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Energy Conversion Quiz
April 1963 Popular Electronics

April 1963 Popular Electronics

April 1963 Popular Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table 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 (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
This quiz from Popular Electronics challenges (not too much, though) your knowledge of energy conversion in common devices. A few of them might be unfamiliar to people born after about 1990, but even so, you've probably seem them all at some point, especially if you are a regular RF Cafe visitor (meaning you're probably smart). Robert P. Balin constructed many of this type quiz for PE. In fact, clicking on the following hyperlink will find the Popular Electronics Quizzes for you.

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Energy Conversion Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

Energy Conversion Quiz



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Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but only changed from one form to another. Some electrical and electronic devices do their jobs by changing energy from one form (heat, light, chemical, magnetic, etc.) to another useful form. See if you can match the devices (A-J) shown here with the input and out­put forms of energy (1-10) listed below.

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1  Chemical to Electrical ___

2  Electrical to Light ___

3  Heat to Electrical ___

4  Electrical to Acoustical ___

5  Light to Electrical ___
6  Electrical to Mechanical ___

7  Acoustical to Electrical ___

8  Electrical to Heat ___

9  Mechanical to Electrical ___

10  Magnetic to Electrical ___

 

 

 

Here are other Popular Electronics quizzes:

- RC Circuit Quiz, Jun 1963
- Diode Quiz, Jul 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, Jun 1970
- Electronic Curves Quiz, Feb 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, Decr 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Conversion Quiz Answers

1  H Battery

2  C Lamp

3  I Thermocouple

4  G Loudspeaker

5  J Phototube

6  A Motor

7  E Microphone

8  B Heating element

9  F Phonograph cartridge

10  D Tape recorder head

 

 

 

Posted  March 5, 2014

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