Re: In vs. Out

From: 	FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: 	Tuesday, July 29, 1997 3:29 AM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: In vs. Out

In a message dated 97-07-29 03:02:21 EDT, you write:

> I would like to suggest that rather than being held of a measure of 
> resistance (which as we all know is continuously changing), spark 
> brightness is a pretty good measure of current to a first order 
> approximation. Length might be seen as the "sustaining" voltage for 
> an arc. The product of the two would give a first order power 
> approximation. This is only going to work for optimal loading however.
> Long air streamers are quite dim by comparison and a lot of energy is 
> wasted in the gap under this condition. However, a summation of these
> spark parameters at _both_ ends of the system could be useful as a 
> total in-system power approximation.
> ???
> Malcolm


I like this idea, but how will we obtain optimal loading?  Still it could
us useful information.