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Shock Value B

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby SpaceJunkie » September 12th, 2010, 2:54 pm

Anyone know how its gonna be different from last year?
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby robotman » September 12th, 2010, 3:06 pm

Same things to know just made it so that each test is sposed to have at least one question from each section

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby brobo » October 6th, 2010, 1:28 pm

My friend, who has yet to make an account, has a question and wants me to post it for him:
Said friend wrote:By saying that we aren't allowed to be tested on "devices", does that include how the measuring tools work?
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby ichaelm » October 6th, 2010, 3:25 pm

robodude wrote:My friend, who has yet to make an account, has a question and wants me to post it for him:
Said friend wrote:By saying that we aren't allowed to be tested on "devices", does that include how the measuring tools work?

This is what the rules actually say:

"Topics that must not be included in the competition are: semiconductors, AC circuit theory and devices, capacitors, inductors."

Read carefully; the commas matter. So the rules are actually just saying that AC devices may not be included in the competition. In fact, the event description requires you to know about "simple electrical devices". Just not ones that use AC.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 21st, 2010, 11:56 am

Anybody has any good websites for Shock Value?
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Re: Shock Value B

Postby Bubba1960 » October 21st, 2010, 12:06 pm

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby hirasia » November 23rd, 2010, 5:50 pm

Anyone know anything about how hard the test is, what they test us on?

my partner and I are bad at this event.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby ichaelm » November 23rd, 2010, 6:56 pm

hirasia wrote:Anyone know anything about how hard the test is, what they test us on?

my partner and I are bad at this event.

Different event coordinators/supervisors will give totally different tests. But there is a certain range of information they are allowed to test you on. It's in the rules. Do you have a copy?

I think I'm going to post one of my tests up on the test exchange. There may already be some up there but I'm not sure.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby ichaelm » November 23rd, 2010, 7:07 pm

There. You can find my test at the test exchange on the wiki, or here. I hope this gives you an idea of what a test might be like!

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby hirasia » November 24th, 2010, 6:50 pm

ichaelm wrote:
hirasia wrote:Anyone know anything about how hard the test is, what they test us on?

my partner and I are bad at this event.

Different event coordinators/supervisors will give totally different tests. But there is a certain range of information they are allowed to test you on. It's in the rules. Do you have a copy?

I think I'm going to post one of my tests up on the test exchange. There may already be some up there but I'm not sure.



sorry, i'm totally bugging u with too many questions

thanks for the test

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby ichaelm » November 24th, 2010, 7:17 pm

hirasia wrote:
ichaelm wrote:
hirasia wrote:Anyone know anything about how hard the test is, what they test us on?

my partner and I are bad at this event.

Different event coordinators/supervisors will give totally different tests. But there is a certain range of information they are allowed to test you on. It's in the rules. Do you have a copy?

I think I'm going to post one of my tests up on the test exchange. There may already be some up there but I'm not sure.



sorry, i'm totally bugging u with too many questions

thanks for the test

You're welcome. I'll also post some real tests from previous competitions as soon as I can get the files.

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby JSGandora » December 25th, 2010, 12:21 pm

Is it just my computer or is the Shock Value Wiki all messed up? For some reason, the LaTeX (I'm pretty sure it's LaTeX) isn't rendering and there's type like this:
Failed to parse (Missing texvc executable; please see math/README to configure.): (1/R_T)=(1/R_1)+(1/R_2)+(1/R_N...)
And throughout Episode 1 there's � appearing. I'm using Google Chrome.

And for some reason, when I look at the page with Internet Explorer 7, the LaTeX isn't rendering and in place of the , there are boxes (when I copy and past them, they turn out like this: �).

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby robotman » December 25th, 2010, 7:12 pm

Yea LaTex is messed up at the moment it should be fixed soon

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Re: Shock Value B

Postby JSGandora » December 26th, 2010, 12:48 pm

Quick question, will capacitors and R/C time constants be on the Shock Value test? It was on the Division C Circuit Theory test I took and the only problem with it was that I didn't know how to graph the voltage over time and the Voltage at a specific time after the capacitor began charging.


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