12/7/2006 Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle

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1. A type of screwdriver

8. Miniature threaded RF connector, pl.

9. PC follower

11. ___/IP communications protocol

12. Slang for capacitor

14. Move from cell-to-cell

17. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

19. Chemical symbol for arsenic

20. RF passive device manufacturer in Bay Shore, NY

22. ISDN BRI channel

24. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

26. Section length through a circle

28. It used to be called "the ether"

29. Unit of force, pl.

31. Name given to the quotient of the sum of several quantities and their number

33. Chemical symbol for scandium

34. Basic element

36. Asynchronous Communication Interface Adapter

38. Unit of time, abbr.

39. Halves of DIPs

41. Internet mail protocol, abbr.

43. Chemical symbol for strontium

45. Short video segment

47. Sample-and-____

49. Chemical symbol for silver

51. A length of transmission line that is open or shorted at one end

53. Elementary particles

54. Provider of services for telecommunications systems in Switzerland

56. Official engineering change documents, abbr.

58. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

59. Network configuration

61. It can be found on the end of a potentiometer or rotary switch shaft

63. Local Oscillator

64. Chemical symbol for erbium

66. Used logic gates

67. Motorola's Digital ___

68. Half of a DIP

69. Type of modulation, abbr.

72. Indication of quality of received message

73. A non-commercial radio service as set by a recognized cognizant government agency, 2 wds.



1. Miniature RF connector, pl.

2. Transformer interwinding connection

3. Type of flip-flop

4. British scientist Sir _____ Newton

5. Chemical symbol for mercury

6. Has a positive phase wrt a reference

7. Chemical symbol for tantalum

8. A vibration where some particular points remain fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude

10. Test Equipment

12. Chemical symbol for calcium

13. A type of memory, abbr.

15. Shorthand for oxygen

16. Million samples per second, abbr.

18. Branch of physics that specializes in the study of spectra

21. Length times width

23. Tie a group of cables with cord

24. Type of amplifier used in a receiver front-end, abbr.

25. More than one FET

27. Data conversion device, abbr., pl.

30. Small DIP package

32. Battery cell chemistry type, abbr.

35. Multiprotocol Label Switching

37. Entity consisting of neutrons, protons, and electrons

40. Real estate where antennas and earth station equipment is located

42. Mate to a receptacle

44. Total Access Communication System

46. Isolator or circulator ferrous component

48. Department of Defense

50. A BASIC program keyword

52. Glue together

55. Lunar 'seas'

57. System for underwater navigation

60. One component of a complex number, abbr.

62. Stock symbol for Boeing

63. High power density battery chemistry, abbr.

65. Part of this website's title

68. Semiconductor on Insulator, abbr.

70. 1/000 of an amp

71. Chemical symbol for plutonium

72. Chemical symbol for cadmium

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