TOP FACTS ABOUT ENGINEERS
Engineers at work:
Assignments solved by one and then carry out mass transfer operations
throughout the class
The most important machine for Engineers: Xerox Machine (Without which
assignment Completion wouldn't be possible)
Top two Engineering Rumours:
Did you hear the results are being put up today at 5:30pm'
'Did you hear the exams are postponed by two weeks
Common Engineering Dialogues after a paper:
'What is this pal, 60% of the paper was out of the syllabus
(syllabus =>> previous year's paper & lecture notes)'
'This was the worst paper set in the entire engineering history'
'I am failing'
This one is for those who had nightmares during their Engineering Viva's.
They bring back fond memories for those who care to smile at the past..
Interviewer: Why is a thicker conductor necessary to carry a current in
A.C.as compared to D.C. ?
Candidate: An AC current goes up and down (drawing a sinusoid) and requires
more space inside the wire, so the wire has to be thicker.
Interviewer: How will you tell if that wall outlet carries AC or DC?
Candidate: I will put my finger in. If it is pushed away, it is AC. if it
gets stuck, it was DC.
Interviewer: How will you reverse direction of an Induction motor?
Candidate: I will remove the four bolts at the base, turn the motor around,
and put back the bolts.
Interviewer: How do you start a synchronous motor?
Candidate: Vrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in rising pitch)
Interviewer: Stop! Stop!
Candidate: rrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in falling pitch)
Interviewer: How do you limit surge current within an integrated circuit?
Candidate: By using a miniature circuit breaker.
External (to student) : "Why does a capacitor block DC but allow AC To pass
Student: See, a capacitor is like this ---| |--- , OK. DC comes straight,
like this ----------, and the capacitor stops it. But AC,goes UP,DOWN,UP
DOWN and jumps right over the capacitor!"
Examiner: "What is a step-up transformer?"
Student: "A transformer that is put on top of electric poles."
Examiner (smiling): "And then what is a step-down transformer?"
Student (hesitantly): "Uh - A transformer that is put in the basement or in
Examiner (pouncing): "Then what do you call a transformer that is installed
on the ground?"
(Student knows he is caught-can't answer)
Examiner (impatiently): "Well?"
Student (triumphantly): "A stepless transformer, sir!"