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Question 1: Potentiometers are rarely used to directly control significant power (more than a ________).
VoltWattBecquerelJoule

Question 2: The resistive element, with a terminal at one or both ends, is flat or angled, and is commonly made of ________, although other materials may be used.
Carbon nanotubeCarbonDiamondGraphite

Question 3: Potentiometers operated by a mechanism can be used as position transducers, for example, in a ________.
Game controllerVideo gameVideo game consoleJoystick

Question 4: In ________, high precision potentiometers are used to scale intermediate results by desired constant factors, or to set initial conditions for a calculation.
Analog computerAbu Rayhan BiruniAstronomical clockAstrolabe

Question 5: Besides graphite, materials used to make the resistive element include resistance wire, ________ particles in plastic, and a ceramic/metal mixture called cermet.
CarbonAluminiumOxygenUranium

Question 6: A potentiometer was often used to adjust "vertical hold", which affected the synchronization between the receiver's internal sweep circuit (sometimes a ________) and the received picture signal.
MultivibratorFrequency dividerTransistorBipolar junction transistor

Question 7: Potentiometers can be obtained with either ________ or logarithmic relations between the slider position and the resistance (potentiometer laws or "tapers").
Vector spaceDerivativeLinearNonlinear system

Question 8: The 'log pot' is used as the volume control in audio amplifiers, where it is also called an "audio taper pot", because the ________ response of the human ear is also logarithmic.
Measuring instrumentWaveCrest factorAmplitude

Question 9: A potentiometer (colloquially known as a "pot") is a three-terminal ________ with a sliding contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.
Electrical resistanceElectrical impedanceResistorElectronic component







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