I-Form Factor and its Significance

  title={I-Form Factor and its Significance},
  author={Frederick D. Bedell and Ralph Bown and H. A. Pidgeon},
  journal={Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
Form factor is significant in the study of transformer losses; as is well known, hysteresis loss is small when the form factor is large, and vice versa. Every wave shape has a definite value of form factor; but the converse is not true, for a particular value of form factor does not indicate a particular wave shape. A wave may contain a third harmonic equal to seventy five per cent of the fundamental and still have the same form factor as a true sine wave. Form factor, therefore, has no general… 
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History of A-C wave Form, Its Determination and Standardization
  • F. Bedell
  • Physics
    Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
  • 1942
With the birth of the transformer and the first distribution of alternating currents, wave form assumed interest, and methods were developed for its determination, chiefly the point-by-point method
Order and Amplitude of Harmonics in Voltage Wave Forms with Indicating Instruments
  • L. Curtis
  • Physics, Education
    Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
  • 1919
The author presents a method for the determination of the order and percentage of the various components of an alternating wave of e. m. f., using indicating meters and other inexpensive apparatus.
Split Motherboard Design
This model is that of a split mother board which contains smaller circuit boards which are connected by a voltage stabilizer, Hence, the circuit boards can be smaller form factors, reducing the size of computers and electronic devices.