Re: Hacking the AWG WIRE TABLE (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 19:29:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Cc: d-at-alumni.caltech.edu
Subject: Re:  Hacking the AWG WIRE TABLE (fwd)

Fr. McGahee:

	That stuff was intended as an interesting historical note,
not a correction of what you had published.  As for the wire tables,
I assume they are calculated based on this formula.  Certainly 
no one can draw wire to a three figure accuracy, at least not
for a reasonable price, so "slide rule accuracy" is surely good
enough.  I suspect that the real tolerance on #50 wire (used in
meter movements only, I would suspect, if anyone has actually
drawn and insulated any) would be of the order of 20% or so.