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1. Electrons in the outermost orbit or shell of an atom are called

 
 
 
 

2. A diode for which you can change the reverse bias, and thus vary the capacitance is called a

 
 
 
 

3. In practical applications, battery voltage:

 
 
 
 

4. The characteristic curve for the complex model of a silicon diode shows that

 
 
 
 

5. In a 20 Vac series RC circuit, if 20 V is measured across the resistor and 40 V is measured across the capacitor, the applied voltage is:

 
 
 
 

6. Shunting the ac component away from the load is the task of a:

 
 
 
 

7. Since diodes are destroyed by excessive current, circuits must have:

 
 
 
 

8. What circuit activity may shift a characteristic curve so that diode operating points are different?

 
 
 
 

9. When is a capacitor fully charged?

 
 
 
 

10. The peak inverse voltage (PIV) across a nonconducting diode in a bridge rectifier equals approximately:

 
 
 
 

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