Time constant between primary and secondary (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 16:51:44 -0500
From: "Alfred C. Erpel" <aerpel-at-op-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Time constant between primary and secondary

Hello All,

    I understand that the primary and secondary frequencies should be
identical (1 / 2 pi sqrt(LC)).  But it seems to me that the L/R of each
circuit should also be identical also so that the current rise graphs of
both coils look the same.  This would seem to me to be the condition
necessary for optimal energy transfer.  Is this true?  Maybe I have just
missed reading about this so far.  Also I would venture that there is an
optimal relationship to seek between the time constants and the operating
frequency (peak to peak time) so one isn't "waiting" for the other.
    Thanks for any feedback.