An amplifier has Ri = 2 k,Ro = 300, and Aisc = 200. Determine the values (including units) of Avoc, Rmoc, and Gmsc for this amplifier.
Is the Digital Age Helping Us Why Youth are Failing (Bauerlein) This article is an interview with an Emory professor who wrote a book called The Dumbest Generations to He blames the digital age for the dumbing down of the younger generation o Time spent on digital technology trades off with book reading o Digital technology means more social contact which means less focus on anything else o He says young people aren't used to working hard and assume they should get flexible time to work when they want to, so they have trouble succeeding in work environments o He claims there is now strong social pressure against reading and intelligence o He blames digital culture for making people more self-absorbed because social networking causes them to focus only on their own lives The Dumbest Generation Don't Be Dumb. (Begley) She points out that the older generation has been panicking at the ignorance of the young for thousands of years She also contends that if young people don't know important information it might be the fault of schools that are run by older people She contends that there is a difference between knowing facts and being intelligent, and IQ scores are rising. She points out that some empirical evidence suggests that digital technology can improve brain function Her conclusion is that it's too early to say anything definitive about the current young generation The Kids are Alright (Howe) Howe uses statistical analysis to identify the group he says is the real dumbest generation: "early X-ers," or people who were born from the late 1950's to the mid 1960's o This group performed the worst in tests got the fewetst degrees, and has the fewest professional jobs o Interestingly for this debate, Howe agrees that this generation's lack of success came from things like divorce rates, parental neglect, and lack of supervision, not technology o Howe concludes that being "the dumbest" generation hasn't meant failure for the early X-ers o Instead, the says they have learned to be practical and resilient, and they handle risk well. Bellon Comments There are many problems with Bauerlein's arguments o They are elitist. Why are some facts, some texts, and some formats more important than others o They assume memorization is important o They assume politics and business will remain stable, so past strategies are still valid But we are too ignorant and we don't use digital technology to teach ourselves