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Re: [TCML] dc tesla coil

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----- Original Message -----
> In the early days of radio, amateur and professional, mf or (mfd)
> meant the same thing as uf does today, microfarad. Mmfd meant the same
> as pf does now. This is because the early experimenters and operators
> were mostly not college educated people and did not use the Greek
> alphabet. 
    1) One also encounters variant uses of 'M' where we would use
       'K' in an Kohms.  I've seen this in radio, not Tesla Coil

    (2) I would differ in the whyness/whenness of the usage of mega/nano,
       etc: the leading experimenters WERE College educated:
       Tesla, Lodge, Marconi, Fessenden.  It took a while for
       'standards'/'norms' to be adopted.  TCML is not, i think,
       the place for extended lexicogriphal ramblings.  8)>>)

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