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  1. Hi I am learning basic electronics and I need help with these
    1. The resistance of wire does not depend upon the

    A. type of insulation around the wire
    B. length of the wire
    C. temperature of the wire
    D. Type of material used to make the wire

    2. Wires from a cable to a terminal block are purposely curved.
    That is properly called

    A. stress relief
    B. strain relief
    C. a dynamic curve
    D. frontal routing

    Thanks for your help
  2. What are your thoughts on these questions - which answers look likely
    or unlikely to you, and can you explain why?

    To me, the answer to Question 1 should be obvious, with very little
    thought, but I might accept either of two answers for Q. 2. However,
    I don't want to simply tell you the answers, because you won't learn
    much that way.

    If you tell us your thoughts, we can either confirm the answers, or
    discuss the errors in your reasoning.

    Peter Bennett, VE7CEI
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  3. Comteck

    Comteck Guest

    in other words, you don't know the answer to these questions.
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    in other words, you don't know the answer to these questions.
    No, Grasshopper. Peter is a Socratic teacher
    who doesn't believe in doing other people's homework.
  5. Hey, he handled it really well. The norm is to simply tell you
    to do your own homework. When you come up with questions like
    that, in that form, it is indeed homework. One can avoid that
    by actually phrasing the question rather than cutting and pasting
    the question (and answer), but once you can do that you are
    usually half way to an answer.

    YOu've given no indication that you've even looked at the answers,
    because then you'd be able to puzzle over them.

  6. Ban

    Ban Guest

    That is a little thin for a top gear winner.
    Both questions are so easy to answer, you just toss out the apparently wrong
    answers and there remain only the right ones. You do not need to know
    anything about electronics to answer them, just a tiny bit of intelligence
    is enough.
  7. Pig Bladder

    Pig Bladder Guest

    This is a gag, right?
  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    No, we know the answers, we just don't do other people's homework
    for free.

  9. 1: D
    2: C
    Good Luck!
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  10. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    Those questions have been posed in an effort to try to get _your_
    brain to work, not to get ours to work _for_ you.

    You need to look up the resitivities and temperature coefficients of
    resistance of various conductors and then, if you still have
    questions, come back and I'm sure we'll be happy to help you.
  11. me

    me Guest

    if in an exterior application it would be a "drip loop"....
  12. One of those answers is applicable, though.

  13. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    I (as a past teacher of electronics) would suggest a focused reading
    assignment. Although I wouldn't normally post a direct link (because
    figuring out how to find information is part of the exercise), in this
    case one must read the information to get the answer for question 1:'s_law

    For question 2, one might go looking up such things - there are many
    names used - in this case it depends on which author one has been
    expected to read.


  14. quietguy

    quietguy Guest

    That was mean, Rich

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