Ten100: Chapter 26 Assignment

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  • 1. 
    Explain how light travels through a fiber-optic cable, using the terms "reflection" and "total internal reflection".
  • 2. 
    Why does the light signal have to be regenerated in a fiber optic system?
  • 3. 
    How can ones and zeros be encoded in a light signal?
  • 4. 
    Nanette talks about how every technological system is like a puzzle, that all of its pieces must fit - and work - together properly. Describe how this applies to at least two other technological systems you've studied. (Think back to previous chapters!)
  • 5. 
    Nanette is a test engineer. Why is testing a critical part of the development process? Describe how at least two other engineers you've learned about test technologies they've designed.
  • 6. 
    ___________ is anything that interferes with the clarity of a message/
  • 7. 
    During _________________ the energy of a light wave is transferred to and heats up an object.
  • 8. 
    During ______________ the energy of a light wave bounces off an object.
  • 9. 
    ______________ is when light traveling in one medium passes into another and bends at the intersection of the two materials.
  • 10. 
    Refraction occurs because the _____________ in one material is different than the _______________ in the second. (Same word(s).)
  • 11. 
    The minimum angle for total internal reflection is called the ______________.
  • 12. 
    An added advantage of using light in for data transmission is that the fiber can carry multiple signals using different light ____________.
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