So is it correct to say that there can only be a polarity reversal (180-degrees) whereas there can
be any degree of phase shift?
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Ellis Burman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 7:32 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Phase vs. Polarity (was Playing Edison Diamond discs)
> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Ron Roscoe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Oi! Phase, polarity...........
>> Polarity is just a special instance of phase shift; 180 degrees!
> This is incorrect.
> Consider an asymmetrical waveform, say square on the positive half, but
> triangular on the negative. Phase shifting it one half cycle (180 degrees)
> and adding it to the original waveform will NOT cancel it out.
> Only inverting the polarity will cause it to cancel.
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