lots of geeky stuff happen during lunch breaks here at the office. at ang nakaka[takot]-aliw, ay nage-gets ko ang humor!
if you see on my website/links area, i have www.phdcomics.com on it… and naaaliw talaga ako sa comic strip na to by Jorge Cham. geeky humor about the lives of grad students surviving grad school life. much like Dilbert in his own series of comic strips about the office or work.
anyway, sir james just printed his exam test questions for physics students. na-sight ko lang ng konti yung bridge circuit which is basically about resistors and Kirchoff’s laws. binulungan ko si mama liz about it and dun lumabas ang mnemonic ng color code ng resistors:
Boys – Brown
Raped – Red
Only – Orange
Young – Yellow
Girls – Green
But – Blue
Violeta – Violet
Gave – Grey
Willingly – White
for Silver and Gold
just put a number from 0 to 9 mula Black until White then yung Silver and Gold eh 10% and 5% tolerance respectively…
if you want to find out the resistance of a resitor, read the color bands as such:
pero madami pang mnemonics available for resistor color bands. check wikipedia for yourself para madalian ka pagdating ng exam… this is the funniest, if not the most memorable. baka may mga sensitive diyan pero, sabi nga nila, it’s not meant to degrade or anything. as long as a mnemonic works, it serves its purpose. it doesn’t have to be politically correct. there is no standard. ang kailanga, it should work.
i don’t know if matutuwa ako dahil marunong akong magbasa ng color codes sa resistors. samantalang nung kinkuha ko ang EEE1 nung undergrad, isinumpa ko ang lahat resistor, capacitor, LED at oscilloscopes sa mundo.
i’m sure alot of EEE people (ECE, CoE, EE) are laughing at this post. kasi sobrang dali lang sa kanila ‘to. foundation ito ng mga pinag-aaralan nila. may HS kaya (hindi science HS) na mangangailangan nitong info na to? may nagttrabaho ba sa opisina na bubuksan ang TV at masasabing, “ah! kailangan ko palang bumili ng 45 kilo-ohm resistor para umandar ulit TV ko!”
mag iisip ako ng kakaiba pang mnemonic. mas effective at madaling tandaan… Bilis Brad! Repapips, Olats Yota. Go Back to Vietnam Guys, Will you? (ampanget) or Bang! Boom! Ratatatatat! Ooooohhhh… Yeow! Gah! Blag! Vwishsing! Grrrr… Weee!!! (even more pathetic)
balik na sa trabaho..