Shive Wave Machine - Tapered Transformer

Purpose

Useful for obtaining a reasonably good impedance match between the two large segments of the Shive machine.

Equipment

Two large segments of Shive Wave Machine with tapered transformer.

Images

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Description

Connect the tapered transformer between the two large wave machine segments. Inserting this reduces the impedance mismatch and allows the wave to pass from one medium into the other with minimal reflection.

References

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., 19th Century Wave Machines, TPT 18, 510-517, (1980).