Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 8th, 2012, 8:06 pm

Honestly it depends on what/how much you study. Given the broad nature of AP physics and the (realatively) narrow nature of the event, I'd say that if you were careful with it you could edge them out. Keep in mind that I'm taking ap physics now, but reading through the syllabus tells a lot. Also, at least personally, a lot of knowledge of this event comes from years messing around and helping out with the family buisness(my dad happens to be a EE).

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby Itsanthonguise » September 15th, 2012, 10:09 pm

Do any of you know any resources online for shock value?
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 15th, 2012, 10:20 pm

The wiki page is really helpful.
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby Glasswater » October 3rd, 2012, 11:17 pm

I've found Wikipedia's Page on circuit analysis to be very helpful as well. Here
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby _HenryHscioly_ » October 4th, 2012, 3:48 am

I dont know where I should post this problem, but its for circuit lab test in test exchange
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby nlg734 » October 5th, 2012, 5:15 pm

I am having a hard time understanding Mesh Analysis... Can anyone explain it somewhat simply?

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby chalker » October 5th, 2012, 7:29 pm

I am having a hard time understanding Mesh Analysis... Can anyone explain it somewhat simply?

It can be a little tricky. The Wikipedia page seems like a simple explanation to me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesh_analysis), of course I've got a degree in electrical engineering, so I might be a bit biased as to what is simple. The key is you need to understand the principle of solving systems of linear equations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_of_linear_equations)

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby nlg734 » October 7th, 2012, 7:36 am

I am having a hard time understanding Mesh Analysis... Can anyone explain it somewhat simply?

It can be a little tricky. The Wikipedia page seems like a simple explanation to me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesh_analysis), of course I've got a degree in electrical engineering, so I might be a bit biased as to what is simple. The key is you need to understand the principle of solving systems of linear equations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_of_linear_equations)
Alright, I think I'm getting it a bit more. Thank you!

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » October 21st, 2012, 8:11 pm

The post seems to have vanished, I'll leave the response here in hopes they return soon.

For the record, I asked because I already own the meter referenced and was hoping to be able to use it, though it does apparently violate the intent of the rules :(

How about this in the future?

"Students may bring their own multimeter for use in the competition, provided they can not store measured values(in any fashion) i.e graphing of data, analysis, or min/max functions."

Just a suggestion ;)
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby mattravn » October 22nd, 2012, 7:49 am

Hey all. Quick question for Shock Value B. Are the questions going to be termed in conventional flow (positive to negative) or electron flow (negative to positive) for the tests, or do they kids need to understand both?

Thanks. I only have 5th and 6th graders, so trying to keep it simple unless they need to know both. Cheers.


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