On Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:21:45 -0800, bob_villain wrote:
Certainly a light bulb dead short *can* happen.
Did it happen?
I will let you know, but most importantly, to those who did *not*
say "call an electrician you stupid twerp", I do very much appreciate
To those who said I should have known all about home wiring, because
I have a degree in EE, I ask which of these books do you think
I would have found this information in?
Would I have learned the information in this class on Assembly Language?
Or, maybe this class on the Design of Microcomputer Based Medical Instruments?
Maybe this class on VLSI chip design?
From the textbooks you list, it would appear that your EE degree is in Electronics
Engineering, which would lead me to immediately conclude that you know absolutely
nothing about residential electrical wiring -- whereas I would have the opposite conclusion
about an Electrical Engineer.
On Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:55:06 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
I am an Electrical Engineer, however, *most* of my graduate work is
in microprocessor and chip design.
I spent the last 15 years designing chips, but went into management
of chip designers for the next 15 years.
We didn't have "electronics" engineers way back then.
At least not at my school.
To paraphrase someone here, every EE knows Ohms law.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:57:56 PM UTC-5, Doug Miller wrote:
There seems to be a US vs global difference between
Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering.
For example, RIT (and MIT) offer an a Electrical Engineering
degree which appears to encompass both disciplines.
However, this description of the 2 degrees discusses who gets
what type of degree through which program in India:
I have an EE of the Electrical version but most of my classes
dealt with semi-conductors, even 30+ years ago. None of the
courses I took covered residential wiring.
I looked at (quickly) at MIT's and RIT's current curriculum for
their Electrical Engineering degrees and I don't see anything
related to residential wiring.
There is no reason to conclude that anyone with an Electrical
Engineering degree learned about residential wiring via the
curriculum that led to that degree.
On Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:57:56 -0500, FrozenNorth wrote:
The house won't burn down, unless the breaker is actually bad.
The breaker seems to have done its job.
My gut feeling is that there was a dead short.
The question is where.
However, it's cheap enough to replace the breaker, so, I'll
buy a new breaker and replace it, as a cautionary measure.
On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:45:16 AM UTC-5, bob_villain wrote:
Look, I did help him. I told him to try switching wires with
an adjacent breaker. And it wasn't I that introduced his education
into it. It was the OP. He's claiming that a degreed electrical
engineer doesn't have the training to be able to debug that simple
problem. I find that sadly ridiculous and not reflective of the
many EE's that I know. He seems to expect that he has to have a
course on how to debug house circuits, instead of just applying
electricity 101, which is even less than EE level.
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