February 1963 Popular Electronics
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
This Electronics Curves Quiz will probably prove to be a little
more of a challenge than some of the ones previously appearing
in Popular Electronics magazine. Being a rocket scientist won't
help you much here, but being a seasoned electronics technician,
hobbyist, or engineer will sure come in handy. Be careful to
note the axis unit labels - I got tripped up by that from being
lazy and missed one.
Electronic Curves Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
The operation of electronic devices and circuits is often
represented by characteristic curves. See if you can match the
electronic devices and circuits at left (1 - 10) with their
corresponding curves (A - J).
Popular Electronics published many quizzes over the years - some
really simple and others not so simple. Robert Balin created many of the quizzes. This is
a listing of all I have posted thus far.
- Scope-Trace Quiz,
March 1965 Popular Electronics
Circuit Analogy Quiz, April 1973 Popular Electronics
- Test Your
Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972
- Ganged Switching Quiz,
- Lamp Brightness Quiz,
Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963
Quizoo, October 1962
Photo Album Quiz, March 1963
Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- Quiz: Resistive?
Inductive? or Capacitive?, October 1960
Vector-Circuit Matching Quiz, June 1970
Quiz, September 1961
- RC Circuit Quiz,
- Diode Quiz, July
Curves Quiz, February 1963
Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962
Conversion Quiz, April 1963
- Coil Function
Quiz, June 1962
- Electronic Analogy
Quiz, November 1961 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Coupling
Quiz, August 1973 Popular Electronics
Analogy Quiz, August 1960
- Audio Quiz,
Unit Quiz, May 1962
Circuit Quiz, June 1968
on AC Circuit Theory, December 1970
Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, February 1962
Electronics Geography Quiz, April 1970
Menu Quiz, August 1963
Noise Quiz, August 1962
Current Quiz, October 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, November 1963
Function Quiz, January 1962
Measurement Quiz, January 1963
- Vacuum Tube
Quiz, February 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June
Curves Quiz Answers
1 - I Triode vacuum-tube plate characteristic
2 - F RL circuit current-growth curve.
3 - G Microphone unidirectional cardioid polar
4 - J Tunnel diode voltage-current characteristic
5 - D RC circuit current-decay curve.
6 - A Transistor common-emitter characteristic
7 - C Zener diode current-voltage characteristic
8 - H Parallel LC circuit resonance curve.
9 - B Series LC circuit resonance curve.
10 - E Transformer core hysteresis loop.
Posted March 26, 2014