
many famous scientists without whom radio, TV, hi-fi, and electronics would be impossible.
Try your hand at working this puzzle. If you can fill in the correct names and words,
you have paid small tribute to these outstanding men who have helped make life easier
for all of us through electronics.
4. Inventor of superhet circuit and FM system of broadcasting.
8. Inventor of the cylinder phonograph.
9. "Gauss" is unit of _____ density.
10. First man to demonstrate electromagnetic radiation phenomenon.
12. An electronic device invented by Fleming (abbr.).
13. De Forest's early triode.
14. The relationship between current flow and magnetic flux was investigated
16. William Gilbert is closely linked with _____ (abbr.).
18. Unit of inductance bears this U.S. physicist's name.
20. Discoverer of e.m.f.
22. Well-known New England technical school. (colloq.).
23. British engineer after whom unit of power consumption was named.
25. German physicist, Kirchhoff's initials.
26. Armstrong's first name.
28. First name of the "Father of the Vacuum Tube."
29. In 1946 it was proved possible for radar to _____ the moon and be reflected
back to earth.
30. X-_____ were discovered by the German physicist, Wilhelm K. Roentgen.
33. _____ Forest invented the triode by adding a grid to Fleming's diode.
34. Man famous for his contributions to sound measurement.
35. "Alva's" first and last initials.
1. Inventor of telephone.
2. Angstrom is noted for his contributions in measuring
the wavelength of _____.
3. The French mathematician, Jean B. J. _____ whose name is
associated with wave analysis.
5. W. C. Sabine developed a well-known formula for measurement.
6. German physicist after whom the unit of resistance was named.
7. The unit of flux density was named after this German mathematician.
11. He added a third element to the diode.
15. Inventor of the "Iconoscope."
16. The CGS unit of magnetic flux was named after this British physicist.
17. Scientist whose name is associated with sound range because
of his investigations into this phenomenon.
19. Japanese inventor of an antenna.
21. French physicist after whom the unit of current flow was
22. The hand that is employed for motors.
27. _____ analysis was investigated by Fourier.
31. First and last initials of the man who gave us the practical
unit of current intensity.
32. Unit for designating length of light waves was named for
this physicist (first and last initials).
Posted July 28, 2021
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