(A) his innate athletic talent
(B) the respect of his peers
(C) his ability to focus
(D) the gift of relaxation
(E) winning at any cost
14. The word settled in line 60 means
(A) judged (B) decided (C) reconciled
(D) pacified (E) inhabited
15. What does th
the validity and efficacy of artthat what comes
to us first and foremost through the body, as a
sensuous affective experience, is taken and transformed
by mind and self into a thing of the spirit.
Which is only to say that what the body learns
and is taug
essays that make an analogy between writing and
sports. The author of Passage 1, whose manuscript has
been rejected by his publisher, discusses the sorts of
failures experienced by writers and ballplayers. The
author of Passage 2 explores how his involvem
sensitive and complex that each time a runner sets
his foot down, hundreds of messages are conveyed
to the runners brain about the nature of the
terrain and the requirements for weight distribution,
balance, and muscle-strength. Im certain
that the ninth-
Of the many ways in which athletes and artists
are similar, one is that, unlike accountants or
plumbers or insurance salesmen, to succeed at all
they must perform at an extraordinary level of
excellence. Another is that they must be willing to
was then that your own unwavering concentration
and your own indifference to the larger point of
view paid off. At the very least you could deal out
surprise and discomfort to your opponents.
But it was more than that. Do you see? The
ritual of physical c
painful experience is to avoid the behavior that
produced the pain. To function at the level of
excellence required for survival, writers, like athletes,
must go against instinct, must absorb their
failures and become stronger, must endlessly
repeat the b
8. Why is the author of Passage 1 comforted by the
behavior of baseball players (line 2)?
(A) He treasures the timeless rituals of Americas
(B) He sees he is not alone in having to confront
failure and move on.
(C) He enjoys watchi
(ii) Reverse biasing
When the external voltage applied to the junction is in such a direction the
potential barrier is increased it is called reverse biasing.
To apply reverse bias, connect ve terminal of the battery to p-type and +ve
terminal to n-type
above. It employs two diodes and a centre-tap transformer. The a.c. signal to be
rectified is applied to the primary of the transformer and the d.c. output is taken
across the load RL.
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During the +ve half-cycle en
Fig. 2.7 Full wave bridge wave rectifier (i) Circuit diagram (ii) output waveform.
The circuit diagram of a bridge rectifer is shown above. It uses four diodes and a
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During the +ve half-cycle, e
If the type of diode is not specified then assume the diode to be of silicon type.
For an ideal diode, forward resistance rf = 0 and cut-in voltage, V = 0.
We know that the output of the rectifier is pulsating d.c. i.e. the output obtained b
When the signal reaches point e, the input voltage can be expected to be more
than the capacitor voltage. When the input signal moves from e to f the capacitor
gets charged to its peak value again. The diode gets reverse biased and the
capacitor starts d