Re: Transmission line models
Dr. Resonance wrote:
> Transmission line models operate on a standard 1/4 wavelength mode. This
> doesn't apply to lines with a very large C connected to the end of the line.
> They behave quite differently. Look at Terry Fritz's measurements ---
> direct verification that most TC's with large top loads don't operate as
> Tesla theory indicates. Terry has these measurements and all the data
> posted in the Tesla archives.
Those differences are caused mainly because although a long coil -is-
a transmission line, it is not an uniform TEM transmission line,
and also not a lossless line, of course.
Using models that apply to simple lines is just a simplification, that
gives qualitatively correct results, but with signigicant quantitative
deviations here and there. Note that this has no relation to the idea
that a long coil is just a straight wire transmission line coiled. This
is well known to not work with any reasonable accuracy since Tesla's
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz