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When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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You seem to be forgetting that when your father first graduated and probably for the first few months of his career if not longer, he was also asking "how do i choose the right diode?"

I'm pretty sure that one is supposed to know the following to graduate with a standard EE degree:

* How to compute average and peak current through a basic circuit

* How to locate and read a component datasheet

* How to read I/V curves

* What the meaning of "recovery time" is

And if one *does* know all of that, there's no excuse for asking "how do I pick a diode?". The correct question would be more along the lines of "in this complex circuit I am having difficulty determining <x> parameter and its safety margin so that I can select a correct diode. Can you assist?" -- which shouldn't prompt any odd looks or condescension whatsoever.

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