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Old 08-02-2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
I believe it is the pure resistance of the pure copper wire itself. I can get clarification next time I talk to Paul but I think it is pretty straight forward.
"Resistance" is a specific term. It's not frequency-specific and, hence, refers to the resistance of the pure copper wire. Babcock seems competent and appeared to use the term in its proper context.

That is a GREAT question if the wire was stretched out - would the arc be the same.
If you stretched out the wire, you'd get a "transmission line".

Heaviside, Steinmetz, Dollard.

The "core" and the distances through dielectrics would be different, so you would get a different result, but related (imo).

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