What is a Diode? - Definition & Types


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Diodes allow the current to flow in:

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1. The arrow in the diode schematic symbol denotes the _____.

2. _____ is a type of diode which allows for reverse direction of current when a certain voltage is reached. It is often used as a voltage reference.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the quiz and worksheet, you can check your understanding of diodes. The quiz questions will cover the purpose of different diodes, and you'll need to pick out a diode type based on its characteristics or uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to gauge your understanding of:

  • A diode that would be used for fiber optic communications
  • Type of diode that allows for reverse direction of current at a certain voltage
  • How currents flow in a diode
  • Arrow in the diode schematic symbol

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on types of diodes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a common use for a diode
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of diodes

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn by going through the lesson called What is a Diode? - Definition & Types. Use this lesson to complete these goals:

  • Identify different types of currents
  • See how diodes work
  • Compare and contrast different diodes
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