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Undamped oscillations

Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>

Anyone who has ever scoped the secondary activity on a disruptive coil
can see that all activity is over long, long, long before the start of
the next bang.  With the inherent losses in any secondary system, this
just is the way it is.  Even if the BPS could have been increased to
start a bang before the previous one died, I don't believe that the
technology existed in Tesla's era to time spark gap firings with the
phase of a ringdown.

Gary Lau

> Original poster: Mike <megavolts61@xxxxxxxxx>
>       "By the way, now, for the first time you see my appara-
> tus on Houston Street, which I used for obtaining oscilla-
> tions, damped and undamped as well.  But, it is neces-
> sary to state that while others, who had been using my
> apparatus, but without my experience, have produced
> with it damped oscillations, my oscillations were almost
> invariably continuous, or undamped, because my circuits
> were so designed that they had a very small damping
> factor.  Even if I operated with very low frequencies, I always
> obtained continuous, or undamped, waves for the reason
> that I designed my circuits as nonradiative circuits.  I will
> explain that later." [pp. 43-44]
> My guess is that Tesla was, as I heard it called....'catching the
> tiger by the tail'.   literally meaning he synchronized his spark
> impulses to cause the secondary to constructively interefere with
> itself.   The addition of that last little bit of amplitude with the
> next max would certainly cause resonant rise beyond what anyone today
> does at 120 to 1000 bps.
> Mike