6 May 2018

May 6 



Dear All,
I have now
produced a graphical interpretation of Wakefield 3 experiment in terms of
"Catt's travelling pulses". The picture is attached.
It's
better to see this picture together with the one I sent yesterday.
According
to my understanding of the Catt theory, in every point of the TL we always have
a superposition of two energy current levels, called
"travelling pulses" by Ivor. One is travelling left and the
other is travelling right. The length of such pulses is always 2T (twice the
length of the TL). The height of the pulse is always 4V. When a pulse faces LHS
(open circuit) it is reflected with coefficient +1 (basically duplicated),
when a pulse faces RHS (short circuit) it is reflected with coefficient 1
(basically inverted).
My
understanding of the Catt theory in relation to its explanation
of the waveforms of signals in TL is that Catt theory takes such
travelling pulses as a basis of elementary blocks and each waveform is a
superposition of these blocks. According to Catt theory this is the most
natural (Occam's Razor principle) way of seeing the
world of pulseswitching behaviour, as the only postulate we have is that in
every point in space we have energy current travelling with light velocity.
Pulses are shaped in duration by length in geometry of the medium and
conducting plates, and in amplitude they are determined by batteries and the
state of terminal points (opens, shorts).
Conventional
TL theory, in order to explain these behaviours, requires to introduce telegraph equations, with concepts of voltage
and current etc, and according to Ivor is more
convoluted and divorced from reality.
I could
also extrapolate my understanding of the ramifications of Catt theory with
regards to explaining electromagnetic circuits. Catt theory proposes to use
travelling pulses as a basis for representing complex waveforms. In linear
systems, people widely used harmonics as such basis.
Catt
theory's pulses are linked to events, and events have causeeffect
relationships in the points in space where signals are reflected. This works
most effectively in timedomain.
Harmonic
analysis, to the contrary, is not based on events and causality,
it is based on the standing waves and hence operates most efficiently in
frequency domain.
Kind
regards,
Alex