OT: Declan and quantum physics

Sam Barnett-Cormack s.barnett-cormack at lancaster.ac.uk
Thu Jul 24 01:54:32 PDT 2003


On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Declan. Moriarty wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 10:01:32PM +0100, Ian Molton enlightened us thusly
> > On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 20:58:43 +0000 (UTC)
> > posting at vodacomm.ca (Stephen Bosch) wrote:
> >
> > > > 'phase' neutral and earth?
> > > >
> > > > what next? john fred and mary?
> > > >
> > > > why do people insist on silly names?
> > >
> > > Please tell us what you'd call them, Ian.
> >
> > phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3, making a note if any are grounded anywhere, and where. alternatively, 0, 120, and 240 but thats asking for confusion.
> >
> Here, phase is 220VAC w.r.t. ground; neutral is a ground line earthed at
> a substation; earth is a local earth.Clearer?
>
> phase1, phase2, phase3 would imply a 3 phase circuit. I don't have a 3
> phase supply.

Then why call them phases? Or did someone else add that in later...?

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Sam Barnett-Cormack
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