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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

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BTW, the answer given for Q2 is more correctly 21.4 Vpk-pk since when the reverse biased Zener is conducting at 10, the forward biased Zener would be at around 0.7 V, so the total would be 2 * (10 + 0.7) V = 21.4 Vpk-pk. Yes? No?

See also How to Become a 'Non-Degree Engineer in the May 1966 Electronics World, Cleveland Electronics Institute Electronics Slide Rule Advertisement in the August 1967 Electronics World, RCA Institutes Advertisement in the June 1969 Electronics World, and Engineering Level Opportunities for You in the February 1970 Popular Electronics.

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