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Electronic Numbers Quiz
December 1962 Popular Electronics

December 1962 Popular Electronics

December 1962 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Popular Electronics was published from October 1954 through April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Popular Electronics.

Robert Balin created many quizzes for Popular Electronics magazine back in the 1960s and 1970s. This particular Electronic Numbers Quiz presents various objects and your challenge is to match one of the provided numerical values to each item. For example, a tuning fork is most commonly, in the Western world, associated with a certain frequency for tuning musical instruments (electronic and mechanical). As is often the case, being familiar with the "standards" of the era is helpful on a few of the items like the tuning capacitor and the IF transformer, but you should be able to eliminate some options by knowing the impedance of the twin lead transmission line and the phase relationship of current and voltage in a pure inductance.

Electronic Numbers Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

Anyone in electronics gets to know many numbers, each of which relates primarily to some specific circuit or component. Why not try your luck at matching the eight numbers below with the drawings (A - J) to which they most logically refer?

Light bulb - RF Cafe

Oscillator - RF Cafe

Speaker - RF Cafe

Television - RF Cafe

Tuning fork - RF Cafe

Sinewave - RF Cafe

Variable capacitor - RF Cafe

ELI the ICE man - RF Cafe

 IF transformer - RF Cafe

Twin lead antenna wire - RF Cafe

1.414 _____

3.2 _____

47 _____

90 _____

140 _____

180 _____

300 _____

440 _____

455 _____

15,750 _____

 

Here are other Popular Electronics quizzes:

- Lamp Brightness Quiz, January 1969
- Graph Interpretation Quiz, April 1967
- Electronic Quizoo, October 1962
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, Mar 1963
- Electronic Analogy Quiz, Nov 1961
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- RC Circuit Quiz, Jun 1963
- Diode Quiz, Jul 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, Jun 1970
- Electronic Curves Quiz, Feb 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, Dec 1962
- Energy Conversion Quiz, Apr 1963
- Coil Function Quiz, Jun 1962
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, Aug 1960
- Audio Quiz, April 1955
- Electronic Unit Quiz, May 1962
- Capacitor Circuit Quiz, Jun 1968
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, Feb 1962
- Electronics Geography Quiz, Apr 1970
- Electronic Menu Quiz,  Aug 1963
- Electronic Noise Quiz, Aug 1962
- Electronic Current Quiz, Oct 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, Nov 1963
- Resistor Function Quiz, Jan 1962
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, Jan 1963
- Vacuum Tube Quiz, Feb 1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numbers Quiz Answers

1.414 - F   The maximum or peak value of a Sine Wave is 1.414 times its effective or r.m.s value.

3.2 - C   A common impedance for Speaker voice coils is 3.2 ohms.

47 - A   A type 47 Pilot Lamp is the one almost always found in the "All-American 5" receiver.

90 - H   Current through a pure Inductance lags the applied voltage by a quarter of a cycle, or 90 degrees.

140 - G   A common maximum capacitance value for a Variable Capacitor is 140 μμf.

180 - B   A signal fed into a Vacuum Tube between grid and ground is inverted, or shifted 180° in phase, when observed between plate and ground.

300 - J   The impedance of TV and FM Twin Lead is 300 ohms.

440 - E   A Tuning Fork used to tune musical instruments vibrates at 440 cycles, or A above middle C.

455 - I   A common frequency for an I.F. Transformer is 455 kc.

15,750 - D   The frequency of the horizontal sweep oscillator in a TV Set is 15,750 cycles.

 

 

Posted March 13, 2014